Bride upset after mother-in-law posts wedding pics on Facebook without the newlywed's permission

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  • A bride got upset that her mother-in-law shared 50 wedding pictures on Facebook without asking for permission.
  • The newlyweds wanted to be the first to post on social media about their special day.
  • The mother-in-law thought the newly wed had no reason to be upset and refused to delete the post until her son got involved and asked her to do it. 


After three months of waiting in anticipation, anxious about how her wedding photos turned out, a bride got upset that her mother-in-law shared them on Facebook without her consent. 

She had plans of her own. "Once I received them, I asked my parents if they wanted to get together to have a viewing. We did, but there were so many, and it had gotten late, we all agreed to get together and finish viewing another day. Probably 1k [1 000] photos," she wrote in a Facebook post. 

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Days later, she got the shock of her life while scrolling through Facebook. "My mother had just made multiple posts of my photos, including many [others] my husband and I haven't even seen yet. She posted close to 50 photos that covered the wedding from beginning to end," she shared.

The bride started crying immediately after seeing this. She hoped to finish seeing them with her husband for the first time and only then post about their special day. 

"I cried and thought about it and decided it hurt me enough to ask her to take them down. She at first refused, saying I was ridiculous, and finally, my husband heard me crying and got upset himself and asked her to please take them down. She finally did but stated I had 'ruined her fun' and had no reason to have felt upset," says the bride who also wondered if the mother-in-law she out of line or if the she (the bride) was overreacting. 

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Facebook users were on the fence on this one.

Others thought the mother-in-law was inappropriate while some thought she was not.

"Her intention was right but her action was wrong. I’m proud of your husband for enforcing your boundary. One of the joys we as young people have is carefully curating our posts that share the most awesome and intimate moments of our lives and we cannot let people take our joys, even our own mothers," said one facebooker.

Another seemed to think the bride was causing trouble for no reason. 

"I’d eye roll at my mum but I wouldn’t want to upset her and make her remove them as she’s clearly shared them to her social media friends because she is so proud of her beautiful daughter. People care too much these days about what people on social media think."

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