A bride has been applauded for outsmarting her mother-in-law after she bought a white bridal gown to wear to her son’s wedding.
Sharing on Reddit, the bride said her husband-to-be’s mother had always made bizarre demands – such as demanding that her son vacation and even spend Valentine’s Day with her.
But while wedding dress shopping, the woman said she was horrified when her mother-in-law picked out a white gown to wear to her son’s nuptials, claiming it was “her special day too”.
When she didn’t back down, the bride came up with an “ingenious” plan – deciding in secret to wear pink and have her own mother and bridesmaids also wear white so her mother-in-law wouldn’t stand out.
Revealing her story, the bride explained she’d always had a troubled relationship with her mother-in-law.
“My husband is the only child of a divorced mum who has heavily relied on him for emotional support, yard work, chores, anything you would rely on a husband for,” she explained.
“According to my husband, she’s hated every girlfriend he ever had and I am no exception. I am stealing her baby!
“I have always been polite to her and ignored her passive aggressive jibes. This woman has bought the same car in the same colour as me one month after I got mine, insisted we spend Valentine’s Day with her, asked my husband why he doesn’t take her on vacations, you name it.
“I made the mistake of allowing her to come bridal gown shopping with me and my mums.
“There, she found a white wedding dress and insisted it was a perfect ‘Mother of the Groom’ dress.
‘It’s my special day too’
“I was horrified, the sales lady was horrified. We tried to convince her it was not appropriate and asked her to respect my wishes.
“No dice. She said, ‘You are being a bridezilla and forgetting it’s my special day too.’”
Despite repeated requests, the mother-in-law refused to back down – leading the bride to hatch her plan.
“I went home and told my fiancé (now husband) and he tried to reason with her and she would not have it,” she said.
“So I decided we were changing things up. I picked a blush pink wedding gown without telling her, had my bridesmaids pic white dresses and had my mum pick a white dress.
“We didn’t tell her any of this. She showed up the day of the wedding and had a shocked Pikachu face and was beet red.
“Honestly, the wedding was beautiful – it looked really stunning to have a white brideal party with white and pink florals and me in a pink dress. She had a scowl on her face the whole time.
“The day after the wedding she called my husband and lectured him about how mean we were to her and we didn’t let her feel special and we took away her shine.”
Reddit users applauded the bride’s plan to outwit her mother-in-law.
“Planning your whole wedding around being petty is the kind of power move I aspire to,” said one.
Added another: “She beat the monster-in-law at her own game in a super classy way, so awesome!”
Said one more: “Speaking as someone with a similar mother-in-law, this is BY FAR the best approaches the drama/attention she expected got immediately taken away from her.
“Bride got everything she wanted, mother-in-law was still part of the theme of rest of wedding party, it’s brilliant and perfect.”