I had to chuckle about the Walmart smock. A number of years ago, I belonged to a bowling league. Another bowler on this same league "B" had a daughter getting married, "P". P was an older bride (approx late 30's) and didn't want a super fancy wedding. I think they did get married in a church but it was a very small affair with a small reception afterwards. Anyway B was not very happy about P getting married at all and she wasn't even sure if she would even attend the wedding. I really don't know the reasons, just that she grumbled about what did P want to even get married for at her age.
After the wedding day, the next week we were at the bowling league, I asked B how the wedding went. She was much happier at this point and said that she did go and she even had pictures. I was very happy that she had gone. As my fellow teammates and I looked at the snapshots we were all shocked to see that B wore her bowling clothes to the wedding. Now they weren't screen printed or anything, but they were the same navy pants and navy shirt that she wore every single week to bowling. I have seen B out at the store or about and she doesn't always wear those clothes, just usually to bowling. We all just bit our lips, smiled and told her how happy the bride looked.
I just can't imagine not making any type of effort to look nice for my daughter's wedding. Even if I had to go straight from work, I would have taken some kind of dressier clothes with me to work that day and change after my shift. Especially since this mother in this story had lots of notice of when the wedding would occur.