A MOTHER of the groom who disapproved of her son’s choice in wedding venue left the newlyweds distraught after she convinced guests to wear hoodies and shorts to their nuptials.
The groom’s cousin took to the Reddit page, AmItheA**hole where she shared the disastrous story, titling the post “AITA for showing up at my cousin's wedding in a hoodie and jean shorts?”
Under the username DDR238 she wrote: "In the months leading up to the wedding, my aunt (cousin's mother) griped about how unconventional the wedding was going to be.
“She was happy for the couple of course but she didn't like that the wedding wasn't going to be in a church or banquet hall.
“The wedding was going to be a small and intimate affair in a scenic national park and then the reception was going to be in a nice rental house in the woods.
“I thought it sounded cool and unique but my aunt hated the idea of it. She didn't tell the couple though. Just complained about it to us behind their backs.”
She explained that she and her husband then travelled 600 miles, treating it like a “vacation” they spent money on accommodation, eating out and sightseeing.
She continued: “The day before the wedding, my aunt rounded up me and my family members and told us that she just found out that the dress code for the wedding was casual.
“Not gonna lie, many of us were stoked. I hate dressing up so I was all over the idea of a casual backyard bbq wedding.”
She admitted that she and her husband had already brought their wedding outfits along and so wore them to the ceremony – but that wasn’t the case for everyone.
She wrote: “A few of my family members showed up to the ceremony in t-shirts and baseball caps. Immediately after, we changed into comfortable clothes for the reception.
“I wore a hoodie, daisy Duke shorts and cute sandals. I noticed that the bride's family members were still dressed up but I figured they didn't get the memo.
“The bride and groom and the wedding party were dressed to the nine's which I thought was weird for a casual wedding. The reception was awesome. Nice dinner, fancy lawn games, a bonfire. We had a blast.”
The redditor goes on to admit that they have since found out that her aunt lied about the dress code in an attempt to “sabotage” the wedding and the newlyweds had found it “very disrespectful.”
However, despite the mistake she admits she thinks the couple were “overreacting” but fellow Reddit users didn’t agree.
One wrote: “Daisy dukes and a hoodie are not ‘casual’ in terms of wedding attire.
“I would have been upset with you too and the family members in tee shirts and ball caps were similarly under dressed.”
Agreeing another added: “I wouldn’t wear that out to dinner, much less to a wedding. It was completely inappropriate regardless of what your aunt said.”
In other wedding news, we told you about a bride who tried to scam bridesmaids out of hundreds by lying about the price of their dresses.
And we showed you how one bridezilla demanded her bridesmaids pay £2,270 for the ‘honour’ of being in her wedding.
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