Even if you're not superstitious, wedding dresses obviously carry a great deal of sentimental value in addition to their often ridiculously high price tags. The standard design usually features an ankle-length skirt that require a lot of fabric, a beaded bodice with great detail, and wedding dresses usually need to be extensively tailored to fit brides perfectly. Even though they're only worn for a few hours, bridal gowns can often be major source of wedding stress.
That, combined with curious, risk-taking teenagers and the moral conundrums of parenting make this "Am I the As*hole" story on Reddit particularly intriguing. So, when a young dad consulted the moral court of the internet to seek opinions on whether or not he was right to punish his teenage daughter for destroying his sister's wedding gown, people were there to help.
Ex(31) and I(m32) had C, (F16) way too young. We're friendly co-parents. One big rule we share is if our daughter breaks something, she pays for it.
Now, sis (27) and I are the only grandkids. Aunt never married. Instead, she worked with Gma and Gpa at their store, and took it over when they retired.
Sis's girlfriend (29) proposed last year. Gpa offered to make FSIL a custom suit, which she was over the moon about. Gma had me ask Sis what her dream dress was and record the convo. Sis, thinking it was just between us, told me in great detail what her dream dress was, though said it was way too expensive, so she would get something much cheaper.
Well, a few months later Gma surprised Sis with her dream wedding dress. It fit perfectly and everyone cried.