"Be very careful about any pre-wedding weight gain-you don't alter Vera to fit you, you alter yourself to fit Vera." This is a quote taken from the movie, Bride Wars, starring Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway. This quote is spoken by a very gaunt and judgemental salesgirl, who warns Kate Hudson's character about the dangers of gaining weight before her wedding day, as the Vera Wang dress runs very small. Sadly, this is an all too common theme among brides-to-be today. They feel that they must lose weight for their wedding or their special day will be ruined. I don't recall reading any laws that state that a bride must loose weight in order to be considered beautiful...that her special day rides on the coattails of the all mighty scale. Society continues to portray certain requirements of what is acceptable and what is required to get there.
This begs the question, why do you have to loose weight to fit the dress, why can't you make the dress fit you?
Even the soon to be princess, Kate Middleton is getting into the act. She is rumored to have lost 2 dress sizes, and has said that it is all part of the "wedding plan." This act has taken the future princess down to a fragile looking size 6. It seems to me that if you are going to be a future royal, why can you not, of all people stand up and say, "I demand my wedding dress to fit me as I am!" It is being made especially for you! Why do royals and commoners alike, continue to stand down and bow to the almighty vows of society?