My MIL has 2 boys & no daughters so I thought it would be a nice gesture to invite her wedding dress shopping.
She was very touched and we had a lovely day along with my mum and one of my bridesmaids. She took some pics but I made it crystal clear they weren't to be shown to people and she agreed.
OH's uncle and aunty have been to see us today and one of the first things his aunty said was "oh I love your dress, MIL showed me and you look lovely".
I was like "um, OK, she wasn't meant to show people - who else has she shown? Did she show OH's nan?". To which aunty admitted nan had also seen the pics, but then she clammed up so I don't know who else she's shown. Her partner had clearly also seen the pics so MIL has probably shown the whole family.
We are only having a quite small wedding and have included my in laws all the way along - I've made a point of it as they don't live locally. We've taken them for lunch twice at our venue, and asked their opinions on lots of things. They aren't financially contributing but it just seemed the nice thing to do.
I'm so disappointed as now it seems about 30% of our guests have already seen my dress with just over a year to go. I know it doesn't really matter and it's a massive first world problem but truthfully, I am pissed off.
She is lovely and probably just got overexcited so I won't bother saying anything, but it's really taken the shine off my dress for me ☹