Bride-to-be left heartbroken after mother-in-law destroys her wedding dress

Did this mother-in-law go too far?

When it comes to panning a wedding, there’s a lot that can go wrong. But for a bride, one of the worst things that can go wrong is someone destroying her dress.

That’s exactly what happened to his bride-to-be after her mother-in-law got hold of her special gown.

The 26-year-old shared her story on Reddit’s Am I the A**hole feed asking whether she was wrong to be upset about the turn of events leading up to her wedding.

She explained that she and her soon-to-be husband, 28, had been engaged for four months and were planning a wedding for October 18.

Ever since becoming engaged, the woman said her mother-in-law had been frustrating her with wedding dress questions.

“[She] said that she knew better and tried to get me to approve of wedding dresses that she chose and when she couldn't enforce her decision she demanded that I take her with me to buy my wedding dress so she could have an opinion," the bride-to-be wrote.

"Before I went shopping I called her to ask if she wanted to come but started making excuses about how busy she was with my sister in law, I went shopping with my mum and I was able to find a really nice dress although it cost me a little over what I saved up for, but it was worth it."

"I made some changes to it and it was perfect,” she went on.

"It arrived to my apartment at the end of the week, I made sure it was stored in a safe place so it doesn't get ruined."

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However, to her horror she arrived home one day to find her husband wasn’t home and neither was her wedding dress.

"I called him immediately knowing that he must've taken it to show it to his mom since she continuously asked to see it and refused to have me send her pictures of it on Facebook."

Her worst fears were confirmed after speaking to her husband who said he’d taken the dress to her mother-in-law’s house.

But what happened next, she never expected.

Once her husband returned home with the dress, she immediately looked it over.

“I took it to check on it and it's zipper was broken and the dress itself (fabric) was stretched out, I was like what the f*** happened to it, my mother in law must've tried it on, because it looked ruined, the straps were almost loose.

"I had to call my mother in law when my fiancé told me his mum and sister took turns to try it on, I was absolutely livid, she told me she did nothing wrong and that I was making a big deal out of it."

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When the devastated bride-to-be asked her mother-in-law to pay for a new dress, she refused.
“She said she'd get a replacement for the broken zipper, but I told her to pay for a new dress since it was stretched out and no longer fitting,” the bride explained.

“She refused and said that I probably wasn't happy with my dress choice and wanted to her to pay so I could get a new one, I yelled at her for trying it on and ruining it, that she and my fiancé were responsible for ruining my dress so they should pay for a new one.

“It's done, no longer fitting, the straps are in a horrible condition, my mom said she'd pay for fixing it but I just hate it now that someone else wore it before me."

She finished her post saying she was now ‘seriously considering’ postponing the wedding.

Reddit readers didn’t hold back on their take of the events. But surprisingly, many didn’t think the mother-in-law was fully to blame, saying her fiancé was wrong for taking the dress in the first place.

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“Girl do you hear yourself? Your fiance took your wedding dress without permission and allowed multiple people to try it on!" one reader wrote.

“Do you understand how disrespectful and inappropriate that is? You not only have a bad mother in law problem, you have a HUGE fiancé problem.

“Needless to say, I'd be doing more than postponing."

"[You] not only have a bad mother in law problem, you have a HUGE fiancé problem," another commented.

"Get the money for the ruined dress THEN break your engagement and break up with him,” another user wrote.

"You're lucky he showed you where his true loyalties lied before the wedding. Divorces are time consuming and expensive."

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