A lot of ladies see themselves looking stunning on their wedding day. On this momentous day that ushers in a new chapter in their lives, they want to look their best. Though she was oblivious to her mother-in-law’s intentions, the woman in today’s story experienced comparable emotions.
What transpired between his wife, the bride, and the groom was shared in-depth in a Reddit post by the bride’s father-in-law. He thought his wife deserved all the awful things that had happened to her at her son’s wedding.
The man shared that his wife, whom he loved deeply, was “not a super nice person.” He described her as someone who occasionally bullied others but felt her presence improved his life. The man also revealed that his wife did not like her son’s fiancée.
“Her son got married recently, and she hates the bride, no actual reason, just hates her,” the man said. He added that his wife joked about wearing white to her son’s wedding, but no one knew she was serious about it. Everyone, including the bride, thought she wouldn’t follow through on what she had said.
What Happened at the Wedding?
To everyone’s surprise, the woman wore a full-length white dress to her son’s wedding, hoping it would anger the bride. The man expressed that he told his wife what she was doing was terrible, but she didn’t listen. Despite his efforts to stop her from wearing white, she went ahead and did what she wanted. The situation added a layer of tension and discomfort to an event that is typically a joyous celebration.
When the bride saw her mother-in-law wearing white, she cried. The young girl did not expect her mother-in-law to steal the limelight by wearing white on her big day.
The woman’s intentional act to hurt the bride offended her son too, so he planned to take revenge on his mother the next day. He asked his wife’s nephews to do something that eventually angered the woman.
Since the groom knew how much his mother loved children, he was sure his revenge plan would work. According to his instructions, one of the kids talked to the woman and kept her distracted while the other kid picked up a chocolate cupcake and spread the frosting on her seat.
Unaware of what the kids had done, the woman sat on her seat and got a brown stain on her dress. Her husband watched everything unfold but didn’t say anything because he felt she deserved it. Moreover, he had warned her before the reception that she might get into trouble for wearing white to her son’s wedding. He added:
“She didn’t notice for hours until my stepson said something before he left.”
How Did the Woman React after Learning about the Stain?
Once the woman learned what her son had done to take revenge, she didn’t feel anger towards him or the children. Instead, she directed her anger towards her husband, telling him he should have taken her side by telling her about the stain.
After the woman learned about the stain and blamed her husband, the man thought this was the end of the family “drama.” However, he saw something unexpected when he checked his social media accounts the following day.
The woman’s son had posted a photo from his reception where the brown stain on his mother’s clothes was visible. When the woman saw the photo, she blew up at her husband and blamed him for not telling her about it during the event.
Feeling confused, the man shared the story on Reddit to ask other users if he was at fault for allowing his wife to be publicly humiliated at her son’s wedding. Some people thought the man was at fault, while others said the woman deserved to be humiliated after she wore white to her son’s wedding. Meanwhile, others thought both of them were at fault.
One user commented, “Y T A for not telling the bride and groom she was serious and letting her potentially ruin the wedding, but NTA for letting her embarrass herself. Honestly, she sounds horrible.”
“You agree that your wife is a mean, son-hating, wedding-spoiling bully. If you’re not, perhaps you should consider whether you two are a good match,” another Redditor suggested in the comments section.
The situation is complex, and opinions may vary. On one hand, the woman’s choice to wear white to her son’s wedding, despite knowing it would upset the bride, can be seen as intentional and potentially disrespectful. On the other hand, the man may have opted not to tell his wife about the stain to avoid further conflict or embarrassment in the moment.
Ultimately, communication is key in such situations. It could have been more constructive for the man to address the issue directly with his wife, offering her the chance to rectify the situation before it escalated. However, determining fault can be subjective, and the dynamics within the family play a significant role.