Reading that I would fault MIL at least equally. She is picking the WP, including people who are opposed to being in the WP, but sitting back and.watching this,happen? If the bride didn't want to pay for a dress for a WP member that she never truly wanted, I actually that. What I don't get is why MIL wouldn't pony up. Or why MIL didn't make room for her at the rehearsal, ceremony, receiving line, etc. If it was just one thing she was left out of I could forgive MIL for not noticing but to be left out that many times and have MIL not notice when she insisted on your presence to begin with - I'd wonder what game she was playing.