Julianne Hough explained why she’s not interested in losing weight for her wedding

Let’s be real: Weddings are stressful! Especially since so very many of us can feel immense pressure to fit into a certain size on our special day. Even when we know we shouldn’t feel that way, it can be incredibly hard to shake our own inner-critic.

But we just heard that Julianne Hough doesn’t want to lose weight or look different for her wedding with Brooks Laich, and it’s for such a great reason.

"If I get super hot for my wedding day and I’m not afterwards, and I’m not before, then it’s like, ‘Who is this person marrying my fiancé?’ Or, ‘Who’s my fiancé marrying?’ I don’t want to look different than what I look like normally," she told People.

via giphyWe dig Hough’s healthy, down-to-earth attitude, and it sounds like she’s on her way to a relaxed and very comfortable wedding day. And to be honest, we’ve NEVER seen a bride who wasn’t absolutely glowing and gorgeous on her special day. Because — at the risk of sounding cheesy — happiness is the best accessory, and beauty comes in every shape.

Thanks for the reminder to be ourselves all the time, including our wedding day, Julianne!

In the same interview, she also talked about eating well and working out to a strict routine most of the time (she is a professional athlete, after all!). But the night before the wedding will be time to relax and enjoy a nice meal without thinking about all that. “I’ll probably want to enjoy the night before, have like beer and a burger, stuff like that. This is my lifestyle, so I have cheat days, but if I have a cheat day, the next day I’m really good.” 

We’re so excited for her upcoming wedding! These two make a very special team.

Keep being you and challenging others to do the same, Julianne!