Big fat wedding

For brides-to-be, the picture often ain’t that pretty with the battle of the bulge threatening to spoil their big day and beyond, research shows.

While this in itself is rarely cause for concern, the researchers from Flinders University in Adelaide said their findings demonstrated that both weight loss and weight gain may precipitate the development of body image concern and bulimic pathology in newlyweds.

Examining wedding-related weight change in 343 brides recruited from