Laurie sent me this funny story today and I just had to share it with all of you. We live in a time where there is typically at least one step-patent in every wedding. This can be a very sticky situation that the bride and groom have no control over. We hope that the adults decide to act like adults and remember the day is about the bride and groom, however that is not always the case.
This is just one more reason to hire a wedding planner....let us put the "fun" in "dysfunctional."
HOW TO BE GRACIOUS
Jennifer's wedding day was fast approaching. Nothing could dampen her excitement - not even her parent's nasty divorce.
Her mother had found the PERFECT dress to wear, and would be the best-dressed mother-of-the-bride ever!
A week later, Jennifer was horrified to learn that her father's new, young wife had bought the exact same dress as her mother! Jennifer asked her father's new young wife to exchange it, but she refused. "Absolutely not! I look like a million bucks in this dress, and I'm wearing it," she replied.
Jennifer told her mother who graciously said, ''Never mind sweetheart. I'll get another dress.
After all, it's your special day.''
A few days later, they went shopping, and did find another gorgeous dress for her mother.
When they stopped for lunch, Jennifer asked her mother, ''Aren't you going to return the other dress? You really don't have another occasion where you could wear it."
Her mother just smiled and replied, ''Of course I do, dear.....I'm wearing it to the rehearsal dinner the night BEFORE the wedding.''