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Slim Fast Wedding Cake Topper Ads: Cool or Not?

Losing weight before a wedding is a big deal for a lot of brides. And judging from these ads, it's something that Slim Fast knows well. With a tagline that reads,"Need to lose a little weight before your wedding?" the three different ads show a cake topper where the bride is in an uncompromising position. In one she's gotten so heavy she's fallen through the cake, and in another we see that she's ripped the backside of her dress. While none of these situations are funny IRL, something about using cake toppers gives it a bit of humor. What do you think . . .


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amber512 amber512 7 years
I didn't start to get healthy until AFTER my wedding. I never want to look like I do in my wedding pictures ever again!
guavajelly guavajelly 7 years
Cute!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
I agree with Kim. I don't see anything wrong with women wanting to lose weight before a wedding. Having a concrete goal to lose the weight is better than losing the weight "eventually".
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Geez, way to make women paranoid about losing weight before getting married. Women will see these ads and think "OMG, I'm such a whale, I need to lose 20 lbs before my wedding" even if they aren't really overweight. IMHO, they're preying on womens' insecurities. It's not like Slim Fast is exactly a good way to permanently lose weight anyway.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 7 years
I think it's funny and cool. Slim Fast is a weight loss product; thus, it will advocate weight loss. No biggie.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
I don't think it's that people "want to be fat every other day of their lives," I think it's more that the wedding gives people a concrete goal date of when to lose the weight by. As I'm sure you know, it's not easy for everyone to lose weight and thinking, "I'm going to lose 10 pounds in the next two months," makes it much easier for people than thinking, "I'd really like to lose these extra 10 pounds sometime soon." I'm surprised to see so many negative attitudes on here regarding brides who want to lose a little extra weight for their weddings. I'd think healthy weight loss would be encouraged by regular readers of this site. Although, I do often see negative attitudes from people who are very into health and fitness towards people who are just starting down the path of being healthier. (Not directed at anyone in particular, just an attitude I see so much from people here and on other sites.)
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
I put "not cool." I don't think they're funny. And I know losing weight for your wedding is the trendy thing to do (though I still don't know why someone would want to be fat every other day of their life?) but to me it encourages unhealthiness. SlimFast is not healthy - it has almost as much sugar as a can of soda. And I don't think it's realistic to only eat an evening meal and two "shakes." So my biggest problem is that the ads seem to prey on brides' insecurities just to get them to go on their unhealthy crash diet.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
I think they're funny. :)
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 7 years
i find it really funny, in kind of a person getting hurt kinda funny. like, i'm not supposed to laugh, but i can't help it? hmmm.. the ad is quite awful, preying on women's happiest day of their life.
amandachalynn amandachalynn 7 years
I don't feel like I HAVE to lose weight because of a humorous advertisement. If someone feels that way they need to find themselves in a therapists chair because theres more going on there than wanting to get 10lbs off.
tigr3bianca tigr3bianca 7 years
There's no harm in losing a few pounds before the big day but there are much healthier ways than slim fast. I don't think the ads are cool as they are preying on women's insecurities and make them feel they HAVE to lose weight.
imLissy imLissy 7 years
I think they're cute! I think it's fine to drop a couple of pounds for your wedding. You want to look your absolute best. There's no harm in that.
lemuse20 lemuse20 7 years
Funny! But not "cool". Not techinically "uncool" either though.
pixiedusk pixiedusk 7 years
can i say it depends on your sense of humor? or present situation? its hard enough to lose weight and some ads makes fun of you itll be harder.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Eh, I think they're funny. And, I agree, onlysourcherry; it's typically brides who try to lose weight for their weddings. Additionally, SlimFast is a product that has traditionally been advertised to women. Also, I don't think SlimFast is advocating that people lose "copious amounts of weight." Firstly, SlimFast commercials (at least from what I've seen) generally tout the product as something that will help you lose a small amount of weight. Additionally, the ad explicitly asks, "need to lose a little weight before your wedding?" I really don't see any harm in someone trying to lose 10 pounds or so for her wedding. (Now, I don't think SlimFast is the best way to lose those 10 pounds, but that's another subject entirely.)
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 7 years
#6, because when was the last time you met a groom who was trying to slim down to fit in that tux? I'm sure they exist somewhere, but every bride I've ever known was trying to either slim down or tone up.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 7 years
Funny, but not cool.
ticamorena ticamorena 7 years
genius! haha, it's nonetheless a little coldhearted to prey on women's insecurities on what is 'the most important event' of many people's lives; although it can never harm to loose weight (if needed) in time for a big event, the changes should be ones that contribute to a permanently positive lifestyle change
kimmieb124 kimmieb124 7 years
Totally agree with pariah, and I am married. I never understood the point of this. I wanted to look like myself on my wedding day, which happens to be the size I was before my wedding day and the size I've been since.
Niami Niami 7 years
I think the cake toppers are funny. Humor is humor. However in real life the extreme dieting only gets you in the dress and in wedding photos looking pretty freaking hungry. Past the day of the wedding the women I've known have always ended up 30 pounds or more heavier than they were on that day. lol
pariahlegal pariahlegal 7 years
I think this tradition of brides losing copious amounts of weight to slim into a dress for one day is really ridiculous (although I've never been married, so who am I to say). I just think it leads to extreme dieting and exercise that no one can reasonably keep up past the "I do"s.
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