It’s rare that a maid of honor’s outfit is so unforgettable that the entire wedding goes viral online. But Christina Meador’s outfit was something truly special.
On Saturday, August 10, she posted a photo of her sister’s wedding on Facebook. You may be able to notice her in the below picture—she’s standing just to the right of the bride.
Meador wore the T-Rex costume for the wedding of her sister, Deanna Adams, in Nebraska. After photos of her part in the wedding went viral, she told Fox News the whole story of why she wore it:
“About a year ago, my big sister texted me asking if I would be her maid of honor. She, knowing that I’m not a big fan of wearing formal dresses and that I probably wouldn’t have a lot of money to buy something really nice, reassured me by letting me know that I could pick out any outfit that I choose.”
When her sister left the door open like that, Meador knew she had to step through.
“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 $50, I want it to be a dinosaur costume, because they’re fantastic and I’ve always wanted one.’ I sent her a text so that she could have a laugh – surprisingly she was OK with it!”
It's better the a bad dress
— OgreZombieDog (@Storm_kate_jl) September 5, 2019
Many people attending the wedding weren’t sure how to feel about the scene-stealing ensemble.
“It was hot! I remember being surprised that everyone seemed to be doing their best to avoid noticing the elephant in the room (or should I say dino) but it was hard to see in the costume.”
Not all heroes wear capes. pic.twitter.com/thZfUuZRrr
— As Predictable As A Spaghetti Model (@analoguepilot) September 8, 2019
The T-Rex’s sister, who happened to be the bride in the photo, weighed in herself, defending her sister’s honor to those who thought the dino costume wasn’t welcome.
“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. The point was to get married to the man who treats me like I hung the moon, and we did that part.”
Weddings are supposed to be all about the bride.
— WVVic (@wv_vic) September 5, 2019
When it comes to the T-rex costume, neither sister has any regrets.
“My sister is awesome and I genuinely was not kidding when I said she could wear whatever she wanted.”
Twitter only wished they could have been there to see the dinosaur themselves.
No Bridezillas, only Godzillashttps://t.co/aUTuKnOK6J
— Josh K. Elliott (@joshkelliott) September 4, 2019
Someone I know needs to have a wedding soon https://t.co/XFEaE3n35H
— Jennifer Hubbartt (@HubbarttJen) September 5, 2019
Best news story of the year https://t.co/kKVviB72aN
— HAN HAS TAKEN OVER THIS ACCOUNT (@HaMKnowItAll) September 6, 2019
If only we could all be so awesome as the Tyrannosaurus at a wedding.
This woman wore a T. Rex costume as maid of honor at her sister's wedding and I just wanna be her when I grow up. pic.twitter.com/MZ9RF3gw0c
— Acey Deecey 🚀🚀 (@mcgarrygirl78) September 4, 2019
My sister won’t let me dress like a T. rex for her wedding and honestly it’s making me question whether I really wanna go… pic.twitter.com/72mhBnZ3nY
— stilettoxkiller (@stilettoxkiller) September 4, 2019
If you ever get the chance to be a maid of honor, make sure to dress as strangely as possible and it might just turn the wedding into a viral phenomenon.
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