Open thread: how do you deal with wedding body-shaming?

I just got engaged, and I went on my first dress shopping outing with my sister and my mom last weekend. I was hoping it would be a fun bonding experience, but instead I felt criticized and harassed by both of them. I'm a plus-size bride, and both of them kept making comments about how dresses would fit once a lost a few pounds, how certain dress styles would look good after my wedding diet (…that I've never once said I was doing!), how this dress covered up my arms and looked better than that dress that didn't.

What was supposed to be a good day, turned into a day where I went home feeling like I'd been a victim of wedding body-shaming. How do other plus-size brides stay body positive in the face of constant criticism?


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A red Medieval gown, golden antler crowns (!!), Scottish kilts, major costume cred, geeky ceremony references, and a giant bride versus groom sword/axe fight that will wow you — have we got you hooked yet? If not, you'll definitely be sucked in with the pine cone and wooden log centerpieces, woodsy Mario cake, and wee ones in Medieval garb at this Medieval feast wedding.