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The Bride-To-Be Chooses Her Dream Wedding Dress, but When an Unexpected Phone Call Reveals the Mother-In-Law’s Sinister Plan, Who Really Pays the Price?

The story chronicles an intense conflict between the Original Poster (OP) and her future mother-in-law (MIL), escalating when the MIL tries to switch OP’s wedding dress without her consent. This shocking revelation leads to a drastic decision by the OP that leaves everyone questioning: Did she take it too far?

The Unsettled Alliance

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OP began her relationship with her future mother-in-law (MIL) on a rocky foundation, as the MIL consistently displayed hostility towards her. The motives behind the MIL’s cold behavior were unclear, despite the OP’s earnest attempts to build a relationship over four years. A twist emerges when the wedding planning starts, and the previously indifferent MIL suddenly becomes very involved.

Unwelcome Opinions

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Despite not financially contributing to the wedding, the MIL started to assert her opinions about the event’s arrangements. She made recommendations about the color theme, the menu, and the seating arrangements, much to the annoyance of the OP and her fiancé. They consistently shut down her unsolicited advice, but she failed to take the hint.

The Dress Shopping Invite

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Before the situation escalated, OP invited her future MIL to go wedding dress shopping, trying to keep the peace. However, this seemingly kind gesture would soon turn into a regretful decision.

The Dream Dress

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A few weeks later, OP found her dream wedding dress during a shopping trip with her own mother and MIL. It was a figure-hugging, mermaid-style dress that flattered OP’s curves and made her feel beautiful. However, the dress, being somewhat revealing, was a point of contention for the MIL.

The Striptease Controversy

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The MIL vehemently disapproved of the OP’s chosen dress, expressing her disdain several times. The MIL’s opinion was so strong that she even said, “This is a wedding, not a strip club. I don’t like it”. Despite her future MIL’s objections, OP confidently purchased the dress, sparking a new level of conflict in their relationship.

The Dress Swap Attempt

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One evening, as OP and her fiancé were cleaning up after dinner, she received a concerning phone call from the dress shop. Apparently, someone, later identified as the MIL, had attempted to impersonate OP and change her dress order to a “more appropriate” one. The sales associate, however, noticed the discrepancy and called OP to confirm before changing the order.

The Discovered Deception

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Upon hearing the news, both OP and her fiancé were furious. The fiancé confronted his mother, who initially denied her actions but eventually confessed. This chapter marks a significant turning point in the relationship between OP, her fiancé, and the future MIL.

The Wedding Un-invitation

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In response to the MIL’s intrusion, OP made a bold decision to uninvite her from the wedding. This drastic measure was taken after OP told her, “If you’re so bothered by my dress, consider yourself uninvited from the wedding.” It was a daring move that shocked the MIL and created a high point of tension in the narrative.

The Unending Calls

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Following the confrontation, the MIL continuously called OP and her fiancé to defend her actions. Despite her incessant attempts, OP was resolute and refused to listen to her excuses. The tension and conflict between OP and her MIL grew even stronger.

The Fiancé’s Dilemma

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Amidst the unfolding drama, OP felt guilty about her fiancé, who was stuck in the middle. He was set to miss his planned dance with his mother due to her being banned from the wedding.

The Burden of Consequences

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OP’s decision to uninvite her future MIL from the wedding came with repercussions, especially for her fiancé. The emotional toll of not having his mother present at his wedding was a significant concern, adding a new dimension to the couple’s relationship and increasing stress before the wedding.

The Unending Quarrel

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OP’s MIL continued her attempts to defend her actions by incessantly calling both OP and her fiancé. Despite the constant communication, OP remained firm and refused to cave into the MIL’s pleading.

The Dance of Absence

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The loss of the planned mother-son dance at the wedding has created a serious concern for her future husband. This dance was something the man had been looking forward to, and its absence underlined the gravity of the situation. OP’s guilt over depriving her fiancé of this experience further complicates her emotions.

The Question of Guilt

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As the wedding soon approaches, the OP begins to grapple with feelings of guilt and uncertainty over her decision to uninvite the MIL. She posted her story online, asking if she was the antagonist in the situation, thus ending the narrative and leaving readers eagerly anticipating her final decision.

Was The Woman’s Decision Appropriate?

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The readers in the forum had a lot of mixed views on the matter. Here are some of their responses:

Forum Responded

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One reader said, “I would have done the same thing. But you and your fiancé need to be in lockstep on this.”

Another Viewpoint

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Another responder wrote: “If [MIL] is doing this before the wedding, what will she do at the wedding?”

Different Perspective

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A different person states, “An important lesson learned – your fiancee is willing to stand up to his mother to defend you. Keep an eye on how he acts and reacts as this continues.”

What Do You Think?

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What are your thoughts on their actions?

What would you have done in this situation?

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