This Redditor was really excited about her wedding until she caught her future mother-in-law wearing her wedding dress. She gave her three days to pay for it, but she was deemed the bad guy!
OP (Original Poster) started her post by mentioning she’ll be married to her fiancé soon. She had also already bought her wedding dress three weeks before this was posted.
Her Future Monster-In-Law
However, her future mother-in-law kept bugging her about trying on her wedding dress for some weird reason. OP refused, but she continued persisting and reasoning that she “loves” wedding dresses so much.
In short, she’s obsessed with them.
It’s a Hard No
Despite how much her mother-in-law-to-be insisted, OP was firm in refusing her requests.
She knew it was the last straw when her future mother-in-law offered her $100 to let her wear it.
OP would never allow it, and she was over the conversation.
The Sketchy Fiancé
However, little did OP know that the issue wasn’t closed as she thought. A day before this was posted, OP went home early, shocking her fiancé; she immediately noticed something was off about him.
Unlike before, he freaked out after seeing her. It even got weirder when he tried to block her from entering her room while texting somebody.
An Unpleasant Surprise
When OP opened the door, it was as if her spirit had left her body. Standing in her room is her fiancé’s mom, wearing her wedding dress!
Due to utter shock, OP immediately took out her phone and captured a photo of her future mother-in-law.
She Demanded Payback
Her fiancé and his mom freaked out, and more drama ensued when OP demanded her future mother-in-law cover the cost of her wedding gown. She said she had three days to pay for the dress, and if she failed to do so, then their whole family would see the photo.
Both her future mother-in-law and husband were in shock, and they blew up at OP.
Playing the Victim
Threatened by OP’s words, the mother-in-law-to-be started crying and left OP’s house.
On the other hand, instead of siding with his future wife, OP’s fiancé told her she was “overreacting” because his mom just tried the dress on. He couldn’t believe she was serious, as no harm had been done.
It’s Only Fair to Pay For It
However, no matter what her fiancé told her, his opinion couldn’t sway OP. She’s the bride, she saved and paid for the dress, and she was the one getting married!
Staring at her wedding gown, OP felt disgusted and didn’t want anything to do with it anymore. Since her future mother-in-law “ruined” it for her, it would be appropriate if she just paid for it.
Like a Mama’s Boy
Unfortunately, OP’s fiancé still felt she was in the wrong. He yelled at her, asking her to “wake up” and stop treating his mom as if she were the “enemy.”
OP shared, “We had a fight after he failed to get me to back down, and he’s been staying with his mom since then.”
$3,000 for Nothing
OP couldn’t help but feel awful about the situation. She has worked hard for her wedding dress and paid $3,000; now she can’t stand looking at it.
It’s a Big Risk
When OP told her family about what had happened, they thought she was escalating things and risking her relationship. Not only did she tarnish her relationship with her future mother-in-law, but also with her fiancé.
Her Fiancé’s Condition
In OP’s edit, she shared that her fiancé called to settle everything. He volunteered to pay for the dress as long as she promised to hand him her phone so he could delete the photo of his mom.
He also asked her to swear to eradicate all copies of the photo, apologize to his mom, leave his family’s group chat, and not use Facebook for a month.
She Won’t Let It Slip
OP hadn’t replied to her fiancé yet, as it seemed there was no justice in what he wanted. She doesn’t want him to pay for it; instead, she wants his mom to be responsible for her actions and pay for the dress she wore—without OP’s permission.
OP said, “Not being vicious, but trying to hold her accountable.”
Redditors’ Two Cents
Redditors noted that OP’s future mother-in-law and her fiancé acted weirdly. Because of this, they couldn’t help but speculate about their relationship.
The top commenter posted, “Not the a**hole, but are you sure you want to marry this guy? He stood guard outside your bedroom so his mother could try on your wedding dress. Do you think he will ever stand up for you against her?”
Another one even jokingly suggested, “Send the photo to everyone invited with an announcement that, regretfully, you will no longer be participating in the wedding, but you wish the couple the best.”
Why Blame the Bride?
Meanwhile, other Redditors are in disbelief that the mother-in-law and the fiancé blame the bride for acting the way she did.
One Redditor said, “Why would you marry someone who went against your wishes like this and then treated you like the villain for being upset your boundaries were crossed?”
Another one also pointed out, “That’s what I was thinking. OP bought the dress. It doesn’t matter what reason she has to say no. She could have no reason at all. It doesn’t matter. I’m suspicious of the fiancé and how he was standing guard, though. That tells me he knew OP didn’t want his mother touching her dress. But he allowed it anyway. It seems to me that not only does the future mother-in-law not care about OP’s boundaries, but he doesn’t seem to care about that either. It’s not going to just stop with the dress either.”
She Deserves Better
Redditors were also concerned and tried to make OP realize the flashing red flags she was about to enter if she continued the marriage.
One said, “OP’s fiancé is just an a**hole who can’t say no to his mother and is prepared to deceive OP if it shuts his mother up. His mother, on the other hand, is controlling, manipulative, and deceitful, and will probably be an absolutely horrible mother-in-law should OP choose to go through with this marriage.”
Another one emphasized, “Not the a**hole. Also, this is a major red flag. You told his mom no on something multiple times. He not only trampled your boundaries but actually stood guard for his mom to try on the dress. This tells you everything you need to know. He will never have your back, and she will always come first. Please really look at this and think about if this is the life you want. Good luck, OP.”
What would you have done with the situation if you were in OP’s shoes? What do you have to say to her future mother-in-law and fiancé?
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This post first appeared as She Demanded Her Future Mother-In-Law Reimburse Her $3,000 Wedding Dress After She Caught Her Secretly Trying It On. She Feels “Disgusted” and Distraught, but Her Fiancé’s Forcing Her to Apologize! on Quote Ambition.