DEALING with a demanding mother-in-law is probably one of the most stressful things a bride can deal with during her wedding preparations.
This bride, unfortunately, found herself at her wit’s end when her mother-in-law decided to wear the same dress as her.
The woman who is getting ready to say ‘I do’ went on Reddit to rant about her situation.
“My fiancé and I are getting married in October and his mom has always been an issue, to put it lightly,” she began.
“But to focus on the current issue: His mom has always had a habit of pulling attention off me and onto herself.
“For the most part I don’t care, but sometimes when she does it, it’s inappropriate.
“For example, when we got engaged and then announced it, she brushed it off and acted like we didn’t say anything, then spent the rest of dinner talking about her various diamond rings and how many carats they are.
“She tried rubbing some in my face and asking what I thought, I just responded with ‘nice’ and she made fun of me for it.
“Probably should’ve known she’d be a royal pain in the a** during wedding planning.”
She then dived into the real issue at the time: “For our rehearsal dinner, I picked a dress I felt beautiful in.
“I’ve gained about 30-40lbs the past year and a half and it’s been hard for me to find clothes I feel comfortable in, let alone sexy.
“I made the mistake of showing a photo to my future mother-in-law, and she’s gone out and bought an identical dress. It’s navy blue, off-the-shoulder, mermaid style.
“The literal only difference is that mine has sequins all over, which you can’t tell in the photo I showed her, and hers is lace.
“Obviously, the best solution is to simply buy another dress for the rehearsal, but how do I handle it when she asks why I didn’t wear the original one I chose?
“Also, not to be rude, but the dress doesn’t flatter her at all, so this absolutely seems like an attempt to take attention away or however you want to word it.
“I’ve seen what she typically wears to weddings/wedding events and this dress is very different than what she usually picks.”
Previously, another woman had faced a similar problem when her sister-in-law wore a white dress to her wedding.
Posting to Reddit, a woman shared a photo of her and her sister-in-law from the wedding to show the slight difference in the color of the dresses.
She said: “My SIL wore a dress a shade lighter than mine to our wedding, posted my wedding dress on all her socials, and then ignored us when we asked her to take it down.”
The bride then clarified things further in the comments.
“I am the one with the bouquet. My dress was champagne-colored. My SIL was wearing a dress that was lighter than mine. It’s kind of hard to discern the difference from the photos,” she said.
“My husband is in the middle. He was going to kick her out but I asked him not to. She likes the attention and I didn’t want our day overshadowed by her. He did his best to keep me away from his entire family and he ignored her completely before and after the pictures were taken.
“He refused to speak or look in her general direction. This was one of three pictures that we had with her. He was grimacing in all of them. His parents took this picture because the photographer avoided her entirely.”
She went on to say that she comes from a different culture where there are certain colors you don’t wear to a wedding as they’re deemed offensive.
“I told her what they were and she agreed to not wear them. She actually sent me a picture of a rust-colored dress and asked if it would be okay to wear it,” the woman explained.
“I said yes and then she turned around and pulled this. She KNEW I wouldn’t be okay with it and I had no idea she changed the color until my bridesmaids told me on the wedding day.
“After the wedding, she posted a picture of me in my wedding dress on her socials. We had asked for people not to because we wanted the opportunity to share our photos with friends and family first.
“We had voiced this as well. Everyone listened except for her. She CHOSE to not listen and ignored her brother when he asked for her to take it down.”
The bride explained that her sister-in-law did everything she knew she wasn’t supposed to and was “going out of her way” to be disrespectful.
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