Bride 'disturbed' by what she found future mum-in-law doing with wedding dress
Could you imagine...
A woman has found herself facing every bride-to-be's worst nightmare after her wedding dress was destroyed - by her soon-to-be mum-in-law.
The furious woman explained on Reddit that there had been a number of shocking incidents with her future mum-in-law as the wedding nears.
She started by explaining how she and her fiancé have been engaged for a year, with the wedding due to take place in Colombia this December after she was "able to talk him into having one".
Annnnnd that's basically where things get so, so much worse.
The Reddit user explains that her soon-to-be mother-in-law began to complain “about the cost of her airfare, the size of the wedding, the guests that won't be able to come, the thought of my fiancé getting malaria, the fact that she hates no one in Colombia speaks English.”
The bride-to-be tried to limit the input that the groom's mum had in the wedding planning process, which led to her telling her son she thought she was being "excluded".
The couple bought a new home together and, when his mum visited, she decided it was time to dish out even more criticism.
Listing off the criticism, the woman recalled:
"She hates my engagement ring. It's far too extravagant and there are CHILDREN STARVING IN AFRICA AND PEOPLE DIE FOR THESE ROCKS (it's a moissanite).
"[And] our house is an extravagant display of wealth and just 'isn't us'. It's a townhouse that we got a steal on.
[Also,] I'm getting fat. Need to watch the calories so I can 'fit into my dress'.
"Future, meanwhile, is bragging about her diet and how chic and slenderizing her mother of the bride dress is."
She left her mother-in-law-to-be alone for 40 minutes while she went and helped her fiancé put together a bed in their spare room.
When she returned to the main bedroom, she found her mother-in-law struggling to squeeze herself into her wedding dress.
"What do I find but Future MIL struggling to yank my dress over her head BUT WAS FREAKING STUCK.
"I blurted out 'what the hell?!' and she immediately started stammering 'Oh my God! OH MY GOD! OH GOD!'"
You would think that would be about as bad as it could get. You would, sadly, be wrong.
Unfortunately for the bride-to-be, disaster struck again - as the Galia Lahav dress had a sheer back, which became her number one concern.
“At that point my number one concern was her tearing the sheer backing of my dress so I rushed over to help her.
“It was all for not [nothing] as she managed to scratch her way through the back of the dress and completely destroy the sheer material.
“She burst the side zipper of the dress and got a dirty foot print on the train.
“I asked her, as soon as I got her out of the dress (and I want to note, with HUGE amounts of disgust, that she was wearing no underwear), what the HELL she was thinking.
“She responded that she was just trying to make sure the dress would fit me; because if the dress fit her, then it absolutely fit me too.
“If it didn't fit her, then I obviously had some work to do.
“Nevermind that I just had my final fitting and it had fit like a glove.”
In the aftermath of it all? She has apparently refused to pay for any of the damage caused to the dress - and is actually blaming the bride for "spending so much money on a wedding dress."
The bride-to-be said:
“She hasn't offered to pay for any of the repairs to the dress.
“A section of the train is ripped. I have no idea how much it's going to cost until I can get to the seamstress tomorrow.
“In the meantime, in lieu of an apology, she's lecturing me on spending so much money on a wedding dress and clearly the trouble she had getting into the dress was a sign to get something less dramatic and ostentatious.”
She ended the post by voicing her worry that the groom's mum was in the room and trying o the dress for an unsettling reason.
She said that she found a bouquet of flowers near the bed, which left her wondering if her partner's mum had been pretending to be a bride.
Since it was first shared, the post has gotten nearly 1,000 comments - with everyone sympathising with the bride-to-be and just generally appalled at the mother-in-law.
One person commented:
“I’m a mom and the thought of doing that makes ME want to vomit!!”
Someone else wrote:
“You need to present her with the entire repair bill and insist that she pays it in full.”
"This may be a bit scorched earth, but I would personally tell her that either she pays for the repairs, or she is uninvited."