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Bride and Grooming

Why are people so obsessed with changing the way that they look? I stumbled across this program this afternoon on the Lifestyle You channel and I really hope that this is the exception rather than the norm.

Bride and Grooming: The ultimate wedding makeover show which takes couples who are about to get married and dramatically transforms them over four weeks into the bride and groom they only ever dreamt of being. The twist?

I don’t know about you, but the only bride that I ever dreamt of being was the happy one marrying my husband. And with all of the make-up, fancy hair, false nails and beautiful dress, I almost felt as though I was someone else anyway.

On today’s program, the bride had a nose job, a boob job, and her top lip plumped. The groom had a pec implant, veneers in place of his top teeth, and a nose job. I wonder if they still felt as though they were marrying the same person.

I know that people look at their wedding day as the most important day of their lives, and I agree, it is important and should be memorable. But for the right reasons. I remember my wedding day very fondly as it was the day that we made a commitment to share the rest of our lives together. I remember the fun that we had as we celebrated our love for each other with close friends and family. I don’t remember my wedding day because of the money that was spent or how much effort we put into looking good for that one day. I just remember the elation, and the relief that the months of planning and organisation had been a success, and that our guests had enjoyed it as much as we had.

I also don’t remember thinking that I didn’t look good enough for my husband or that I should have looked ‘better’ on my wedding day. I look how I look, this is me, and the way that I have been made. Why would I want to change that for my wedding day or any day? And I know that a nose job is not a very big deal anymore, nor is a boob job either, come to think of it. But why are people so keen to tweak and modify themselves? What is this big obsession with perfection? In a few generations time, are we all going to be identical barbie dolls because it is the socially acceptable thing to do?

So would you (or your partner) consider plastic surgery before your big day? Do you think that your day (and life) would be better because of it?