According to the New York Post, many brides have added a new “to-do” for their bridesmaids. In addition to buying a dress, attending all of the bridal events, and throwing the bachelorette party, some bridesmaids are now being told they need to lose a certain amount of weight, dye their hair, tan their skin, and some are even being encouraged to have plastic surgery before the big event.
The Why Behind the Demands
Extreme brides are demanding that their bridesmaids to look good while they are standing next to them. They also say they want their loved ones to feel good about themselves because it will show in the pictures that they are happy.
The problem is that not everyone’s idea of happiness lies in losing weight or changing their appearance. Many women are perfectly happy with the way they look, even if they do not conform to society’s view of what is considered ideal.
These new “demands” for bridesmaids are likely leading to many strained relationships during what is supposed to be the best time of their lives. It’s possible that many ladies have declined being a bridesmaid for that very reason, which is a shame if they have been part of the bride’s life for many years.
Weddings have changed a lot. They’ve gone from a celebration of love to a flaunting of one’s appearance. It doesn’t seem like the day is about the couple anymore, but rather the event.
Our Take on Plastic Surgery Requirements
No one should EVER tell you to have plastic surgery or any type of cosmetic procedure. You should only seek plastic surgery if it is the right choice for you. The reason why you need to make the decision is because you will not be happy with the results if you’re not initiating the change. You’ll feel pressured and resentful, and you’ll wish you could look like you used to.
Not to mention, everyone is beautiful. Plastic surgery only improves that existing beauty. Many ladies take offense when someone says they need to have work done on their face or body. Even simply saying someone needs to lose weight is an insult. Always remember that no one has the right to tell you what you should or should not look like. You are the only person who has jurisdiction over your body.
If a bride has encouraged you to seek plastic surgery, think about it carefully before you move forward with it. You should be happy with the results you get from aesthetic services because that’s the whole point!
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