Written by Katie Byrne, published 18th september
...Who says that?
"My mother-in-law introduced me as my husband’s first wife."
"My father started telling my groom how deformed and messed up I was in [the hope of] stopping the wedding."
"My mother-in-law told me my dress was hideous and that I was going to make a terrible wife."
"My mother helped me into my wedding dress, then sighed and told me it was a shame I’d bought such an ugly one. So I changed. I wore a bright yellow sundress instead. I regret it."
"My grandmother told me it was a shame I hadn’t bothered losing weight as ‘you could be beautiful’."
"My nan said to me: ‘Should you really be eating that?’... I was eating my wedding cake."
"On my wedding day, my husband’s aunt said: ‘You don’t look pregnant, you just look fat’. I was 36 weeks pregnant."
"My cousin got married and during his speech, her father, in his drunken state, said: ‘Erin [her sister] was always my favourite daughter…’"
"I was told I was too young, the marriage wouldn’t last, and that we were ruining people’s holidays because we got married at midnight on New Year’s Eve."
"My grandmother told me my partner is ugly, and that we’re going to have ugly babies."
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