Friday, May 20, 2011

Once upon a time ...

I don't usually even send on those emails that do the rounds. But I've just received one I like so much I thought it belonged here.
Jennifer's wedding day was fast approaching. Nothing could dampen her excitement - not even her parents' recent 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 found 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 Elephant's Child said...

Snicker. Though it does make me glad that I have never been married. The whole deal seems to get blown out of proportion for many, many people.

Kerryn Goldsworthy said...

I'm just glad I was a wannabe hippie. I got married at 19 in my parents' living room in red velvet with daisies, yes daisies, in my hair. There were about 50 guests and my mum did all the cooking, and it was a fabulous party, along the lines of 'Hurry up and get the bloody ceremony out of the way so we can open the champagne and eat this delicious prawn curry.'

I can remember laughing myself stupid at the whole idea of a 'rehearsal dinner' and what that signified about the degree of palaver now attached to weddings within a certain demographic only a few years ago. Sex and the City (probably more than anything else) has normalised all this stuff for us. At least back in the olden days when such a fuss was made about weddings, the couple expected to be together forever. Now they spend $50K on the wedding and split up five years later.

Marshall Stacks said...

I have been to weddings like yours and they were the best and most appropriate ones.
I liked the sentiment behind that punchline. My ex now has several exes and I would have loved to pull that trick.

David Irving (no relation) said...

Your wedding sounds much like mine, Kerryn. A friend did the photos, and although we were married in a church, the priest was my best mate's dad. We had the reception at my mum's place, because my parents-in-law didn't have the room, and it was all party pies and beer. (No daisies, but my now ex-missus wore a blue velvet dress which looked very fetching.)

Emily said...

Loved it. Had a good laugh at the outcome.