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Bride kicked 'unacceptable' mother-in-law out of her wedding for wearing white

Lucy Devine

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Bride kicked 'unacceptable' mother-in-law out of her wedding for wearing white

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Wearing white to a wedding is a pretty big faux pas, but once the big day arrives, there's not much you can do if a guest decides to opt for a white outfit.

Well, one woman has revealed how she kicked her mother-in-law out of her wedding after she ended up wearing a white cocktail dress.

But it isn't quite as it seems.

One bride kicked her mother-in-law out of the wedding. Credit: sondem/Alamy Stock Photo
One bride kicked her mother-in-law out of the wedding. Credit: sondem/Alamy Stock Photo

Taking to Reddit, the bride explained that her mother-in-law had had to change into the white dress because she had spilt food down her original, turquoise outfit.

This was because she had recently been involved in an accident, broke both of her wrists and struggled with her knife and fork.

The bride explained: "For our wedding the immediate family was asked to wear the colors, so my mom had raspberry and MIL had a beautiful turquoise.

"[...] A few days before the wedding, MIL had a serious riding accident and both of her wrists were broken. I have a lot of sympathy and can't imagine having two casts on. I guess MIL hadn't practiced eating with a fork with both arms in casts, and when she tried to eat at the reception she got a pretty noticeable stain on the front of her dress. MIL gets super uptight about stuff like that and needed the dress off immediately."

The mother-in-law was originally wearing turquoise. Credit: Shutterstock
The mother-in-law was originally wearing turquoise. Credit: Shutterstock

The bride explained how she and her maid of honour decided to confront the mother-in-law, after she returned to the wedding wearing white.

"She said that was the only other dress she had as she brought it to go out with her boyfriend the following night. I said she can't be wearing white at my wedding and she rolled her eyes.

"She snapped at me that her wrists are 'f***ing broken' and told me to just leave her alone. She tried saying it was fine because it was a cocktail dress and not floor length, but I felt really uncomfortable. I asked her to please put the other dress on and she said she was not wearing a food stained dress."

The bride told her husband what had happened and he told his mum to put the other dress back on or leave.

"So she left," the bride continued. "I thought we were over it but she was super pi**y the other day at Thanksgiving so I was wondering if I was too much of an asshole."

She asked her to put the stained dress back on. Credit: Shutterstock
She asked her to put the stained dress back on. Credit: Shutterstock

Other users were pretty shocked by the story, with many adamant that the bride was in the wrong.

One wrote: "She didn't wear white on purpose. She had a legitimate accident. It's understandable she would not want to be in her son's wedding pictures all night covered in her dinner."

While another said: "How selfish and self-centered you have to be to have the audacity to tell her to change clothes because all eyes won't be on you and your white dress. This is sickening."

What do you think?

Topics: Life, Wedding

Lucy Devine
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