On the evening before the day that we had our wedding pictures taken, my MIL-to-be sends me a message:
“Dear R, since you’re going to take pictures tomorrow, I hope that you can rest early today. Remember to wear a comfortable bra and to rest if you feel tired tomorrow while taking pictures. Also, take care of your bags and belongings. You two are made for each other, we hope that you can show your happiness and let them take pictures of this most beautiful time of your youth. Wishing you two good luck, auntie”
Note on the side: Wedding pictures in China are often taken before the actual wedding. You’ll borrow a few wedding dresses and choose a few locations for the photo shoot that might include out-door settings like the beach, mountains or parks with flowers and in-door settings that often mimic European-style or Chinese-style houses.
Have you ever received a similar text message?