Our friend Tammy was recently invited to her friend Jane’s wedding. The bride loves to throw extravagant parties, so it’s no surprise her own wedding is going to be over the top!
When Tammy opened the invitation, she found very specific dress code instructions – the couple requested that ALL the guests wear white! Apparently she’s going with a white theme in a big way – white doves, flowers, cake, you name it. And, while of course people don’t usually wear white to weddings, Jane wanted to buck the trend in a big way…
Tammy’s immediate reaction was not only does she hate how she looks in white – but she doesn’t own a white outfit and will have to go out to purchase a new one! She thinks it’s really inconsiderate of the couple to make such a specific request of their guests, signficantly adding to the already high costs of attending a wedding.
Tammy canvassed a bunch of friends, and everyone is annoyed by Jane’s request – though no one wants to say anything to the bride. No one except Tammy, that is!
She wants to email Jane and gently let her know that her request is really putting some people out financially (never mind that white is a hard color to wear)! Her husband thinks Tammy should keep her mouth shut, but spend much less on the gift than they would if they weren’t spending money on new outfits.
So, what do you think Tammy should do? Is it ever ok to critique a bride’s dream day? Do you think her husband has the right idea? Or should she just let it go altogether and suck it up? Tell us what you would do!| Print