Followers are begging TikTok star Emily Mariko to not lower up her mom's classic marriage ceremony costume to show it into clutches to present to her bridal occasion

  • TikTok star and bride-to-be Emily Mariko is having her mother’s marriage ceremony costume repurposed into clutches.
  • Viewers referred to as the kimono-inspired robe “elegant” and pleaded with Mariko to rethink taking scissors to it.
  • Marriage ceremony costume discourse runs rampant on TikTok, and viewers are divided on repurposing household heirlooms. 

Life-style influencer Emily Mariko is presently within the midst of marriage ceremony planning, although one step within the course of has struck an emotional chord together with her 12.6 million TikTok followers.

Final month, 31-year-old Mariko introduced she was remodeling her mom’s kimono-inspired marriage ceremony costume from the ’80s into clutches as items for her bridal occasion. Followers are pleading with the influencer to not lower up the classic household heirloom.

Mariko, who is predicated within the Bay Space and beloved for her serene and fastidious cooking and life-style movies, vlogged a visit to New York Metropolis on April 11 for her marriage ceremony costume becoming. There, she was additionally scheduled to have her mom’s costume, which is made out of “conventional Japanese kimono material” utterly repurposed, she advised two million followers.

She stated she deliberate to maintain one of many clutches for herself and distribute the others to her mother, grandmother, and the remainder of the bridal occasion. 


Within the TikTok video, Mariko admired the “elegant” robe, gushing over the splendid material and complex beading. Then, noting that it was the “final night time” the robe would stay intact, she determined to strive it on. 

Mariko marveled at herself in her mom’s marriage ceremony costume. 

“I like it a lot — I really feel actually stunning in it,” Mariko stated, trying barely emotional. “I obtained to go name my mother.” 

Commenters, maybe sensing she was a bit torn about her bridal venture, begged her to rethink and never “lower it up.”

“EMILY DON’T MAKE THE CLUTCHES – get it tailor-made!” one prime remark, with almost 25,000 upvotes, urged. “That costume needs to be protected in any respect prices,” one wrote. “GIRL YOU SAID IT YOURSELF THAT YOU LOVE IT DONT CUT IT UP PLEASE WE ARE BEGGING,” a fan feverishly begged. 

Others extra scornfully pushed again. “Ah sure, let me give elements of my mothers marriage ceremony costume to folks I is probably not buddies with in 30 years,” one viewer wrote.

It is unclear what route, if any, Mariko took with the costume. The creator has not posted an replace and she or he didn’t instantly reply to Insider’s request for remark.

Marriage ceremony clothes, and particularly repurposed clothes, are a scorching subject on TikTok. Final month, for example, the TikToker Brittany Dalena turned her grandmother’s robe right into a rehearsal costume comprising a mini-skirt and short-sleeved prime, which sparked a heated and divided response amongst observers.