Can you sit back for a moment and think of the steps you have taken to ensure you, and your entourage, look perfect on the wedding day? It’s one thing to dictate the color of dress or shoes that you want people to wear on your wedding day, but it’s another to compel people to go ‘under the knife’ to be considered in your wedding line-up. You may want to take a step back and draw a line that you can never cross in the name of beauty even if it’s on your wedding day.
Botox injections for the wedding line-up
Miss Kacey Knauer, a bride to be, invited her closest friends, including her mother and soon to be mother-in-law, to her bridal shower at a med spa. Knauer, who claims that she wanted to offer her guests something more meaningful, invited an aesthetician to assess every woman’s face and come up with a suitable cosmetic treatment plan to get rid of any wrinkles and age spots. She easily convinced her friends to consider Botox.
Losing your home to pay for cosmetic treatment
Fiancee Tsia Pullen, another soon-to-be bride sold her £80,000 home in order to pay for cosmetic surgery and look the part on her wedding day. The 34 year old woman believed that making this move would boost her confidence and make her feel beautiful walking down the aisle. After going through the surgery, Fiancee Tsia Pullen claims she did not regret it one bit.
Turning your bridesmaids into ‘slaves of honor’
The stories go on and on of brides who are asking their maids to have their breasts enlarged, go through strict diet programs or undergo face lifts in order to look young. From laser treatments to dermal fillers, tooth whitening treatment and Botox injections, it’s surprising to see the activities taking place at bridal parties nowadays.
The mother of the bride is not safe either
Unfortunately, this pressure is trickling down to the mother of the bride as well. You will find cases where the mother of the bride goes to get age-enhancing cosmetic treatments in order to appear youthful on her daughter’s big day. If only someone could advice them that nothing is more stunning than elegance and confidence.
Who is to blame?
Today brides are taking it too far. Some brides are risking their well being by going through extreme diet changes in order to gain the coveted hour glass figure and fit perfectly into their wedding gowns. Can we blame this on the fact that society has placed a lot of pressure on the bride to look her very best, or are we simply obsessed with the set image of a perfect bride?
Going for cosmetic treatments ahead of the wedding day is not plain wrong. It’s ok if you have always been contemplating some cosmetic surgery for some reason. However, doing it mainly because you want to achieve the society’s definition of bridal beauty is simply wrong. You may have accommodating friends and family members who are willing to go through some of these extremities to make you happy on your wedding day. They will simply agree to your terms, because it’s your day but it’s unfair to make people go through things they hadn’t planned for.
Don’t allow yourself to be caught up with the society’s idea of what extreme beauty is. It’s time someone redefined the true meaning of bridal beauty.