Bride-to-be is horrified after her mother-in-law announces she’s planning on wearing her old wedding dress to their ceremony
- Bride shocked after mother-in-law announced she’s wearing a wedding dress
- The bride and groom were not due to get married until November 2022
- She was surprised when she found out mother-in-law had already chosen a dress
- Bride was mortified when MIL confirmed she’s wearing her old wedding gown
A bride-to-be was lost for words after her future mother-in-law unashamedly announced she was planning on wearing her old wedding dress to her big day.
The bride and groom were not due to get married until November 2022 so she was surprised when she found out her mother-in-law had already chosen her dress.
‘My fiancé told me that his mother wanted to show me the dress. I haven’t even started to look for dresses yet,’ she wrote in a Facebook group.
But when the bride sent her a text message asking her if she could see what the dress looked like, she was horrified when her mother-in-law sent a picture showing a white floor-length wedding gown.
‘You have already seen it. Did I not just show you my wedding album last weekend?’ the mother-in-law wrote to the bride-to-be.
A bride-to-be was lost for words after her future mother-in-law unashamedly announced she was planning on wearing her old wedding dress to her big day
Clearly gobsmacked, the bride then replied: ‘I’m sorry. I don’t mean to be rude or anything but you’re planning on wearing your wedding dress to our wedding? We could help you find a similar one that fits our planned colours instead.’
But her mother-in-law rudely responded: ‘Do not play these games with me you sk**k. It is my son’s wedding and I am paying for over half of it.
‘I will wear whatever f***ing dress I please and if you have something to say about it… well, good luck to your family because lord knows they are too poor to afford it seeing as I am already paying for more than half.
‘Don’t you dare even think about trying to ruin this moment for me.’
The mother-in-law said it was her first son she’s marrying so this was her only opportunity to wear a wedding dress to his wedding.
‘You know the rest of my children will not get married in my lifetime and this is the only wedding of my children that I will be a part of,’ she added.
The bride-to-be hasn’t spoken to her since the awkward encounter but said she was ‘praying every night’ her mother-in-law would text back saying it was just a joke.
‘But unfortunately this woman is just unimaginably vile and a two face,’ she said.
‘I haven’t told my fiancé yet as he is an absolute mama’s boy and don’t want to stir up any drama. What do I even say here, I have absolutely no idea what to do right now.’
When bride tried to offer her help to find another dress, her mother-in-law rudely responded
The texts were shared in a Facebook group before it started circulating on Reddit.
Many urged the bride-to-be to tell her fiancé about the dilemma or ‘call off the wedding’ because she’ll end up with a ‘long miserable life’.
‘This person cannot be in their lives. This is what she will do to their kids! It will never, ever end. And if the fiancé isn’t willing to cut off his toxic mother, then he is not marriage material,’ one wrote.
Another said: ‘If the bride here thinks she can have a happy life and marriage when she can’t disclose this horror to her potential husband for fear he won’t stand up to his mother she should decline the marriage proposal and move on.
‘This is a nightmare scenario and not worth it. It would be incredibly painful to separate but that’s the right move.’
While another added: ‘My father-in-law called me a w***e first time meeting. I promptly cut contact. Barely seen him in the years since. Poor girl with this mother-in-law. She needs to cut contact, cut her funding off, elope, and run.’
However, others said she should just let her mother-in-law attend the event in her old wedding gown because she’ll look ‘ridiculous’ on the day.
While others jokingly suggested the bride should change the dress code to white.
‘I’d be really petty and ask every woman attending to wear a white dress. And then go out and get a colourful wedding dress,’ one wrote.