There are just a handful of rules that wedding guests absolutely must follow. Don't forget to let the couple know if you plan to attend. Don't bring your kids if they weren't invited. And don't try to upstage the bride. But one mother-in-law-to-be might not be taking that last one so seriously, according to an appalled bride.
In a post on the forum Mumsnet.com, a woman with the screenname natalie204 shared that her future husband's mother picked out a gorgeous outfit to wear to the wedding. But there's one problem, says the bride: She chose a white, floor-length evening gown with a matching white jacket. Keyword here being white.
"I was brought up to never wear just white/cream to a wedding as a guest," natalie204 wrote. "I mentioned that it's not good etiquette to wear all white to a wedding. She was shocked and had never heard this before; my comment has now made things frosty."
The post attracted hundreds of responses, some supporting the bride, others taking the mother of the groom's side.
"Full length and white?" user BreakfastatSquiffanys replied. "Not the done thing."
However, DollyBarton (don't you love these usernames?) pointed out, "It's not good etiquette BUT I think applies less to the MOTB and MOTG as in all honesty, nobody would ever mistake them for the bride."
Whatever you think, we know you'll enjoy the hilariously bad wedding pictures that follow. (Don't worry--the bride gave her blessing to share these.)