‘My mother-in-law wore a wedding dress to MY wedding. I didn’t even think to ask what she planned to wear.’: Woman shares touching backstory behind mother’s ‘frugal’ wedding attire

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When it comes to living out your wedding day, there are a million and one things that can go wrong. You can trip when strutting your stuff down the aisle. Maybe you spill a smidge of sauce on your pristine champagne gown minutes before go time. Or perhaps you lose that little white slip of paper that just so conveniently happens to be your vows (and now you’re stuck winging it from the heart in front of dozens upon dozens of close family and friends).

Just when we thought we’d heard it all, Amy Pennza, former lawyer and soldier turned romance author, took to Twitter to share her own wedding horror story. In a tweet accompanied by a photo of Pennza looking utterly puzzled before her husband’s mother, she writes, “My mother-in-law wore a wedding dress to my wedding. So, yeah, top that one, Twitter.”

The tweet came in response to talk show host Jimmy Fallon’s request for his followers to share their biggest wedding fails using the online hashtag #WeddingFail.

In a matter of minutes, Twitter was SHOCKED and quick to jump to her defense.

Meanwhile, the tweet left countless others scratching their heads and yearning for more details.

As it turns out, there’s more to the story than meets the eye. And it’s not what you think. But first, Pennza chimed in to clear the air and rule out the numerous brawl predictions.

She then transported us back in time to that fateful morning.

While she was stunned as well, and understandably so, she went on to explain more about her mother-in-law’s “frugal” nature.

If you’re wondering what this has to do with the double wedding gown situation, strap yourself in and keep reading. It’s a touching one.

In addition to being “frugal”, Pennza also explains what a huge sweetheart she is.

So, what’s this got to do with that old wedding dress anyway?

After the photo received a lot of attention, she expressed concerns about hurting her mother-in-law’s feelings by posting the photo. To her surprise, this is how she responded:

In the aftermath of it all, Pennza had this to say:

We’re glad the two women made light of this sticky situation. And, needless to say, this photo will go down in wedding history.

Courtesy of Amy Pennza

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