The conventional wisdom is that your wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day of your life, right? Well, for some people’s parents it’s not about your happiness or how good you look and feel in your multi-thousand dollar Vera Wang or your tulle-filled Monique Lhuillier. It’s about the fact that they dropped a boatload of cash on that dress and they don’t want you to look fat in it when you walk down the aisle.
Case in point: this letter from a mother and father to their blushing bride daughter, advising her to buy a scale and weigh herself every week before the wedding. Not because they want her to be healthy. But because they desperately want to protect their “wedding dress investment.” The letter reads:
So, first of all, unless Katie is Kate Middleton, that dress isn’t going to be much of an investment — most clothing depreciates in monetary value, after all. (And to be honest, we’re not sure how much sentimental value this dress will have after this mean letter.) We’d say we were sure the parents meant well in writing this letter, but we’d be lying.
Your Wedding Dress Is Our Investment [Buzzfeed]