Most brides want to wear white on their wedding day.
If not a stark white, then something off-white like soft ivory or pale champagne.
Regardless of the colour, ultimately it is the bride’s choice.
It’s her day so only she should have a say in what she wears.
The wedding dress is often the most-talked-about part of the wedding and for many brides, it’s not the easiest part.
It doesn’t make matters any easier when you have a meddling mother-in-law to contend with.
Every so now and then you’ll find that one mother-in-law who will want to have a say in the wedding and the bride's choices.
This particular mother-in-law was quite demanding about the type of wedding dress she expected the bride to wear.
The bride took to Reddit’s Wedding Shaming group to tell users about her mother-in-law’s fury over her not opting to wear a colour wedding dress her mother-in-law expected her to wear.
“My husband's family has a tradition of always wearing blush dresses on their wedding day. They told me about this before, and I respectfully said I would wear whatever colour dress my perfect dress was.
“Once I finally found it, it was white. MIL asked me to request if they could alter it to make it blush, or to find a new dress if they couldn't. I said I would ask, but if they couldn't then that was that,” shared the bride.
“Long story short, they couldn't and I showed up to my wedding in a white dress. All through the ceremony, MIL was seething.
“During the reception, she pulled me aside and asked why my dress was white. I told her that I didn't want to find a new dress and they couldn't alter it. She said it was a tradition, and she was disappointed that I had broken it. J also said that he was disappointed when I walked down the aisle in a white dress,” she adds.
Even though she stood her ground and wore the dress she wanted to, she wanted to know from the Reddit users, “Was I the a**hole for this? I could have just changed my dress.”
Do you think she should have changed her dress to please her mother-in-law?