Bride Is Left Traumatised By Lingerie Gift From Her Mum
While we’re all familiar with the wedding tradition of ‘something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue’ we’re pretty sure used lingerie wasn’t part of the deal.
American woman Shelley Watson, who appears on the new TLC series ‘So Freakin Cheap’ says she refused to spend more than $958 on her daughter’s wedding and even admitted to giving her used lingerie as a gift.
The 23 year old bride, Brittany, is given the gifts from her mum which are in line with the tradition of ‘something borrowed, something new.’ Shelley gives her daughter a necklace as her something borrowed and something blue, with Brittany‘s veil being her something new.
The something ‘old’ however perhaps should’ve stayed in the past. You see, Shelley decides to give Brittany the lingerie she wore for her wedding night!
“This is the lingerie that I had on my wedding night, I figured you didn’t have anything,” Shelley says as she gives her daughter the corset.
“It’s been washed,” she reassured her.
Brittany is horrified: “That’s my mum’s, I don’t wanna wear something and think about my mum and dad. I’m genuinely traumatised by that lingerie.”
“Being cheap means a lot of sharing, basically we share everything, including underwear sometimes,” Shelley says.
She even boasted about how her first daughter’s wedding only cost them $1368 in total. Speaking on the show, she says: “I am beyond a bargain hunter. We did Ashley’s wedding for (US)$1000 and we want to beat that record. I will find a bargain and then I will bargain for the bargain.”
And as if the used lingerie wasn’t bad enough, the mum announced that they would be holding the wedding in the office of a chiropractor! WTF?
Shelley says: “We’re going to have your wedding right here in a chiropractor‘s office and it won’t cost us anything.”
“I am tired of not having an opinion of my own wedding,” Brittany tells older sister Ashley.
“I don’t want Shane’s parents to come and see that this is how my family is.”