Wedding vs Sweet 16: Did I Go Too Far?

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When a bride-to-be invited her future mother-in-law to go wedding dress shopping, she didn't expect to deal with her boyfriend's 15-year-old daughter, Emily, too. The teenager, who is used to getting whatever she wants, was more interested in finding a dress for her upcoming Sweet 16 party than helping the bride find her dream dress. When the bride tried to assert that a wedding is more significant than a birthday party, Emily and her mother-in-law took offense. Was the bride wrong to prioritize her wedding day over her future stepdaughter's sweet 16? You decide.

Future MIL brings teen to wedding dress shopping, and awkwardness ensues.

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When a Sweet 16 becomes a competition for love and money 💰

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Three birthdays? This girl knows how to celebrate 🎉

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Champagne chaos with MIL and Emily's early sips 🍾

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Etiquette clash over dress choice causes tension at party.

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When MIL and daughter-in-law clash over a dress. Drama ensues.

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Wedding or Sweet 16- which one is the real deal? 🤔

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Drama at the dress shop with MIL's boyfriend 😬

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Wedding vs Sweet 16: A Battle of Entitlement 🎉💍

A wedding dress shopping trip turns sour when the future mother-in-law's boyfriend's daughter, Emily, tries on a dress for her sweet 16. The bride-to-be, already on edge due to her strained relationship with her soon-to-be mother-in-law, is pushed over the edge when Emily is insistent on getting the dress for her own party. The tension between the two parties reaches its climax when the bride-to-be snaps at Emily, leading to an explosive exit by the future MIL and her boyfriend. Read on to see how the drama unfolds and what our readers have to say about this wedding vs sweet 16 showdown.

OP gets into an argument with a 15-year-old over her Sweet 16. 🙄

OneMikeNation | OneMikeNation

OP's behavior towards the child is deemed inappropriate 🤦🏻‍💻

EwokCafe | EwokCafe

ESH. Drama escalated instead of letting it go. Spoiled behavior.

Illuminator007 | Illuminator007

OP was YTA for berating a 15-year-old girl for trying on a dress for her upcoming sweet sixteen at a bridal appointment. Her birthday matters to her and is irrelevant to your wedding.

GlassSandwich9315 | GlassSandwich9315

OP is called out for her disdainful behavior. YTA.

lihzee | lihzee

OP's dismissive behavior towards Emily sparks YTA judgement 😒

ewan | ewan

A 15-year-old tries on a dress, bridezilla vs sweet 16.

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A clash of events leads to drama and rudeness. 😕

thirdtryisthecharm | thirdtryisthecharm

Bridezilla demands attention, ignores family member's birthday. YTA.

NickMullensMustache | NickMullensMustache

Bridal dress shopping is about the bride, not a teenager's birthday 🎂

amberlc002 | amberlc002

Embarrassing jealousy: YTA comment gets relatable reply 😅

Most_Disaster_79 | Most_Disaster_79

Don't call someone's birthday unimportant, YTA. Interesting cultural differences.

EmpressAry | EmpressAry

Spoiled brat alert! 🚨 ESH in this section.

BlueRFR3100 | BlueRFR3100

MIL brings unwanted guest, bride snaps - NTA but avoidable.

CeramicRaffia | CeramicRaffia

Wedding dress shopping is a bride's special day, not a Sweet 16.

--Noelle-- | --Noelle--

Bridezilla alert! It's just a dress, but is it really?

KindaOverEverything | KindaOverEverything

Reserving a wedding dress? NTA for defending your special day 👰🤵

Add_mom | Add_mom

Etiquette matters: NTA calls out bad manners at events 🙅

ButteryBisquit | ButteryBisquit

Bridal fitting drama: Guest tries on dresses, gets called out 🙅‍♀️

petoskeysmocky | petoskeysmocky

Spoiled teen tries to hijack adult event, gets put in place 🙅‍♀️

nuttyNougatty | nuttyNougatty

Name-calling argument with a 16-year-old leads to spoiled showdown 🤦‍♀️

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MIL failed to prevent etiquette breach. NTA wins.

jgtsby44 | jgtsby44

YTA. Let her try on a dress at a wedding boutique? 🙄

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Wedding dress shopping drama - NTA, but bridezilla accusations incoming 🙄

snortsrainbows | snortsrainbows

Setting boundaries and saying NTA for wedding dress drama 🚫💍

throwaway-badguy | throwaway-badguy

Setting boundaries with entitled family members 🙅

CurlyRapture97 | CurlyRapture97

Jealous of a teenager? 😒 YTA and acting childish.

ChaosNHamHam | ChaosNHamHam

Bridezilla or not, a spoiled child shouldn't ruin wedding dress shopping 🤷

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Fighting fire with fire: a clash of generations 🔥

ittakesall_kinds | ittakesall_kinds

Dress shopping etiquette: Don't takeover someone else's appointment! #NTA 🚫💍

TravelBeauty20 | TravelBeauty20

A sweet sixteen dress fitting turns into a bridal showdown 🎂💍

TinyRascalSaurus | TinyRascalSaurus

NTA for setting boundaries and prioritizing your wedding day 💍

stasiasmom | stasiasmom

Putting a bratty Sweet 16'er in her place, NTA 🙌

PsychologicalVast323 | PsychologicalVast323

Disagreements over dress shopping lead to absurd storm out 😒

NomNom83WasTaken | NomNom83WasTaken

Bride defends her choice: Dress fitting is Bride's special moment 💁

Itzy0307 | Itzy0307

Wedding dress shopping is for brides, not Sweet 16 parties. NTA 😊

trashlikeme001 | trashlikeme001

Setting boundaries is important, but YTA for snapping at a child 😕

lee_bloo | lee_bloo

Setting boundaries with family can be tough 🤷‍♀️

kkiioo112 | kkiioo112

Don't ruin someone's birthday for a wedding 🎉

mygenderfluidass | mygenderfluidass

NTA approved! 🙌

NeomiahsMom | NeomiahsMom

Being exhausting is never cool 😒

YouretheAH | YouretheAH

MIL can't make the event about her, NTA for Emily 🎉

bythebay415 | bythebay415

Bride and teenager in petty argument over Sweet 16 dress 😒

Midnight_Dreary_Mari | Midnight_Dreary_Mari

Bride-to-be shamed for focusing on wedding dress? Not cool! 😒

coldteafordays | coldteafordays

Teenage daughter and MIL were rude at wedding dress shopping 🤦‍♀️

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Bride-to-be stands her ground in dress-fitting drama 👰

th1rteenghosts3 | th1rteenghosts3

MIL brings uninterested daughter to dress fitting: NTA reaction 😒

Yikes44 | Yikes44

No drama found in this comment section! 🤗

NeomiahsMom | NeomiahsMom

Sweet 16 drama: Bride stands up against attention-stealing teen.

lildraggies | lildraggies

Starting drama over a teenager trying on a dress? YTA 🙄

definitelynotcasper | definitelynotcasper

Setting boundaries without being TA. NTA 👍

Goose8708 | Goose8708

No drama here! Commenter is NTA.

WolfMaiden18 | WolfMaiden18

Taking control of the dress fitting, NTA shuts down bratty teenager 🙅‍♀️

Hulkslam3 | Hulkslam3