'My mother-in-law bought a floor-length white gown to wear to my wedding.'

OK mother-in-laws from hell, it’s time to pack up your cauldrons and call it a day – you’ve just been royally outdone.

Because this MIL broke the cardinal rule of weddings – wait, no – life.


(Technically, it’s a “floor-length white evening gown”, but if that isn’t directly translated to “wedding dress” then I must be a one-legged martian named Gerald.)

THIS IS NOT OKAY. (Image: New Line Cinema)

The traumatised bride, Natalie204, took to online forum Mums Net to vent her frustrations and basically ask the internet 'what the actual f*ck?'.

'My MIL showed me a photo of her dress and jacket she has bought for our wedding it's beautiful floor length white evening dress and white jacket,' Natalie began.

"But I was brought up to never wear just white/cream to a wedding as a guest. 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 bride-to-be says her family will be vocal about the MIL's choice of dress if she doesn't choose to change colours.

"I know my family will mention to her on the day how it's not appropriate to be wearing white."

"My family will mention to her on the day how it's not appropriate to be wearing white." (Image: iStock)

But to Natalie's surprise many commenters backed up the MIL's right to wear whatever she wants, and said a guest wearing white to a wedding is A-OK.

"Personally, I really wouldn't care but I know others would disagree." SleepFreeZone wrote. Another said: "To be honest I probably wouldn't care."

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DollyBarton added that her MIL should be able to wear whatever she feels comfortable and beautiful in.

"I would think your MIL is feeling a bit down about what she obviously thought was a lovely outfit and now probably feel awkward about wearing after your comments.

"If she is generally nice, I'd go back and say her outfit is beautiful and you hope she wasn't put off it by your clumsy comment."

There was disagreement, however, with some mothers commenting "she'll look a fool". Others went so to say the bride should "spill something on her [MIL]!'.

What are your thoughts on a MIL wearing white to the wedding? Yay or nay?