A bride had her wedding dress all picked out and ready for the big day.
But then a rather big mix-up caused the dress to be buried with her grandmother.
The Sun reports how a woman named Kasia—who owns Chicago-based shop Kasia’s Bridal & Special Occasion Boutique—detailed this series of unfortunate events on her TikTok page.
“So this groom calls me today, frantic as hell, crying practically,” begins Kasia. “‘Can you help me, my bride bought her dress with you last year, I understand that she picked it up and she had it in her possession.’”
The storeowner continues to regale viewers with the story of how the groom requested a reorder of the dress. Kasia obliged, contacting the gown’s manufacturer who confirmed it was possible, but would take a few months.
When Kasia relayed this information to the groom, though, he broke down. He then handed the phone to his soon-to-be brother-in-law to explain what happened.
“Well, it’s an unfortunate situation,” told the brother of the bride to Kasia. “You see, the bride gave the dress to our mother to go ahead and store in safe keeping.
“And my mom did just that. She put it in her closet, and no one goes in there. Just my mom.”
While this seems like a rather generic move in storing a wedding dress, the trouble started when the bride’s grandmother passed away.
“So, grandpa was buried in his tuxedo. Grandma wanted to be buried in her wedding gown,” continued the brother. “Mom told me and my future brother-in-law to go get grandma’s wedding dress out of the closet. So we did. We didn’t know to get the box. We took the bag.”
And so the bride’s wedding gown was buried with her deceased grandmother, a closed casket funeral preventing anyone from knowing what had happened.
As of the writing of this report, the two men are still hectically trying to find a replacement dress, with Kasia helping them along the way.
Whether the bride herself is aware of the situation remains unknown.