Post # 1
Well, I was at an event today and I was talking with an acquaintance about my wedding and mentioned how overwhleming the planning can be. A woman who I don’t know overheard, and said “don’t worry, I got through two this year. Not sure how old your daughter is, but my daughters both did most of it themselves”. When I told her it was not a daughter, it was me, she gave me a hug and said “oh, good for you!”
Sure, I’m old enough to have a daughter that is getting married, but I never thought I looked like I was.
NOT a happy moment.
Post # 3
Wow that’s rough! I’m surprised that lady didn’t blush with shame!
Post # 4
i would have said well my sugar daddy kicked the bucket and i gotta spend the 20 mil on something and sashayed away….
im 22 and get mistaken for 30 a lot not that thats bad but i get asked what school my daughter goes to when i dont have any kids its a blah feeling…its my wonderful gray hair which ive had since i was 7….
im not being whiney and complaining about 5 gray hairs im talking a good 100….id dye it but im waiting for the wedding… i just stripped all the color our a few months ago…ps FI likes my hair. gross…..
Post # 5
… she gave me a hug and said “oh, good for you!”
I think I might have punched her in the nose – condescending b*tch!
Post # 6
That lady was probably really embarrassed. While wedding dress shopping, I met a MOB who was my age. I also looked at some MOB dresses for my bridesmaids since they were a little more flattering to ladies over the age of 40:)
Post # 7
That’s exactly why I got virtually EVERYTHING online/ I went to 1 bridal shop and they made me feel ancient! Hey I’m fifty but not a senior citizen yet!
Post # 8
Awww I am sure you are beautiful- have fun!!
Post # 9
Whenever one of my daughters was with me when we were doing something wedding related, they assumed it was my daughter getting married. I think it’s a pretty normal assumption, and I’d bet it wasn’t a comment on how old you look. 🙂
Post # 10
The day I got married, my son was 28 and my daughter was 26. And to make things worse, my wife is 15 years younger than me. So when we walked into bridal stores, the chances of people assuming I was the mother of the bride and she was the bride were excellent!
Post # 11
Today, my boss asked why I would want such an affair of a wedding at my age (40). I have been very excited about all the planning and I gave him my reasons BUT I have to admit I was deflated after that. He said there are so many other things “that” amount of money could be spent on. Man!
Post # 12
Nice. Some people are so rude! I got married 6 months ago at 40 (my FIRST time) and I will spend what I want on my wedding! Oh the nerve of some people!
Post # 13
You were a gorgeous bride, Ladyjenn!
Post # 14
I was married at 33 and even then most of my friends had been long married and some were even divorced twice when I walked down the isle. Shrug it off, you have someone who loves you and really in the end, isn’t that what we want most anyway?
Post # 15
Quite frankly, I feel sorry for people my age who are preparing for their children’s weddings. I think they just got married way too young. In fact, if she’s younger than you are, gee, did she have kids in high school?
Post # 16
HAHA, the lady that said it to me was easily 10 years my senior!