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Want a life survival skill? Never mess with a bride on or near her wedding day.

People thought there would be a whole lotta drama on Amy Pennza’s wedding day because of a major faux pas made by her mother-in-law. But the entire story needed to be told, which is exactly what Pennza did on Twitter.

But then, Pennza took the time to explain the whole story behind her mother-in-law and the dress.

Pennza had no idea what her mother-in-law was going to wear and she didn’t even bother to ask.

And then…the reveal…

Pennza said most of the day is a blur but she does remember saying to her MIL, “You… You could be the bride…”

She added that the wedding unfolded “without bloodshed, or anyone being shoved into the Champagne fountain.”

Then Pennza went on to explain the reason behind her MIL wearing the white dress that day.

Pennza said that her MIL grew up in extreme poverty and that it has affected the way she saves and spends money to this day. Pennza doesn’t view her as “hard. Or cruel. Or selfish.”

Pennza said, “When you grow up with nothing, it stays with you. Forever, I think. No matter how much money you earn, there’s always that little fear in the back of your mind that someone might take it all away.” She added, “She’s a bargain hunter to the bone. Her money saving strategies are legend—and often hilarious. At family gatherings, we amuse ourselves telling stories of crazy shit she’s done to save money.”

So there you have it. What seems like a major insult to some people is reasonable to other people. You just never know what someone has been through or why they do the things they do until you get the full story.

So don’t jump to conclusions about anything, okay folks?