It isn’t uncommon for people to not immediately have a great relationship with their fiancé’s parents. In fact, there may even be cases wherein the groom/bride would never have a good connection with their spouse’s family at all. This is exactly the case for Tracey right here. It was the day before her wedding day when, unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse as she caught her future mother-in-law doing something that she could not believe months before the wedding day! What did her fiancé’s mom even do? Keep reading to find out just what her future mother-in-law did.
Not Getting Along
Tracey decided to make a Reddit post about her bizarre experience months before her supposed destination wedding in Colombia. According to her, she usually found it hard to see eye to eye with her future mother-in-law, Gina. What could have possibly led to their relationship to be like this?
She Was Caught
Tracey continued to share that Gina always made sure that she would be the bigger person whenever an argument would ensue, no matter what it would be about. However, Tracey was in shock upon seeing what the older woman was doing with her wedding gown. Care to take a guess as to what her future mother-in-law was doing with her gown?
Made For Each Other
There is no question in the idea that you should always strive to form a happy and healthy relationship with your in-laws. Especially since you would be meeting them during special occasions and celebrations, you surely do not want to be awkward around them. This is why Tracey hoped that she would be able to bond with her future mother-in-law after she answered “yes” to Rick’s most awaited question.
Help From Family & Friends
We all know that weddings have to be meticulously planned in order for it to be perfect, which inevitably leads to a lot of pressure being built. Of course, since all the planning would be for the couple’s wedding, we certainly do not want them to be overly stressed out so that they could enjoy the wedding. Which is why it is always good if the couple’s family and friends would help out.
Not How They Expected
A single glance at pictures of Tracey and Rick on social media is enough to make you think that they are a perfect match made in heaven. Everything was going smooth and well as they were prepared to begin a future together until one fateful day when everything suddenly fell apart.
Her Couture Wedding Dress
It is fascinating to think that the last straw was pulled all because of the wedding dress. Sounds crazy, we know, but it is still amazing to think that all of this happened. Naturally, every bride want to have the most beautiful dress for their wedding day, and Tracey was no exception to this!
She Went Big
For her wedding dress, she decided to go all out and get a dress from a couture atelier named Galia Lahav. In case you are unfamiliar, this is the same place where a lot of A-listers such as Beyonce and other people get their own dresses. Which is why it is not surprising to find out that her dress cost her over $11,000.
The Perfect Day
Even though this costs a lot of money, brides usually see it as a necessary expense as after all, it is their big day and arguably the most important day of their lives, so it is only fitting that they pay huge amounts of money to ensure that everything is as close to perfect as possible. In fact, a lot of people take out loans and even second mortgages on their homes just to afford their dream dress!
A Destination Wedding
There is nothing more attractive to some couples than the concept of getting married near their home. In Colombia, however, Rick and Tracey were eager to tie the knot. Tracey explained in her post, “We’re planning to be married in December in Colombia and of course, I’m beyond pumped.”
She Wasn’t Happy
Tracey then continued to share, “It’s going to be a destination wedding for us, and I was very happy that I was able to talk him into having one.” However, regardless of how much the couple is ecstatic for their plans, there was one person who was not a fan of their idea.
She Did Not Approve
After the couple shared their plans, Tracey shared that her future mother-in-law was quick to share her disapproval of the couple’s plan to get married somewhere far away. According to her, Gina could not understand why the couple wanted to go to a place where “no one…speaks English.” for their wedding.
In addition, she expressed her fears about the level of security in Colombia, as well as the cost of it. Tracey was not convinced that she was particularly concerned about the logistics of the wedding, even though she had some valid concerns about the plan.
They Did Not Get Along
Tracey could not help but feel that regardless of where they had it, Gina would not have been on board with the wedding. Ultimately, she knew that they were just not getting along very well. “I always knew that she wasn’t really my biggest fan,” the bride wrote.
Didn’t See Eye-To-Eye
Tracey also described how Gina is by saying, “She’s polite and very ‘fake’ friendly.” It does seem, however, that it was not just a matter of incompatibility. There was one enormous problem that drew a wedge between the two ladies. So, what was it?
