A bride was left baffled and disgusted when she walked in on her future mother-in-law trying on her wedding dress.
While the woman had grown accustomed to nagging, critical comments from her boyfriend’s mother, discovering her attempting to squeeze into the bridal gown was the final straw.
The bride-to-be from Virginia, US, took to Reddit to share her horror at the ‘disturbing’ behaviour of her fiance’s mother in the run up to their wedding.
A bride was left baffled and disgusted when she walked in on her future mother-in-law tangled up in her wedding dress
Problems began when the couple announced their wedding would take place overseas in Colombia.
The mother of the groom regularly complained about the cost of travel and her belief that ‘no one speaks English’ in the Latin American country, as well as worrying about contracting malaria and being murdered.
She also criticised the bride’s engagement ring, the decor of the couple’s house and told her daughter-to-be she should ‘watch the calories’ before her nuptials.
But during a visit to her son’s home, things took a bizarre turn when the bride walked in on her future mother stuck in the folds of her wedding dress.
‘I headed into the master bedroom and what do I find but future mother-in-law struggling to yank my dress over her head – BUT [IT] WAS FREAKING STUCK!
‘I blurted out ‘what the hell?!’ and she immediately started stammering ‘Oh my God! OH MY GOD! OH GOD!’ she wrote.
Anxious to avoid ripping the sheer backing of her one-of-a-kind, luxury Galia Lahav dress, the bride tried to help the older woman – to no avail.
The panelling was ‘completely destroyed’ with the bride lamenting how ‘she burst the side zipper… and got a dirty foot print on the train’.
Adding to the situation, with ‘huge amounts of disgust’ the bride discovered her mother-in-law was wearing no underwear.
Adding to the situation, the bride discovered her mother-in-law was wearing no underwear
Both the bride and her husband were ‘very disturbed’ by what happened.
‘I think the b***h was actually trying to pretend she was the bride…which, for so many reasons, is so wrong.’
The woman failed to offer payment for the repair of the dress, which was designed and made in a couture atelier in Tel Aviv and retails anywhere between $6,000 and $19,500 USD ($8,175 and $26,570 AUD).
Instead, she lectured the bride about spending ‘so much money on a wedding dress’.
The future mother-in-law destroyed her daughter-to-be’s custom wedding gown
The bride said both she and her husband were very disturbed by the incident
Floods of comments poured in on social media, with one user saying they would uninvite the woman.
‘This may be a bit scorched earth, but I would personally tell her that either she pays for the repairs, or she is uninvited.’
Others expressed their disgust at the act, with one woman writing ‘I am a mother, and the thought of doing that makes me want to vomit!’.
‘I would spread this to select other family members…because this is beyond gross and inappropriate,’ another said.