A mother-in-law's decision to forfeit the bride's preferred outfit color at her son's wedding has sparked an online debate as netizens offer their candid opinions.
While many believe the bride has the final say over her wedding, one mother-in-law doesn't seem to think so. Taking to the Reddit platform, a bride-to-be recounted an issue with her future mother-in-law that has left her heartbroken.
She described how she and her fiancé got engaged about a year ago and spent the past months planning their wedding. Part of the wedding plans involved putting certain things in place, four of which topped her list.
Mother-in-law who rejects bride's request on her wedding day. | Photo: pixabay/gpalmisanoadm
The first was her life-long desire to have her mom and mother-in-law don any shade of green, which was her favorite color, at her wedding. Coincidentally, the wedding color happened to be green as well, which made wearing green a no-brainer.
Her second wedding wish was for her fiance to stand and wait for her at the end of the aisle. For the third, the bride, who was a certified minister, wanted to write her own wedding ceremony, while the fourth was her desire to have a super-fancy invitation.
The bride had no issues making the last three wishes a success. However, her mother-in-law, who initially agreed to wear green, suddenly went back on her word just weeks to the wedding.
Portrait of a bride on her wedding. | Photo: Pexels
The woman admitted her mom frowned upon the idea at first but eventually gave in and purchased a dress befitting the wedding. Just when she thought she had the dress part settled, her fiance's mom gave her the heartbreaking news.
Aside from claiming she was unable to find a wedding dress and didn't feel like wearing one, the groom's mom and grandma also tagged her as a "bridezilla" for dictating the colors the moms would wear. In her defense, the bride said:
"I believe I'm being reasonable by saying any color green. And I told her a year ago that this was a thing and that this is important to me."
A bride in a beautiful wedding dress. | Photo: Shutterstock
The woman also believed it was no fault of hers that her future mother-in-law waited until the last minute to start shopping for dresses since she notified her almost a year ago.
Explaining further, the bride pointed out that she had followed up on the dress for months. She even sent her fiance's mom photos of the green dress her mom bought, as well as the purchasing website to give her some ideas.
In an updated post, the woman noted that her mother-in-law was thrilled by the idea of wearing green when she first mentioned it. The mother-in-law even admitted she looked good in green, which happened to be her favorite color as well.
A portrait of a bride. | Photo: Pexels
That made it more heartbreaking that her in-law, who had always been lovable and amazing, would suddenly turn on her at the last minute. Gladly, her fiancé had her back, believing his mom was being a git for changing her mind at the last minute.
Many Redditors shared the groom's opinion, tagging the mother-in-law as obnoxious and ridiculous. One person commented:
"Her MIL said she loved the idea when she was first told. Now, a year later, she's changed her mind? She needs to suck it up for her son, (who is on OP's side) and OP's big day."
A bride dressed in her white dress holds a bouquet of flowers. | Photo: Shutterstock
Some users called out the mother-in-law's impulsive attitude while advising the bride on the best way to handle the situation. One advised the bride to let the issue slide until the wedding day. The user wrote:
"If she wears any other color besides green, make a fuss over your mother and be over the top thankful for choosing the color you wanted."
Bride holding a bouquet. | Photo: Getty Images
Making a fuss over her mom's dress was bound to make the groom's mom jealous. And while editing the wedding photos, the bride could have the photographers photoshop the dress color to green.
Many believed the poster was a "bridezilla" for deciding the color of the mothers' dresses in the first place. A comment read:
"As much as you feel entitled to request specific colors, they're also entitled to decline. It would be easier if they just went along with it. But it's a bit odd you're deciding what colors they can wear."
Bride smiling with a bouquet. | Photo: Getty Images
Others insisted the mother-in-law meant no harm but was simply in a dilemma over what to wear since she was yet to find a green dress she liked. They believed the bride could diffuse the situation by stepping in and purchasing a dress for her fiancé's mom.
Bride-To-Be Wears Late Mother's Wedding Dress to Pay Tribute to Her, It Fit Perfectly
May 02, 2022
Mom Spots Birthmark on Son's Bride's Hand, Recognizes the Daughter She Lost over 20 Years Ago
May 13, 2022
Groom’s Grandpa Sees His Late Wife’s Dress on Bride and Demands to Stop the Wedding – Story of the Day
April 30, 2022
Old Man Is Banned from Granddaughter’s Wedding after His Kids Finds Out He Works as a Janitor – Story of the Day
April 06, 2022