On March 28, a bride-to-be wrote an open letter to her fiancé’s high school sweetheart titled “You May Have Worn The Prom Dress With Him, But I Get To Wear The Wedding Dress.” The letter to her fiancé’s ex-girlfriend was published in The Odyssey.

At the beginning of her letter, Victoria Higgins of Missouri State University wrote:

You thought that you would marry your [high school] boyfriend and you thought that everything would work out how you had always imagined. I don’t blame you though. He’s great. You wanted everything with him, but you were just not right for him.

I wish I could say that I am sorry it didn’t work out for you, but I can’t. I can’t because he is mine now, and I get to cherish him forever. You didn’t do that right, and you were not meant to be together. You will find someone too, but I am happy that you were not the one for him.

She expressed feelings of jealousy towards her future husband’s high school romance:

Sometimes I have issues with jealousy, and I hate that you got all of the high school stuff with him. You got to go to games and support him. It kills me that I couldn’t be there for him because I know I would have actually been there wholeheartedly. I would have done it out of love, not as a popularity appearance.

I hate that you got to go to all of the school dances with him. He got to see you all dressed up and probably told you how great you looked. I’m sure you did look great. Prom dresses were always fun to pick out and so colorful. It was exciting to match colors with your date. I am sure you had fun choosing his matching tux to your dress.

However, she ends her letter by bragging about her engagement with the unnamed man:

I find myself getting jealous, but then I stop. I am getting to match his tux with our wedding colors. I got to go dress shopping in a sea of white, and he doesn’t get to know one detail about that dress yet. He will get to see me walk down the aisle and then every day forever. I get to love him forever.

She revels in the fact that she’s the woman who will marry him:

You had your time, and now I get the wedding. You got to dress up in high school, but I get to dress up for my wedding with him. He may have put a corsage on your wrist, but he will be putting the wedding ring on my finger.

The article went viral and hundreds of people shared their thoughts…and concerns.

Countless readers laid into the bride-to-be:

Some begged Higgins to hit the pause button on her wedding and get her priorities together.



What would you say to the gloating bride-to-be? Is she too immature for marriage?

About the author

Tiffani is a writer for Dearly. She is from New York City. Prior to working for Dearly she covered fashion news and managed social media for various digital media outlets.

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