A Territorial Mother
It seems like, because of the dynamics they had with Rick, there was tension between Tracey and Gina. The two most significant women in his life were his mother and his fiancee. Tracey thought that he was acting strangely around his mother.
A Weird Relationship
Tracey commented on Rick and his mother’s strange relationship. “She’ll do things like sit on my fiance’s lap, or tuck his hair behind his ear, and cut his food for him,” she said. “On one occasion I actually saw her actually feed him….in public.”
Setting Their Boundaries
Of course, Tracey want to finally sort out the problem once and for all before the wedding day, which is why it is a good thing that Gina dropped this odd behavior of hers after Tracey talked to Rick about her observations.
Trying To Ignore Her
The bride worked hard after this to keep Gina as much as possible out of the wedding planning. Tracey, however, said that “she complains to my fiance behind my back on how she’s being excluded.” On a special day, it all came to a head.
Changing It Up
Tracey then brought up Gina’s behavior to Rick, which compelled Rick to finally take action and speak up to his mother about the problem. As you can imagine, Rick was between a rock and a hard place. There was no doubt that he is in a difficult spot.
Maybe Things Will Improve
He knew in the end that it was important for him to step up if he wanted everything in the future to go smoothly. “To my fiance’s credit, once I told him that I thought that was beyond weird, it never happened again,” Tracey said.
Leading Up To It
The day that changed everything for them began on a relaxed note. Gina just walked over to see their new place. Since this new home meant a new chapter in their lives, both Tracey and Rick were happy to show her around.
However, regardless of how warm the couple welcomed Gina into their new home, she did not congratulate them at all! What she did was gave her harsh words, especially towards Tracey. There is no doubt that if we believe the post in Reddit, the bones Gina had to pick with the younger woman was certainly uncalled for.
Bashing Her Ring
So, what was it did Gina first said with regards to Tracey? Well, she commented on the engagement ring that Rick used during his proposal to her. According to Rick’s mother, it was simply too much, or “over-the-top” as she puts it.
Tracey then told her, however, that it was Moissanite, which made it much more affordable than a diamond. “She hates my engagement ring,” Tracey told everyone. “It’s far too extravagant and there are CHILDREN STARVING IN AFRICA AND PEOPLE DIE FOR THESE ROCKS (it’s moissanite).”
Complaining About The House
Let us see what else she was going to have to complain about. She didn’t have kind things to say about the house they purchased, just like the ring. Tracey wrote about how Gina didn’t understand why so much money was being spent on it.
She Won’t Stop
According to her, it “is an extravagant display of wealth and just ‘isn’t us.’” However, by saying that it was a “townhouse” that they got at a knock-off price, Tracey defended their actions. This was not even the last one.
Kindly Lose Some Weight
This next bit of criticism, for most people, would probably have been the last straw. That Tracey stayed cool and kept calm was a good thing. Then Gina called her for weight gain and told her to shed a few pounds before the wedding day.
Throwing It In Her Face
Tracey was straightforward and recounted in the post, “I’m getting fat. Need to watch the calories so I can ‘fit into my dress. Future [MIL], meanwhile, is bragging about her diet and how chic and slenderizing her mother of the bride dress is.”
Not The First Time
Even Tracey was stunned by these harsh words, and it wasn’t the first time that Gina had thrown some shade at her. Although Rick’s mother would try to keep in touch with the young lady occasionally, she would often criticize various things about her.
She Can’t Win
It was obvious to Tracey that her future mother-in-law does not approve of her relationship with Rick. It was also clear to her that Gina was trying to turn her into her preferred woman for her son, even though she has no business in meddling with their relationship.
Leave Her Alone
It was a good thing that Rick took notice of how things are spiraling out of control between Gina and Tracey, which is why he asked Tracey to “help him put a bed in the spare guest room together,” as a means to try and alleviate the tension of the situation.
The Moment She Couldn’t Believe
She was grateful for the opportunity to prevent Gina from further insulting her, so Tracey went to the room willingly and left Gina behind. However, this young woman got the shock of her life when, about half an hour after that moment, she went to the master bedroom…
Caught In The Act
Tracey went to her bedroom to take a break from the bathroom, but she was unable to believe the sight that greeted her there. Gina found herself trying on a wedding gown! “What do I find but Future MIL struggling to yank my dress over her head BUT WAS FREAKING STUCK,” she said.
