Bridesmaid’s Jurassic wedding outfit goes viral
THERE'S plenty who aren't too fussed when it comes to allowing their bridesmaids to pick whatever outfit they wish.
It's a risk they're willing to take.
Just like Deanna Adams, 40, of Nebraska, who decided to give her bridal party free rein over their choice of outfit.
Luckily, Ms Adams has a sense of humour when her sister and maid of honour Christina Meador decided to turn up to the ceremony in an enormous, inflatable Tyrannosaurus rex costume.
Judging by the images, no one seemed phased by Christina's … unique outfit.
Chances are, if this were another bride, they probably wouldn't have remained so calm.
Christina shared a post of her unconventional attire on Facebook last month and it quickly went viral, attracting more than 35,000 shares and 17,000 comments. It was also shared on Reddit last week, garnering an equal amount of attention.
"When you're maid of honour and told you can wear anything you choose … I regret nothing," she captioned the post, with a cheeky smiley face emoji.
The snap shows the bride, groom and officiant in the middle of the vows while an emotional Christina casually stands by her sister's side, peering through the eyeholes of her hilarious outfit.
The other bridesmaids opted for more traditional attire of purple and red dresses. Some did, however, wear thongs and converse shoes to complete their look.
The one thing they all had in common was their sunflower bouquet.
Many branded her stunt "brilliant" while tagging their friends asking if it were acceptable to wear the same outfit to their wedding.
"This is gonna be me!!! Don't give me options Chrystan Page," one woman wrote on Facebook.
"Madison Smith can I wear this to your wedding?" another asker her friend.
" … a wedding with a sense of humour, passion and love and everyone will remember the day … love it!" commented a third.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Christina, 38, from Texas, said the idea started off as a joke after Deanna told her she could wear whatever she liked on the day.
"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," Christina said.
While discussing plans, Christina sent her sister a message to say she'd splash out on a dinosaur costume before throwing out other unique ideas, including a Doctor Who Tardis.
Christina said her sister was surprisingly OK with her dinosaur idea despite several chances to change her mind.
She even had a $20 back-up dress for Christina, but it never came to that point.
Instead, Christina committed to her crazy idea after it became a game of "chicken" between the sisters.
And so she walked down the isle dressed as a T-Rex.
"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," Christina told Daily Mail Australia.
"I peeled off the costume as soon as the ceremony was over to enjoy the reception in the dress I wore underneath it."
When she uploaded the image to her Facebook page with her sister's permission, many asked if they could share it.
"I posted it on my Facebook page and allowed the closed group members to share from there - and then it got way bigger than expected," Christina said.
"But it's nice to see that most people get it, and the few who didn't were at least just showing concern for my sister's feelings, not knowing her or the situation."
Deanna had her sister's back, quickly turning down any negative comments directed to Christina.
"It's not a joke, it's a giant middle finger at spending thousands of dollars and putting ungodly amounts of pressure on ourselves just to please a bunch of people who, in the end, only want free food and drinks," Deanna said in response to one negative comment.
"The point was to get married to the man who treats me like I hung the moon, and we did that part."