Mother-in-law plans on wearing white, floor-length dress to wedding

One more thing to worry about before the big day [Photo: Pexels]
One more thing to worry about before the big day [Photo: Pexels]

It’s been seven years since Pippa Middleton donned a white dress to her sister’s wedding, and if something similar happened tomorrow, we can only assume it’d cause a similar stir.

Another woman who seems not to have got the memo, however, is one who plans on wearing a full-length white dress to her future daughter-in-law’s wedding.

As the family discussed their outfits for the big day, the mother-in-law apparently sent a picture to the bride of what she intended to wear.

And it was a frock closely resembling a wedding dress.

Turning to Mumsnet for advice, the bride-to-be’s friend asked the forum what their next move could possibly be without causing offence.

“Posting on behalf of a friend who is unsure how to deal with this,” they wrote.

“Friend is getting married this summer and is wearing a traditional white floor length wedding dress with veil.

Let’s hope she at least skips the tiara [Photo: Pexels]
Let’s hope she at least skips the tiara [Photo: Pexels]

“Wedding is very small with 19 guests, all immediate family. MIL [mother-in-law] has just sent her a picture of a floor length white dress which she intends to wear.

“How does friend respond? Two choices – get STBDH [soon-to-be dear husband] to deal with it, or reply ‘haha, I thought you were serious!'”

Mumsnet users flooded the post with words of advice, and many suggested responding in a light tone.

“Assume it’s a joke and act accordingly,” one user said, suggesting she message back: “‘lol, don’t joke though – my friend’s aunt did actually wear white to her wedding, it was so embarrassing, no one knew what to say!””

Others recommended going in a little harder.

“I’d get DH [dear husband] to explain to his Mum [sic] that at least 17 of the guests are going to think terribly badly of her if she wears that dress,” another wrote.

One commenter said: “Tell her the dress is inappropriate for her at a wedding – it’s the brides day not hers.”

‘Bride and groom’ was never the dress code [Photo: Pexels]
‘Bride and groom’ was never the dress code [Photo: Pexels]

One suggested that the friends might have got the wrong end of the stick anyway: “Ask her if she thinks it’s a double wedding,” they wrote.

“Making a joke of it will maybe make MIL realise how ridiculous she is being. Perhaps she is joking?”

Others, however, suggested that they leave the mother-in-law be and let her deal with the consequences of her wardrobe choice herself:

She lets her wear it and allows her to look like a d*ck,” one suggested.

Another wrote: “Tbh I’d just let her wear it. I doubt any of her 17 guests will be confused as to who the bride is.

“They’ll probably have a little chuckle but it wont be at the brides expense.”

One poster’s suggestion, however, was so short-yet-sweet it might just work; messaging back the word “snap”.

What do you think – should the bride leave her future mother-in-law be, have a stern word, or hope that making a joke of it resolves the situation?

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