Maid of Honour's 'Outrageous' Wedding Outfit
It's not often that a bride tells her bridesmaids to wear whatever they want, so when one maid of honour heard those magic words she decided a T. rex costume was the way to go.
Christina Meador was thrilled when her older sister, Deanna Adams, asked her to be the maid of honour when she tied the knot in Texas this year.
Knowing that Meador isn't a fan of formal dresses and was on a tight budget, she told her sister to "pick any outfit" that she wanted.
But Adams probably didn't expect her little sister to shoot her a text soon after revealing she planned to wear a t-rex costume to her nuptials.
"I was trying to think of something that I would be willing to wear more than once and thought to myself, 'Well, she did say anything, and if I'm spending more than $75, I want it to be a dinosaur costume, because they're fantastic and I've always wanted one," Meador told the Daily Mail.
"I sent her a text so that she could have a laugh - surprisingly she was okay with it!"
Meador admits she second-guessed her outfit as Adams' August 10 wedding drew closer, and even bought a formal bridesmaids dress just in case she changed her mind on the big day.
But when the day arrived Meador discovered the dress no longer fit, as she had lost weight, leaving the dinosaur outfit as her only option.
Luckily Adams was on board with the hilarious outfit and gave Meador her blessing to wear it, though the younger sister probably wishes she hadn't.
"It was hot!" Meador said of the outfit, which she donned in Texas' August heat.
She added that the outfit went down pretty well with the guests, and she later changed into something less prehistoric for the reception.
Meador shared a hilarious photo of the ceremony to Facebook soon after, joking that she "regrets nothing" about her outrageous outfit.
The snap soon went viral, with thousands of people commending her carefree attitude and Adam's good humour about the whole thing.
Though some criticised Meador for "stealing her sister's thunder," Adams was quick to defend her little sister's brilliant ensemble.
"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," she wrote on Facebook.