A woman wore white to her birthday, making her bride-to-be sister-in-law upset. The bride wanted to see her wedding outfit and threatened not to invite them, even though the woman chose not to go.
Woman Wears A White Dress For Her Birthday, Enrages Future SIL Whose Wedding Is In Two Weeks
One of the most difficult decisions to make when invited to a wedding is what to wear. The biggest fashion faux pas a guest can do is wearing white on the wedding day, but aside from that, weddings offer an excuse to dress up while paying attention to the bride's theme.
Who would have guessed, though, that what you wear in the days leading up to a wedding would be just as divisive as what you wear on the big day?
One woman got into controversy with her sister-in-law when, two weeks before her sister-in-law's wedding, she wore a white dress to her 40th birthday celebration.
The upcoming bride was so furious that she insisted on seeing what her sister-in-law was donning for the wedding.
She described the argument in a Reddit post by stating: “Thursday was my 40th birthday. I invited immediate family and my closest friends. The party was yesterday and it was a great day. I noticed that my brother-in-law (husband's brother) and his fiancé were a bit standoffish but my soon-to-be sister-in-law is always standoffish with me so nothing new."
She wore a white outfit on her birthday, and then when her husband woke up, he received a lengthy, angry text message. "My sister-in-law thinks that I always wear inappropriate clothes that draw attention to me so now she's demanding to see what I will be wearing at her wedding. I asked if they're asking everyone. No, just me," the dismayed woman wrote.
The woman didn't want to show what she planned to wear because the bride threatened to uninvite the couple from her wedding. "My husband is conflicted… I think I'd rather have my husband go alone than being treated like a child," she revealed. Despite eventually making the decision not to go, this didn't stop her sister-in-law from asking to see the dress.”
Nobody could have predicted what may happen when the woman pleasantly surprised Redditors with an update on the saga. The couple made the decision to keep their heads down and let the wedding go since they were determined to miss the joyous occasion.
When other family members learned about the conflict, they escalated it further.
After hearing what was happening, the woman's other sister-in-law—the sister of the bride and the groom—told the other women there what had taken place.
She even pushed them to wear white and short dresses as a form of retaliation.
"I think it was so easy to pull because none of my husband's family like my sister-in-law or brother-in-law for that matter," the author revealed.
"[The bride] spent the wedding angry and crying and at times refused to leave the restroom demanding her husband to kick out his sister amongst others. The sister and a few others left before dinner was served. They got toasters from at least 50 of the couples they invited."
In her post's conclusion, she stated: "Now my sister-in-law is saying I have ruined her wedding by being in cahoots with my other sister-in-law and the rest of her family. I intentionally had a big party to ruin her wedding party. I wore white so I would look like the main character in the pictures and I stole her honeymoon dream. I wasn't. I even begged my other sister-in-law to forget this whole thing and not to make more drama at her wedding, but here we are. I have blocked them because I don't want any more problems."
The woman was encouraged by the respondents, who praised her for wearing a birthday dress. Reddit user added: “Apparently, getting married in two weeks means she owns the color white for as long as she wants. Ridiculous.”
She expressed gratitude to Redditors for the ego boost, saying: "I will not let others bully me because of my age or what I choose to wear and how I express myself."
While criticizing her sister-in-law for being overbearing, readers were eager to reassure the woman that she did nothing wrong.