There was a bit of a blow up this morning regarding a real wedding with a very slender bride featured on a popular blog . I understand that there has been a call out there recently for more diverse weddings in the blogosphere but that should not give any of us permission to bash on the physical appearance of a bride, her wedding or lifestyle choices. Imagine if you shared your wedding with a blog and the majority of the 34 comments were snarky and insensitive remarks about the way you look? How hurt would you be?
On the other hand, I spent a good deal of time going through the real wedding category on this website and was unimpressed with what I found. Though there were claims of posting a variety of weddings and wedding parties, and I'm not saying that they did anything intentionally, there was not much of a range when it came to the people showcased in the weddings. So perhaps, instead of bashing the poor bride (or groom), we could all do a little more to help the situation by asking (nicely) for more of an assortment of weddings and asking our photographers to send in more diverse weddings and posting more variety on our own blogs. Sure, it's fun to look at pretty people but we can look in Vogue for that. Here I think most of us just want to see more people to whom we can relate.