She Nearly Fainted
“I blurted out ‘what the heck?!’ and she immediately started stammering ‘Oh my God! OH MY GOD! OH GOD!’” There was no doubt that the situation is out of control. If you think that this isn’t the least bit crazy, then wait till you hear of what happened next.
She had almost no time for what she was looking at to be processed. She ran over to Gina and told her to step right out of the Galia Lahav dress. The older woman, however, was not able to get it off! Tracey was trying to help her get out of the dress.
She Had No Choice But To Help
Tracey then said this about the scenario, “At that point my number one concern was her tearing the sheer backing of my dress so I rushed over to help her.” Things went very, very wrong for the two of them…
Torn And Dirty
It took an intense and desperate struggle for them to get her off it. Sadly, when she saw what happened to her, Tracey was devastated. “It was all for not as she managed to scratch her way through the back of the dress and completely destroy the sheer material,” she said.
It Was Ruined
“She burst the side zipper of the dress and got a dirty footprint on the train.” We can’t really blame her for the unbelief and frustration she was feeling at that moment. Then she turned to Gina to ask why she was doing it.
At A Loss For Words
It really wouldn’t surprise us to know that Tracey had a hard time trying to speak after seeing what had happened. She could only place her head in her hands and do her best to hold back a scream after seeing what her future mother-in-law did to her dress.
A Step Too Far
Gina had given her so much grief already, and even for her, this was a step too far. She could not believe that something like this was actually done by her. Let us see what Gina had to say about the question posed by Tracey…
Making Sure It Fits
Tracey was furious and asked to know why Gina was trying to pull such a stunt. “She responded that she was just trying to make sure the dress would fit me; because if the dress fit her, then it absolutely fit me too,” she narrated.
This Wasn’t An Excuse
“If it didn’t fit her, then I obviously had some work to do.” Tracey had obviously tried it on already. The fit for her was perfect. After finding out about this, what did the man have to say about this situation?
Feeling Very Disturbed
Tracey was not the only one “very disturbed” by what had just occurred. Rick was shocked by the actions her mother displayed. “Mostly because I doubt she was trying to just try on the dress for fun…” Rick said about what happened.
There was also a bouquet of dried flowers on the bed that wasn’t there before,” she said, “I think [she] was actually trying to pretend she was the bride… which for so many reasons, is so wrong.” Can you believe it wasn’t the worst thing that Gina had done?
Covering The Repairs
With what Gina did to her dress (and everything that she had done in general), Tracey expected that Gina would at least offer to cover some of the damages that she had caused. Unfortunately, it seemed like she only set herself up for disappointment as her future mother-in-law simply did not care. You would not believe what Gina did next.
Something Up Her Sleeve
She wrote, “She hasn’t offered to pay for any of the repairs to the dress. A section of the train is ripped,” she said. “I have no idea how much it’s going to cost until I can get to the seamstress tomorrow.” Gina had something else up her sleeve on that fateful day, even after her refusal to pay for the damages that she caused.
By now, you probably expect that Gina would feel some sort of remorse and try to apologize to the couple after what she had done. But that just was not the case. What did she do? Well, she told Tracey that it was her fault as she really should not have spent a lot of money on her wedding dress anyway.
Time To Act
“In the meantime, in lieu of an apology, she’s lecturing me on spending so much money on a wedding dress,” Tracey recounted, “Clearly the trouble she had getting into the dress was a sign to get something less dramatic and ostentatious.” Tracey then decided that it was time for her to make a move.
Hearing From The Public
Clearly outraged by what had just happened, she once again took to Reddit. She began thinking about taking legal action against Gina, but she wanted to hear what other people were thinking about it. Eager to hear from the crowd, she was excited.
Asking For Compensation
It felt like she ought to get compensation for what the older woman had done to her. She said, “I know it’s just a dress, but this goes beyond the dress,” The support for this plan was expressed by a lot of online users.