- 8 years ago
- Wedding: November 2010
I’m a regular bee poster, but for the sake of this one, I’ve gone incognito under a fake username. You just never know with the web.
Anyhow, my Mother in Law gets back from shopping today (which she does every day, but this time she finally bought a dress) and it’s this SHINY GOLD thing. She plans to wear this to my wedding paired with blinged out Manolos, fancy jewelry, and heaven only knows what else. Think: walking disco ball.
THIS IS NOT YOUR DAY, LADY. Why is a 60 year old woman wearing a gold dress and high heels and carrying Louis Vuitton purses anyway? We do not live in Beverly Hills. No one else in my family or any of the guests are like this. She is definitely going to stand out and call attention herself. I’m pretty sure that’s her plan, although she will sweetly deny it and fuss about how difficult it was for her to find a dress that was flattering and this was the only one that worked (she is a size two–shouldn’t be hard to find something). It’s like this super awful attempt at self-deprication that she thinks she’s mastered…but we’re all onto it.
Meanwhile, I’m the bride. I have a pretty dress, but I’m wearing it with flip flops, as the wedding is outdoors and not super fancy (someone didn’t get the memo).
I don’t really know what to do. I’m not “in” the family yet, so I’m not sure if this is just one of those situations where I’m supposed to suck it up (and crop her out of photos later), or if I can do anything to remedy the situation. Either way, I feel little better after venting, so if you actually read this whole thing, thank you for listening! 🙂