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Mother of the Bride’s Letter About Maid Of Honor Has Gone Viral for a Very Cringe-Worthy Reason

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Wedding planning and preparation can be quite draining and stressful. And as the wedding date comes closer, the stress will start to takes its toll. And this kind of stress can bring out the absolute best or worst in people.

This could be the story behind this mother of the bride’s letter that has gone viral. The mother of the bride wanted nothing but the best for her daughter’s special day. She wanted everything to be fine and perfect – including the bridesmaids that will walk down the aisle.

And in her quest for perfection, she sent a letter to the “Dear Prudence” column on Slate seeking for advice. The letter started innocently describing her daughter’s wedding preparation and how her maid of honour is “like a daughter to me”.

The beginning of the letter starts with the following words:

“My 27-year-old daughter and her best friend, Katie, have been best friends since they were 4.

“Katie practically grew up in our house and is like a daughter to me.

“My daughter recently got engaged to her fiancé and announced that Katie would be the maid of honor (Katie’s boyfriend is also a good friend of my future son-in-law).”

What a good way to start a letter, right? I mean, it seems like there’s no problem at all since the mother said nothing but good things about the maid of honor and the fiancé too. But wait, here’s the cringe-worthy part.

The mother then went on to detail her concern about her daughter’s maid of honor. According to the letter, Katie might ruin the wedding procession because of her severe limp because of a birth defect.

The  mother even explained it further with the following words:

“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.

“I mentioned this to my daughter and suggested that maybe Katie could take video or hand out programs (while sitting) so she doesn’t ruin the aesthetic aspect of the wedding.”

And according to the mother, her daughter is no longer speaking to her after she mentioned her concern and unsolicited advice. She even added that they were never that close.

She added:

“But this is her big wedding and I want it to be perfect.

“All of the other bridesmaids will look gorgeous walking down the aisle with my daughter.

“Is it wrong to have her friend sit out?”

Dear Prudence answered the woman by telling her to ask herself the following question:

“Do I sound like a villain in a Reese Witherspoon movie?”

Dear Prudence also told her to apologise to her daughter.

So, what do you think of this mother of the bride letter?

Via her.ie, slate.com