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Disclaimer: The photo above does not depict the couples mentioned in this article. It is included solely for illustrative purposes, while certain Reddit threads I discovered online have proven useful.
Just came across this video and the comments are what you commonly see.. “have someone spill red wine on her!” “Kick her out!”
I’d love to know if someone had a guest, family member, or an unknown +1 dress like a bride and had someone say/do something on the big day?
Spill it for us!
I wasn’t at the wedding. But my former roommate was going to one and asked me my opinion on two dresses - one blue, and one white and lacy. I was obviously adamantly against the white and for the blue, but she ended up going with the white. When she got back she told me how upset she was that the bride was ice cold to her and everyone was giving her weird looks. She “had to” wear her cardigan most of the evening. I don’t know what she expected!
My maternal uncle’s wedding was a shit show. The first act if you will was the bride’s younger sister who was matron of honor, having a “seizure” and spilling red wine all over her own dress. She obviously had to change. When she came out she was wearing a dress that looked like the Kmart version of the Vera Wang the bride wore. Her excuse was it was her back up dress and it wasn’t white, it was ivory. Mother and father of the bride are trying to strong arm bride into accepting it and moving on. Bride wasn’t having it.
In one of the single decent moments my maternal grandmother was nice to her new daughter in law she put herself between the bride and her sister and informed her in a voice that wasn’t loud but was well projected that the matron of honor had three choices. She could borrow a dress from the bride or one of the bridal party or the dress she was wearing could be made blood red when grandma beat the shit out of her for trying to upstage her sister. The third option was she could leave. She left.
My grandma that defended her got into an argument and than an actual physical fight with the mother of the bride at the reception. No one knows exactly what was said but everyone there was equally sure that they both started it. My grandma was mentally ill, toxic roughly 80% of the time and worse when inebriated. The bride’s mom was as attention seeking as the bride’s younger sister and made sure everyone knew the wedding was all about her.
They were separated by the police who arrested both of them. They both wanted to press charges on the other. The bride’s father was nowhere to be found. He was in the kitchen, harassing wait staff because he wanted the phone number of the one who’d served them. Yes, he was still married to his wife. They weren’t divorced or even separated. He’s just a cheater.
My former MIL turned up to my wedding not only in white, but accessorized with the same bolero my own mother wore. Both my mum and I are slightly larger built and my mum is quite figure conscious. MIL wore a slinky, low cut, floor length pure white gown. She also kept making little remarks to my mum about how she (MIL) wore the bolero better because she's slimmer.
My wedding actually! I didn’t know about it until about 2-3 days later, but a distant relative’s plus one showed up to the reception in a white gown and my bushel of bridesmaids lined up holding glasses of red wine. She tried to just smile her way by but they stared her down until she awkwardly left. Not a single word was exchanged by anyone apparently. Just silent staring.
Not one, but TWO women wore white to our wedding - one was my aunt (WTF Lois), and the other was an uber-wealthy friend of my in-laws who insisted on bringing their infant grandchild to our child-free wedding (one of two kids that showed up uninvited). They also drove a white Rolls Royce convertible to the venue (a barn, in a field) which everyone thought we would be riding in after the wedding. We took the school bus shuttle back to our buddy's place for the after party with the rest of our friends.
I didn’t know the guest, most other guests didn’t. I think most people didn’t want to stress out the bride further by talking to her about it so we all kind of pretended the guest wasn’t there and this wasn’t happening.
Later, the tea. Her excuse was that she originally wore jeans and a t-shirt because it was an outdoor wedding that she thought meant casual. Her date told her to wear a dress and “that was the only clean one that fit.” Umm no. Stop at Target on the way to the wedding then.
I am dying to see her explanation once she sees this video starring her. I mean, she wanted to be the center of attention.
This is where I wish I had better Internet sleuthing skills. I wish I knew when this woman figured it out. And that everyone across the world was talking about her. Then I want to know her every reaction.
Many years ago, my husband's new stepmother wore her formal white wedding suit to our informal wedding 3 weeks later, while my husband's actual mother wore a fancy white blouse and long black skirt. I barely noticed at the time but in any photos of me standing next to either of them my simple ivory wedding suit looks pale yellow. There was a lot less talk of white at a wedding being a fashion faux pas back then, though. At least two other female guests wore all white that day and it was a small wedding.
A few months later my husband's mother also got married. She wore a bright red dress for her small ceremony and by either coincidence or design my new sister-in-law wore an almost identical red dress. She was not an attendant. I wore yellow and had not been forewarned about the bride wearing red. In those wedding day photos it looks like there are two bridesmaids in red and I'm the bride.
At our church almost everyone was invited so it was pretty large. A woman came in wearing a white and lacy jump suit which was already a no no in our church, you just didnt wear pants to these things.
A older lady jumped up and really loudly so everyone could hear said "I dont know what you think you are doing but you need to leave and dont come back until you are dressed in not white!" EVERYONE heard it and started to laugh softly. Her face flamed red and she left.
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