The bride gave her sister and maid of honor complete freedom to choose what they wanted to wear for the wedding.
Bridesmaids have played an important role and been a tremendous support system for the bride on their wedding day. Usually, all the bridesmaid tend to wear a uniform color so as to not outshine the bride on her special day. But these dresses are inevitably a one-time outfit that you don't know what to do post the festivities. Do you keep it or do you throw it out? However, times are changing and brides are now giving their bridesmaids the freedom to wear what they want so that they don't face that dilemma anymore.
Deanna Adams, 40, from Nebraska, gave her bridesmaids the opportunity to do exactly that. What she didn't expect was for her sister and maid of honor Christina Meador, 38, from Texas, to show up in a giant inflatable Tyrannosaurus Rex costume. Though it was a rather unconventional choice, she shared the images from the wedding on social media where it quickly went viral, reports Daily Mail.
She shared a picture on Facebook and captioned it: When you're maid of honor and told you can wear anything you choose...I regret nothing. It raked in 18k comments and has been shared over 35k times. Christina, however, said it was "weird" to see her post go viral, and admitted it wasn't a complete shock for her sister to see her arrive in the T-Rex suit. "About a year ago my big sister texted me asking if I would be her maid of honor," she recalled.
"She, knowing that I'm not a big fan of wearing formal dresses and that I probably wouldn't have a lot of money to buy something really nice, reassured me by letting me know that I could pick out any outfit that I choose. I was trying to think of something that I would be willing to wear more than once and thought to myself, 'Well, she did say anything, and if I'm spending more than $50, I want it to be a dinosaur costume because they're fantastic and I've always wanted one.'"
So, like a responsible maid of honor, she decided to check with her sister before going through with the plan. "I sent her a text so that she could have a laugh - surprisingly she was ok with it!" Christina confessed that in the months that followed, she did keep changing her costume ideas, including a Tardis from Doctor Who. However, the dinosaur costume "stuck" with her.
Sadly, Christina couldn't really afford the costume and she spent $7 to pick up a dress from a thrift store. But it seemed like the T-Rex was meant to be, as by the week of the wedding Christina had lost some weight and her dress was too big. "I had yet to find my sister a good gift," she explained. "I had decided that she would appreciate the dinosaur costume and it would be fun to mess with her about wearing it during the ceremony."
"I arrived in Nebraska for the wedding, my sister picks me and my mom up from our hotel to go to a final dress fitting, and I bring it up on the ride that I had bought it and plan to wear it, and she laughed." Even though Christina gave her sister several chances to tell her not to go through with it, it seemed like Deanna was just as determined as Christina was to see her wear the T-Rex costume.
"It was hot!" she recalled. "I remember being surprised that everyone seemed to be doing their best to avoid noticing the elephant in the room (or should I say dino) but it was hard to see in the costume. I peeled off the costume as soon as the ceremony was over to enjoy the reception in the dress I wore underneath it." Now, this is how you have a good time at a wedding, right?