Friendship is a beautiful thing. It’s about loving, caring, and even donning a fashionably questionable dress in exchange for their happiness.
According to KFOR News, Tammi Kippes Sauer of Edmond, Oklahoma, was reminiscing about her big day on her 22nd anniversary.
In memory of the occasion, Sauer posted photos from the ceremony on Facebook:
Admitting the obvious fashion faux pas, Sauer wrote in the post to her bridesmaids:
My apologies for those dresses, ladies. This apology includes you, too, Joslyn Hanna.
According to Today, the look of the burgundy and white-trimmed gowns was quite popular in the 1990s.
But now? Not so much.
It was clear Sauer just wanted to admit fault in the choice of dress she selected. But bridesmaid Heidi Bruce Mann wanted to hear none of it.
Mann’s response to her friend’s apology was pure gold.
It featured several photos of Mann in the 22-year-old dress while performing an assortment of tasks — watering plants, lounging on a sofa, carrying toolkits, and doing laundry:
In case you missed the collage that was buried in the comments of my anniversary post….I had apologized to my…
Sauer shared what Mann had written along with the photos, which read in part:
What do you mean sorry about the dresses? I wear mine all the time.
Mann’s wittiness attracted many responses.
There were those shocked that she could still fit in the dress after two decades:
One user wanted Mann as her own bridesmaid:
Another user wanted even more:
Others just couldn’t get over how hilarious of a response it was:
Mann told Today the idea came from the apologetic nature of Sauer’s post. She knew the photos would make Sauer laugh, so she went for it:
“The thought of someone determined to get good use out of their bridesmaids dresses by wearing them for everyday activities made me laugh. My son took the pictures, my daughter rolled her eyes at me, the neighbors stared, the dogs thought I had lost my legs and my husband asked me why I was wearing a lampshade, but everyone had a good laugh.”
And according to Sauer, it looks like Mann may have started a running joke in their friendship:
“I was laughing so hard I was crying,” she said. “Next time I see Heidi, I’m definitely packing my wedding dress.”