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[Toni] Favourite wedding looks

So in love with Ciara’s wedding dress so thought I would share some bridal looks I think are so pretty and cool while scrolling through blogs 🙂

Images from Rock and Roll Bride and Hello Giggles


[Toni] Being good to your bridesmaids

I’ve just been reading a few blog posts on the subject of “I’m a bridesmaid and my friend has asked my to change my appearance for the big day”, ranging from dying their hair to a normal colour to covering tattoos and even losing weight.

These thoughts never, ever, crossed my mind when I was dealing with my 4 bridesmaids. They are all different shapes, sizes and heights! They are all gorgeous and it doesn’t matter if they have a bit of extra weight on them or not. 2 of them are self conscious about it and I knew the same dress wouldn’t suit them all, so we opted for different dresses in the same colour and got them altered if needed. It worked perfectly.


Finding a dress for the 2 self conscious ones was kind of sad, because they would mention about being “fat” and “massive”, when they looked lovely. Plus what can you say to that when they are convinced they look horrible? (note: when I try and sound enthusiastic I end up sounding sarcastic!). I wanted them to feel pretty and comfortable and I think it worked.

A family member kept turning their nose up at a couple of my bridesmaids tattoos too, which really annoyed me. The tattoos are part of who they are and it’s kind of insulting if you ask them to cover them and turn your nose up at it. Yes, it’s not to everyone’s taste, but who cares? It’s not harming you in any way.

I chose my bridesmaids because they are my closest friends and I love them for who they are, not because I wanted model perfect photos (boring!),. That’s not what a wedding is about.

Bridezillas need to take a step back and really think about what they are saying before they do that – you’re getting married to the love of your life, everyone is there to celebrate that love and all eyes would be on you anyway. All that matters is everyone turns up and you get to sign that certificate!

The Wedding Diet


Today I thought I’d talk about my views on dieting for your wedding. I don’t know if I have mentioned that I am getting married very soon (2 weeks!) so I have been on forums and reading lots of blogs. Can’t get enough of wedding talk! I don’t know how I will cope once it’s over.

Anyway, I recently joined a group created by Kat Williams of Rock and Roll Bride. She made a group on Facebook and the posts have been so interesting – there are so many unique and awesome brides on there and it’s great seeing them all sharing their ideas for their big day.

A few people have started posting about dieting for their wedding. BOOO! Big thumbs down from me and many of the people on the group it seems. What is so amazing about the facebook group is that we all have the view that fad-dieting just for your wedding is a big no no! Your fiancée clearly loves you as you are and thinks your beautiful already, why change that? I personally think that picking a dress a size smaller and slimming to fit into it is silly. The wedding planning process should be enjoyable and you shouldn’t be stressing about whether you’ll fit into the dress. Trust me, it is stressful trying to slim into certain clothes sizes, I’ve been there and it’s always in your mind, which ends up ruining other things going on in your life as you don’t enjoy them properly. Brides to be, please remember that wedding dresses come up a size smaller in general anyway and if you are happy with your body right now, then you should find something that shows it off and suits you without having to change yourself.

If you fad diet, you’ll eat normally again after the wedding and the weight will come right back on and maybe more!

Kat Williams wrote a blog post which I skimmed through today and I think it’s a good message.

You’ve gone through life and bagged an amazing husband to be without having to diet, you don’t need to now. And make sure you eat all the best, stodgiest, fattiest food on your honeymoon! And ice-cream. Always ice-cream.

x Toni x