A couple in China might have started a new wedding trend, especially among future brides concerned about their appearance on their big day. Wu Shuai switched outfits with Ou Qian for their nuptials last week because his bride was concerned that she would look overweight in her wedding dress.
According to a Facebook post that has gone viral, Wu and Ou’s clever switch-up took place in the city of Nanchong in the Sichuan province of China. Guests were taken aback to see Ou enter the hall decked out in her groom’s tuxedo, complete with sunglasses and her long tresses neatly tucked into a bun. Wu wore his bride’s white, flowing dress along with the requisite veil. Wu displayed confidence in wearing the off-the-shoulder number.
“Sometimes you just have to put yourself in her shoes,” he said. “It’s the key to a happy marriage.”
We’ve seen similar outfit swaps in the past: Back in 2014, a pair of cousins serving as bridesmaid and groomsman switched outfits for the grand wedding entrance in Snohomish, Wash. The groomsman’s sister was getting married, and the switcheroo was a hit. Yet, this recent swap looks like a first between a bride and groom.
Now, that’s love.