This is one way to try and show up the bride!
A bride-to-be dreams about her big day for years. And in the lead-up to her nuptials, she's usually rushing around planning every last thing, from the wedding gown itself, down to the tiniest details like the name cards to be placed on tables.
In fact, the one thing they probably don't need is a surprise - but one bride has had to bare the brunt after her future stepmother-in-law showed her the dress she planned to wear to her upcoming wedding.
Taking to a Facebook bridal page, the woman voiced revealed she was infuriated after seeing that her fiancé’s stepmum’s dress was almost identical to the wedding dress she'd purchased.
In her post, she included photos of the dresses side-by-side. Both dresses are clearly ivory and appear to have a very similar lace pattern.
(Left) The dress the mother-in-law purchased and (Right) the bride's dress.
“My fiancé’s stepmum just sent me this picture,” she wrote.
“This is the dress she said she ordered for herself for my wedding, which is next Saturday.
“I told her that it looks like a wedding dress but she does not want to get a new one. What I even say or do?”
What's more, the bride-to-be also explained that this was not the first time her fiancé’s stepmother had opted to buy a bridal-style dress.
“She picked out [one] earlier this year and I told her I did not want her wearing something that light,” she said.
The dress on the right was another dress the bride disagreed on having her mother-in-law in at her wedding.
As a result, people on social media couldn't help but give their two cents worth on the matter.
“The stepmum’s dress looks more like a wedding dress than the wedding dress!” one wrote on Facebook.
“I don’t understand the concept of wanting to look like a bride at someone else’s wedding. I find it weird, narcissistic, creepy and definitely done on purpose,” a second added.
“Oh hell no! If she shows up in that dress get your bestie to deliver her a large glass of red wine prior to the ceremony,” a third said in outrage.
But not everyone though the mother-in-law had chosen her dress with any malice intended.
“It doesn’t look bridal to me at all, I think it does look like a dress that the mother of the bride/groom would wear,” one said.
“Would have been nicer in a different colour obviously, but it isn’t the end of the world, no one is going to assume she’s the bride and she definitely won’t upstage you wearing that,” a second added.
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