Anyone who has hit a certain age and stepped into wedding season knows the pain that comes with attending multiple weddings in a short space of time.
Yes, there’s the priceless joy of sharing in someone’s special day – but there’s also the very real cost of travel, accommodation and presents, not to mention a new outfit.
Because you always need a new outfit for every wedding, right?
That’s what one woman discovered when she was invited to four weddings in a short space of time and made the grave mistake of wearing the same dress to three of them.
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The woman shared her experience on UK forum Mumsnet, asking if she’d committed some unknown faux pas with her sensible cost-saving fashion choice.
“I wore the same outfit to three of these weddings. Two of these same-outfit weddings were the same crowd of people – family,” username GameOldBirdz said.
She thought nothing of her decision to wear the same dress with different bags and jewellery to each event, until her cousin sent her a message.
“My cousin, who was at both family same-outfit weddings, sent me a load of photographs yesterday and said in the email ‘It’s a shame you couldn’t be bothered to wear something different.”
Assuming the message was a joke, the woman replied, "I'm sorry if I offended you recycling my outfit, I'm cheap" with a winky face.
She discovered, however, that it was not a joke at all.