You can never fully trust your mother-in-law right from the start. Especially when they’re already trying to be difficult and ruin your wedding day. This story is one for the books and goes to show that even when things get crazy, hopefully your soon-to-be spouse falls far from the tree. Although there were some eye popping scenes at this wedding, the hubby was the perfect one for the job…
“My best friend’s wedding would qualify as a ‘you can’t be serious’ moment. You’ve heard stories about nightmare mothers-in-law, no doubt. It’s awful when the wedding hasn’t even taken place and she assumes her role straight from the start. Let’s call the mother-in-law, ‘Tina.’
The bride’s colors were navy blue and white. She was very specific about how the decorations would look at both the church and the reception hall. However, she was a bit more liberal with the color scheme for the mothers (hers and her future mother-in-law’s). They were allowed to wear any shade of blue they wished. I actually liked the idea. The mothers would be in their ‘pops’ of blue, thus allowing them to share the spotlight with the bride, in their own way.
The next morning, we all arrived at the church in our coordinating, navy blue bridesmaid dresses. The groom, his best man and his groomsmen wore coordinating, navy blue neck ties and cummerbunds. The flower girls were in white with navy blue accents throughout their dresses. Navy blue adorned the pews and various places throughout the church. The bride’s mother wore a lovely powder blue dress (embracing the bride’s request that the ‘mothers’ wear whatever shade of blue they wished). Then, there was Tina, who entered the church wearing a bright pink, chiffon, floor-length ball gown. She looked like a big, bottle of Pepto Bismol!
‘You can’t be serious…’ “
0 out of 10 …. A pink bubble gum dress may be alright when you’re twirling in a meadow. Not okay when you’re the future mother-in-law. It is safe to say, she knew exactly what she was doing.
“You could hear the entire wedding party gasp. Not only was she wearing the wrong color, but she looked as if she was trying for prom queen! The dress was a nightmare! Initially, we tried to be understanding. Some of us thought that maybe she hadn’t been able to find a blue dress she liked. Others of us thought, perhaps she just couldn’t afford a new dress and maybe this was her ‘go to’ dress for all formal events. We found out at the reception that none of these ideas were true.”
She might as well have been put up on a pedestal in her pink dress for a Vogue shoot, perhaps that was exactly what she wanted.
“The pink was on purpose. As soon as the bride had given Tina her request, she went to purchase the dress, specifically looking for ‘large and pink’ (according to her son, my bestie’s husband). She spent the entire night flouncing around the dance floor just so she could be seen. She went on and on about how much she loved her dress and thought it was the perfect color to wear to her new daughter-in-law’s wedding. It was truly a slap to the bride and her wishes on what was supposed to be her special day.
This was certainly a wake-up-call to my bestie. Their relationship got off to a bad start and has never improved. Thankfully, she didn’t raise her son, otherwise, I find it highly unlikely that they would have gotten married at all.”
Welp, can’t really image bubble gum walking down the aisle. I guess the only thing that would be worse is if the groom showed up himself in a pink ruffled tux. We can only hope they will eventually look back on this and laugh.