A bride-to-be was shamed by her pals after she bought a budget wedding dress from H&M.
Taking to Mumsnet, the woman revealed that she decided to choose a high street dress to keep down the cost of her wedding.
But when her friends caught wind, they mocked her for choosing a high street gown.
H&M sells wedding dresses from £56 to £200, the Mirror reports.
In her post, titled ‘To be surprised at reactions to wedding dress’, the bride-to-be who chose to remain anonymous, wrote: “Getting married next year and I had been somewhat dreading going into a shop to try on dresses.
“All the ones round here are little boutiques where everything costs an arm and a leg and you have an assistant with you the whole time.”
The woman went on to say that’d she’d found her dream dress by a complete fluke, and better still it was within her budget.
“Everyone agreed that the H&M dress was the one – it fitted really well and looked well made.
“Saw a photo of a lovely, fairly traditional dress from H&M of all places (they’re great but never knew they did properly formal dresses).
“Had a look at the site and it turned out the dress was on sale because it was pretty much sold out except in my short a*** size,” she explained.
So she ordered the dress, and it arrived she tried it on and showed her future mother-in-law what it looked like.
“I was so pleased and felt like it was sorted after that.
“But as others started to ask if I’d got a dress and where it was from, the reaction has been one of bemusement, really.
“I thought people would just say something vaguely positive and leave it there, but a number of good friends have asked if I’m definitely going to go with it, I’m not going to go to a ‘proper shop’ etc.”
The bride then asked Mumsnet users if she should stop telling people where she bought it: “Shall I take it that it’s hideous then and my judgement is way off?!
“Or shall I maybe just stop telling people where it’s from as that and the price seem to be promoting the reactions?”
But members reassured her about her decision, and hit out at her so-called ‘best friends’.
One wrote: “Oh that dress is lovely. Ignore everyone’s comments, you’ll look fab.”
Another said: “People are daft. It’s lovely. Congratulations and I hope you have a lovely time in it!”
A third added: “It’s absolutely gorgeous! And you will look utterly beautiful in it. Please don’t fret about where it came from! Wedding dress comments are usually borne of jealousy.
“Be proud in the fact that you will look stunning for a more modest amount that will leave you with more spending money for your honeymoon or much needed home essentials.”