Attending a wedding is supposed to be an enjoyable experience — one filled with dance floor action, laughter, and perhaps one too many pieces of fondant-wrapped cake.
It’s also an excuse to dress up in something that makes you feel awesome.
Yet one woman’s account of being taunted by other guests for her choice of wedding outfit is quickly doing the rounds of social media.
The story first appeared on the Facebook page of New Zealand radio station The Breeze Waikato, accompanied by an image of the anonymous guest in the peach, white and beige-toned dress she wore to the ceremony.
“A friend wore this dress to a wedding [on] the weekend and got targeted big time,” the caption states.
“She says she got treated rudely by other women at the wedding … [one] came up behind her and slapped her on the bum and said it was on a dare from a group of other women who were watching and snickering.”
Seriously, this is some Never Been Kissed-level nastiness.
It gets worse — the post claims another guest seemed to purposefully spill a beer on the woman.
“She’s amazed that grown women could be so immature and such bullies,” it concluded.
Indeed. And besides, aren’t there better ways to amuse yourself at a wedding — like going back for a fourth piece of cake…?
Since it was posted last weekend, the photo has received more than 400 comments from readers of the Facebook page, many of whom posted in support of the woman — even if the dress wasn’t to their personal liking.
Watch: MM staff share their wedding regrets. (Post continues after video.)
“Jealousy is a curse. She looked awesome! I only wish that I was there to slap them in the ass right back!” one wrote.
“Noone under any circumstances deserves to be belittled and made to feel inadequate and ashamed. Hold your head high and rock that body, you look amazing,” another posted.
Popular blogger Constance Hall has also shared her thoughts in an article posted earlier today.
“Looking back on my wedding I am disappointed that I didn’t write on the invitations, ‘Please … flaunt your body, whether it be rolls or muscles, skinnyminnies and magnificent curves, tall ones, short ones, round ones straight ones … I’d like to see them all flaunted,” Hall wrote on Queens of Constance.
“You keep on Queening on my sexy friend … Pride in oneself should be celebrated, you should be celebrated.” (Post continues after gallery.)
The original post asked whether the woman’s choice of dress had somehow “brought on” the nasty treatment from her fellow guests, but several readers disputed the point.
“Someone came and smacked her on the ass… even if she was naked no one has the right to touch her, unless she asks them to,” one woman said.
Right on. Nobody deserves to feel less than fantastic, especially when dancing up a storm at a wedding.
What’s your go-to wedding outfit option?
Image: Facebook – The Breeze Waikato/iStock