(Closed) Can anything be done here? (LONG STORY!)

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
1876 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Wow. That is horrible. The bride should pay the girls pay for there dresses. And the mother should reimburse the shower costs. I can’t believe people are like this.

Post # 4
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t think you have any legal recourse.  And even if you did, the money you would spend trying to pursue any kind of claim would no doubt exceed the amount that you were seeking.  But the girls who were “de-bridesmaided” should definitely ask the bride or her family to pay them for the cost of their dresses.

Post # 5
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

From the way this lady sounds, she and her daughter probably will not pay for the girls dresses. They should try to sell them on ebay or something to at least get some money back. I had to deal with my best friends crazy future mother in law when she was getting married and I just had to grin and bear it. This woman didnt even send me and invitation to the bridal shower, so I feel your pain with the crazy people…

Post # 6
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

If they won’t voluntarily reimburse your daughter or the other girl, there’s always small claims court…

That could get awkward though so if you don’t want to go that route, if they’re still invited to the wedding and still want to go…just don’t give a gift. (And try to sell the dresses on ebay.)

Post # 7
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Sell the dresses and get your money back.  It would not be worth the stress of trying to get your money back from this lady.  I would chalk it off as a lesson learned.

Post # 9
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Luckily, all of the weddings I’ve been in where for friends in their 30s.  Since the bride was paying, mothers had limited interaction.  Sell the dresses and be say a prayer for that family.  I really hope the groom is ready for Momzilla and the apple that didn’t fall far from the tree.

Post # 11
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Put the dresses on Craiglist , Ebay , weddingbee classifieds or recycled bride. And defenetly do not go to the wedding!!!! A friend would not do this to her friends!! Not sure but you might be able to sue in small claims court!

Post # 12
1231 posts
Bumble bee

Sell the dress and do the happy dance because you don’t have to deal with her anymore!! she sounds like a lunatic and my guess is she will probably cause problems between her daughter and husband. If she chased all her daughters friends away who is left to harass right? The daughter may end up being just like her, so your daughter is lucky to be done with them!

Post # 13
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

That is OUTRAGEOUS! First, try to make some contact and request reimbursement for the dresses. That is a totally reasonable request. Travel/gifts etc is a harder one to do so just consider that the cost of getting out of this wedding!

If they refuse, sell the dresses on ebay.

This girls mother has guaranteed her daughter a very lonely wedding day. How sad.

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