Washington - The T. rex costume could have had several meanings: It could have been that the maid of honor who wore it to her sister's wedding was critiquing marriage as an institution that should be extinct.
It could have been a colourful rebuke of the $72-billion wedding industrial complex, where the average bridesmaid dress goes for $150 (about R2 000). It could have been a cruel joke about someone being a Bridezilla.
Christina Meador, 38, is the sister of the bride and maid of honor who was sweating profusely inside that dinosaur costume on an August day in Nebraska. She wasn't making a statement about marriage, she says. (She's been married 16 years herself.) And it definitely wasn't a comment on her sister. Meador just isn't a dress person, she said in a phone interview, and she really doesn't like being in the spotlight.
To ease Meador's mind about being maid of honor, her sister, Deanna Adams, told Meador she could wear whatever she wanted. "I already felt like everyone was going to watch me," Meador said, so she might as well have fun with it.