You live in an RV (recreational vehicle) and have had for years. Your 16-year-old daughter announces that she is getting married to her boyfriend of 3 years. Do you: Scream at her? Call the boy’s parents to talk this out? Talk her out of it? Forbid her? Make her wait at *least* another 2-3 years before committing to getting married? Drive your home as far from the suitor as possible? (Remember, this is a viable option–you live in an RV.)
And here’s what one set of English parents did…
The father of this 16-year-old bride spent 100,000 pounds sterling for his little girl’s wedding (100,000 Pounds UK = $158,000 US.) Daddy had saved up for this special day and no expense was spared. For example, the above wedding gown cost about 16,000 pounds, alone. (I know what you’re thinking but, no. I’ve posted the correct picture; that is the dress. Yes, that dress. Yes, THAT dress.) Look at the dress again and say to yourself “16,000 pounds, 16,000 pounds” this sum would be horrific were it in US dollars. Mexican Pesos for that matter.
Now let us think of something else this 100,000 pounds may have bought this family…Hmmm… Hey, I know, how about a sizable down payment on a house BECAUSE YOU LIVE IN A FUCKING RV?!?!??
Ok. Ok. You’ve decided to spend this small fortune for your kid’s wedding. Fine. Couldn’t you throw in a few quid for a personal trainer for the her. A young bride’s gut shouldn’t look like that…
Here’s the bride and groom with the bride’s parents
All kinds of awesome here. Don’t her parents look young? They are, Mom is 32 and Dad is 35. There is a better than outside chance that they’ll be grandparents within 2 years. Good times.
Some Haiku to end this:
“Haiku for a 16-year-old Getting Married”
One hundred thousand
Pounds. The cost of a Dad’s love.
Next time try condoms.
Not the Bedazzler’s rhinestones
as seen on T.V?
“Marry me,” he asked
She said, “Yes.” I say
“Sterilize them now.”
Full article courtesy The Daily Mail.