Shocked women have slammed a mother of the groom after she bought a £2,895 ($3,700) bespoke dress from the bridal section of a boutique to wear to her son’s wedding.
Mother-of-four Lydia appeared on The Posh Frock Shop with two of her daughters to try and find the perfect outfit for her only son’s wedding.
After rejecting designer Ian Stuart’s choices from his occasion wear range at the London store, Lydia headed for the bridal collection and found a one-shouldered dress with a train.
The episode has just been picked up by a wedding shaming group on Facebook, where users said their ‘jaws dropped’ at her decision.
Even designer Ian was shocked at Lydia’s choices and said: ‘She’s going down the very sexy route, almost the “I’m more important than the bride” route.’
He later asked ‘what kind of mother would think it is appropriate to wear a wedding dress for themselves to their sons wedding’ when Lydia chose the gown.
In her first scene at the London-based shop wedding planner Lydia revealed that she wanted an ‘elegant, demure and glamorous’ dress for the big day.
Lydia said: ‘I am quite controlling and have been planning my only son’s wedding for around six months.
‘It will be a traditional Greek wedding with more than 200 guests. My son has his criteria for how he’d like me to look, and I have mine.
‘The mother of the groom tends to have a secondary role to the mother of the bride but I want something with the wow factor for the day.’
While at the shop Lydia tried on two grey dresses which were elegant but not as fancy as the bridal gown, however she was not satisfied with either of them.
After trying on the floor length bridal gown Ian asks Lydia what her son would think about her choice, leaving her to admit he might think she’d ‘gone over the top.’
He suggests getting the £2,895 ($3,600) bespoke dress in grey as if Lydia ordered it in white she would be extremely close to overshadowing the bride.
Lydia said: ‘It is not the typical mother of the groom dress, but I love it and I’m having it!
Writing about the episode on Facebook, one shocked viewer said: ‘Jaw dropped watching The Posh Frock Shop. The MOG went to the BRIDAL side of the dress parlor to pick this for her Son’s wedding.
‘She says she is planning the wedding and she is a ‘cool mom’. She doesn’t think she will upstage the bride?! If I was the bride I would scratch her eyes out! LMAO’
Dozens of people replied saying they couldn’t believe Lydia had decided to buy the dress for the wedding and were left thinking of the ‘poor bride’.
One said ‘not only is this incredibly rude to the bride but that dress is hideous’ and someone else simple wrote ‘poor bride.’
While another added: ‘I would beat my future mother in law if she play with me like this.’
Someone else commented: ‘I would pour red wine all over that dress.’
Others said they thought is strange that she wanted to wear the dress at all to her son’s wedding.
One person said: ‘Anyone else think it’s weird that she’d WANT to wear a wedding dress to her SON’S wedding? Like, obsessive mother to the extreme.’