What happens if you go for your wedding dress fitting…and it doesn’t fit? Oh, no worries, they’ll just take it in, right? But what if it’s because IT’S TOO SMALL?
Cassie is scared to go to her fitting because she’s pretty sure she’s the only bride she GAINED weight before their wedding. And while she’s not upset about the weight gain…she’s pretty upset over what that might mean when it comes to her dress, especially since that gain was due to multiple injuries from working out.
But before she even went to the fitting, here’s the article she magically saw – she’s pretty sure it’s a sign from the universe – before her fitting. Cassie got her copy of “Brides” Magazine, opened it up, and the very first article was by Lauren Chan – a former fashion editor for “Glamour” Magazine and a plus size model – and the large print read: “step off the scale.”
And here are the words that stuck with her:
“You got engaged, learned to love yourself, and will get married at your heaviest. If the best things happened when you were bigger, what would being thin get you?”
We need to stop believing that in order to live our best lives, we need to be peak skinny. Let’s use the time we spend measuring ourselves up to others, feeling bad about our bodies, or hell, crying in fitting rooms, to create our own happily ever after.
And reader, if you feel the way I did, please remember that the person who asked you to marry them—to be legally bound to them, to take on the role of forever roommate, to maybe have their kids or at least adopt a dog, to share their debt no matter its magnitude, to fight and make up, and fight and make up, and fight and make up—f*cking loves you as you are. So don’t you dare let anyone—or any dress or Google search—tell you to shed for your damn wedding.”