They say that a bride’s wedding day should be all about her. Then there are mothers-in-law who claim that it’s their day too because without them the groom wouldn’t even exist and there wouldn’t be a wedding.
But, does that give them the right to break the universal law that dictates that only the bride can wear white? To this bride, that meant she was stealing her spotlight.
Chloe Was Not Used To Being A Server
Chloe very briefly worked in the silver service. She explains that she has dyspraxia, which is a condition that affects physical coordination.
Plus she was already generally clumsy and was dropping things, so she didn’t see this career as the best fit for herself.
She Spilled A Whole Boat Of Gravy On One Of The Guests
This the first (and actually only) ceremony Chloe had ever served. She was just trying to do her best.
Instead, Chloe accidentally spilled “a whole boat of gravy” onto the lap of the bride’s mother-in-law. She says that it went everywhere.
Chloe Thought She Had Ruined The Whole Wedding
Thankfully, even though the gravy was hot, it didn’t burn the mother-in-law. Still, she had to drive off to go home to get changed.
Chloe was young and couldn’t help but cry: ” I was beside myself crying. I was so upset because I thought that I’d ruined this couple’s wedding.”
The Bride Thanked Her For Ruining The MIL’S White Dress
Expecting to confront an angry bride, the bride came over to Chloe, shook her hand, and thanked her instead.
She unknowingly became the bride’s accomplice who was angry that her mother-in-law wore white to her wedding.
She Gave Her A 55 Pound Tip
The bride even went the extra step and tipped Chloe a whole 55 pounds extra (that’s $75 American.)
She was so glad this accident happened that every time she sees Chloe in the city, she stops to say hi to her.
It’s A Universal Law
In general, it’s not appropriate for guests to wear white to a wedding. This is like a universal law that dates back but for some reason, never went out of fashion.
In origin, white is the color of purity. Back in the day when women had to save themselves for marriage, wearing a white dress was symbolic of her transition into consummating her new life with her husband.
It’s A Way For The Bride To Stand Out
Today the color doesn’t have the same symbolism but is still a way for the bride to stand out and feel like the center of the event.
Out of respect to that, other guests should know to stay away from wearing the same color unless they ask for permission.
People Wondered If The Tip Truly Came After The Accident
One person responded asking: “are you sure the tip came after the ‘accident’ not before?” It’s a fair question to ask considering the bride’s reaction.
In fact, others shared similar experiences in the comment section about spilling red wine over mothers-in-law wearing white while getting cheered on.
Others Say It’s Karma
Most comments agreed that it almost seems like fate that the universe put Chloe in the right place to grant the bride her wish that day.
One person said: ” She probably tells everyone about the person who saved her on her wedding day.” Maybe karma is real after all!