Mother-of-the-groom slammed for buying a £3k bespoke wedding dress for her son’s big day
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Mother-of-the-groom slammed for buying a £3k bespoke wedding dress for her son’s big day

A MOTHER-of-the-groom has sparked outrage by picking out a bridal gown to wear to her son’s wedding. Mother-of-the-groom slammed for buying a £3k bespoke wedding dress for her son’s big day.

Self-confessed ‘controlling’ mum Lydia revealed she had been planning her son’s wedding for six months.

Lydia said she's been planning her son's wedding for six months

 

The mum-of-four wasn’t content with being second to the mother-of-the-groom, so wanted to make sure she stood out.
Lydia decided to let her dress do the talking, so she headed to Ian Stuart’s London Boutique.
 
She 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.

She tried on occasion wear dresses but wasn't impressed

 

Lydia didn't want to be overshadowed by the mother-of-the-bride

 

"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.”
 
Featuring on Channel 4’s The Posh Frock Shop, the clip has resurfaced after being shown last year, and people are still mad over Lydia’s dress choice.
Attending the boutique with her two daughters, Lydia rejected all of Ian’s occasion wear dresses.

Instead she picked out a £2,895 bridal gown to wearInstead she picked out a £2,895 bridal gown to wear

 

She tried on two grey dresses which she felt didn’t quite hit the mark.
So Lydia headed over to the bridal section, and immediately fell in love with a floor-length one-shouldered gown.
The staggering £2,895 bespoke dress frock features lace detailing and a frilly shoulder strap.
Figures from The Money Advice Service revealed the average cost of a wedding is £27,161.

She said her son, pictured, would think it was 'over the top'

 

And the stats, published last year, indicated the average cost of a wedding dress was £1,385 – meaning Lydia was splashing more than double that on her frock.
But even owner Ian thought she may have gone too far.
He said: “She's going down the very sexy route, almost the ‘I'm more important than the bride’ route.
“What kind of mother would think it is appropriate to wear a wedding dress for themselves to their son’s wedding.”

Her two daughters didn't raise any concerns over her outfit

 

He advised her at least get the dress in grey, rather than white, for fear over upstaging the bride.
And when Ian asked her what her son would think when he saw the dress, Lydia admitted he would probably say she’s gone ‘over the top’.
Despite that, Lydia decided to buy it anyway, saying: “It is not the typical mother of the groom dress, but I love it and I'm having it!”

Lydia decided to buy it anyway but in grey

Expressing their horror online, one person commented on Facebook: “It truly creeps me out when MOGs do this.”
Another person wrote: “If it were me, I’d make sure every guest had a glass of red wine or fruit punch in hand.
“How sad it would be if a friend accidentally spilled some!”
A third wrote: “Why are MOGs like this!! I’m scared to get married.”

People are outraged by her choice online

 

Someone else added: “Not only is this incredibly rude to the bride but that dress is hideous."
And someone else simple wrote "poor bride.”
This person said: “I would beat my future mother in law if she play with me like this.”
While somebody else thought: “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.”

“It will be a traditional Greek wedding with more than 200 guests.

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