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Woman Encouraged to Throw the Whole Man Away After He Blew up at Her for Spending $400 on a Wedding Dress

Woman Encouraged to Throw the Whole Man Away After He Blew up at Her for Spending $400 on a Wedding Dress

Imagine the joy of finding the perfect wedding dress for just $400 only to have your dreams smashed as the man you are about to marry insists that you return it as he feels that you’ve been horribly irresponsible with money.

Would you call the whole thing off and move on with your life feeling like you’ve dodged a bullet? I think I probably would!

This scenario has played out in one bride’s life, leaving her confused and seeking support from the internet.

“I (27f) have been with my fiance for two years. He’s 32, and a divorced doctor. Growing up I’ve always dreamed  of what my wedding dress will look like,” she wrote in her post on Reddit.

“I went wedding dress shopping with friends although my fiance wanted to go with me like he always does but of course he couldn’t. I purchased a really really nice wedding dress that I instantly fell in love with. It is perfect in every aspect and it only cost $400 that’s a great deal since wedding dresses tend to be expensive here.”

Oh dear – did you spot the red flag in there? “My fiance wanted to go with me like he always does…” Uh oh, things aren’t looking great so far.

“When I got back and was so thrilled my fiance asked to see it then asked how much it cost. When I told him, he was in dismay and started complaining saying I wasted that much money on a colourless dress that I’ll wear for just few hours and should’ve bought a 150$ dress or less.”

The bride explained the importance of the dress to every bride but her husband-to-be argued about “how weddings and everything that come with them are just part of the laws our society keeps enforcing on us and that only smart brides save money instead of blowing it all on a dress.”

“I replied that I didn’t appreciate how he belittled my joy with the dress and he said he didn’t think he is entering a marriage with a financially responsible woman which is a huge problem and demanded I fix my mistake and return the dress and get a cheaper one asap.”

The young woman responded, saying that it was ridiculous since she had worked and paid for the dress with her own money, and reiterated how important her dream dress was on her big day, noting that he obviously has no idea. An accurate statement if ever we’ve heard one.

“He laughed at me asking if I was even listening to myself talking like a spoiled 16 year old about her “future dream wedding”, she continued. “He said I was wrong for not consulting him about the dress before buying it otherwise we wouldn’t even be having this discussion.

“Long story short I refused to return it and he pitched a fit calling me irresponsible and childish for being okay with blowing that much money on a dress even though we’re doing well financially but he was having none of it.”

Her fiance ended up leaving, giving her an ultimatum to return the dress before he would discuss it further.

“He texted saying he doesn’t understand how I’m choosing a dress over him and acting inconsiderate of his feelings since he’s the one I’m marrying and not the goddamn dress.

“He hasn’t talked to me since then and keeps redirecting my messages and calls.”

Girl, run. End it and run.

Other Redditors agreed wholeheartedly.

“I think you caught a glimpse of what caused the first divorce,” quipped one person.

“He exhibited controlling behaviour. He doesn’t get to decide what you do with your money and he can’t force you to return things you buy. His opinion doesn’t matter more than yours. He seems to think otherwise, which indicates a more profound problem,” added another. “I wonder why he got the first divorce, such a lovely man.”

“Keep the dress, return the man. Hopefully, you’ll be able to wear it to your future dream wedding…to a different man,” summed up another person perfectly.

What do you think? 


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Jill Slater

Jill Slater

Jill is a busy wife and mother of four young children. She loves nothing more than making people giggle, and loves to settle in with a glass of wine (or four) and wander about the internet. Feel free to follow her to see all the cool stuff she finds!

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