It is rare the bride who actually looks like one of those staged beauties in the magazines. (And if she does it is because she hired a darn good photographer.) Those walking clothes hangers from the bridal pages have been dressed and sculpted by professionals. Her waist is miniscule, her tummy invisible, and her full bust line is imaginary.
There’s a TV ad for an allergy drug where a young woman finds a dusty old trunk in the attic and opens it to discover her grandmother’s wedding dress from the ‘60s. The bride-to-be lovingly clasps it to her bosom and then thanks to modern medicine is able to wear it for her wedding. This is television, not reality.
Every bride knows that without a groom there is no wedding, so he is very important to the whole process. And as vital as he is, we also know that his real job is window dressing; he is an accessory. He is there to frame you as they say in ballroom dancing… the focus is on the female in the phenomenal dress.