One of the unwritten rules of weddings is that none of the guests should wear white, for fear of upstaging the bride.

It explains why an Australian woman was mortified to learn that her mother was wearing a white bridal dress on her wedding day.

Businesswoman Jane Lu revisited the memory of her wedding day by sharing her reaction over her mother’s outfit choice in a video on TikTok.

Lu showed off her wedding dress to the camera before unzipping a dry-cleaning bag to reveal her mother’s gown.

“It’s more bridal than mine!” she said.

Lu’s friends joked about her mum “renewing the vows”.

A montage of Lu’s mother in her dress followed with the caption: “My dress was quite simple… Hers looks way more bridal than mine!”


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The video has received more than 700 comments, with some commenting that she looked like a guest at her own wedding.

“I would've made my mum go and buy a different dress that second,” one wrote.

But others celebrated her mother’s fashion choice.

“I would want my mum to look prettier than me at my wedding,” one commented.

Lu tied the knot with her partner James Waldie in early October last year. The fashion CEO was wearing a $299.95 satin dress from her own brand Showpo.

This article originally appeared on Over60.