When it comes to a wedding, aside from the bride and groom, the parents of the happy couple are some of the most important guests.
But one woman from the US has found herself in a very difficult situation, after her mother-in-law asked if they could exclude her dad from the celebration, because of his disability.
The unnamed 27-year-old woman revealed all in a post in a wedding shaming group on Facebook and is now in need of a little advice, after her “amazing” fiancé started acting weird about the wedding planning.
According to Metro.co.uk, in her post, the heartbroken woman claims that when she was younger her father was involved in a “really bad accident” that saw him suffer burns to a large portion of his body and lose part of one of his limbs.
Due to all this, the woman says he has “some serious disfigurement”.
She reveals he’s “been a great dad” and she never thinks about what makes him different from other people.
Or at least she didn’t, until she received a phone call out of the blue.
She wrote: “A few weeks ago, my fiancé started acting strange when we talked about the wedding.
“Then his mom called me out of the blue and told me that she didn’t think my dad should come to the wedding.
“She thinks that he will upset the guests and ‘traumatise’ any children who might be there.”
Instead of inviting her dad to the reception, the mother-in-law suggested the couple have a private family ceremony, before the big party.
Unsurprisingly this didn’t go down too well with the bride.
She added: “I got upset and my mom asked why.
“When I told her, she said that she and my dad understand, which only makes me feel worse.
“Maybe my future MIL had a point, but I would really rather disinvite her than my dad.”
Many women on the group agreed with the bride and slammed the mother-in-law for making such a cruel comment.
Others suggested she should get out while she still can.
One person said: “That is the most f***ed up thing I’ve ever read, I would throw the man and his whole family away.”
A second agreed, commenting: “The fact that your fiancé didn’t immediately tell his mum where to go lest her be uninvited would tell me I was marrying into the wrong family tbh.”
A third person encouraged her to ignore the mother-in-law, as she’d regret it if her father didn’t attend the wedding.
“I lost my father 12 years ago. I still dread my wedding day because he won’t be there to walk me down.
“F*** your MIL and have your father walk you down. I would give ANYTHING to have him there.”