Move over Bridezilla – you’ve got yourself a fierce contender the most offensive wedding attendee EVER. A mother of the bride recently posted in a weekly advice column that the maid of honour at her daughter’s wedding should sit out the wedding procession because she has a limp, (the result of a birth defect) which in her opinion would ruin the “aesthetic aspect of the wedding”.
Our faces right now:
The worst part is the mumzilla seems completely unaware that her opinion is grossly unacceptable and incredibly cold hearted, with the soon-to-be (terrifying) mother-in-law writing, “She has no problem wearing high heels and has already been fitted for the dress, but I still think it will look unsightly if she’s in the wedding procession limping ahead of my daughter”.
But it gets worse. The woman went on to suggest that the maid of honour should film the procession or hand out programs while sitting so she doesn’t ruin the look of the wedding. She also mentions that after making these suggestions to her daughter, the bride is no longer speaking to her, but they “were never that close”.
Mallory Ortberg, the writer behind the Dear Prudence column, had just as hard a time understanding how the woman would be willing to ask her daughter’s best friend, someone she refers to as “like a daughter to me”, to refrain from walking down the aisle. “I am having a hard time wrapping my mind around this letter,” Mallory writes. “I encourage you to reread it and to ask yourself that time-honored question, ‘Do I sound like a villain in a Reese Witherspoon movie?’”
“It is not only wrong to have asked your daughter to consider excluding her best friend over this—it is ableist, and cruel, and it speaks to a massive failure of empathy, compassion, and grace on your part”, writes Ortberg.
“You must and should apologize to your daughter immediately, and I encourage you to profoundly reconsider the orientation of your heart”.
Try and top that one, Fairies.
Article written by Alison Donnellan