17 Types of Mothers-in-Law (in GIFs)
Moms—you've gotta love 'em. But what about your fiancé's mother? Like meeting anyone for the first time, meeting the in-laws can be a gamble—you never know who you're going to get. But unlike other new acquaintances, you're hitched to these soon-to-be family members for life. Meet the many potential faces of your mother-in-law. Anyone look familiar?
1. The Silent Judge
Best of luck at your dress fitting with these eyes looking you up and down.
2. The Sweetie Pie
One can only hope.
3. The Weeping Willow
There's no time for joy. Every step toward the altar is another reminder that her baby is leaving her forever.
4. The Insanely Excitable
(Key word: insane.) She loves surprises!
5. The Spotlight Stealer
Don't worry, she's already decided to wear white to the wedding because it's her best color, of course.
6. The Control Freak
And you thought this was
7. The Control Freak in Denial
Someone changed the menu behind your back? How awful! Wonder who it was...
8. The Skeptic
She gives it a year.
9. The Omniscient Observer
She looks sweet, but don't try to pull a fast one on her—she's got eyes and ears everywhere.
10. The Ultra Conservative
You won't be sharing a bed under her roof before the wedding!
11. The Queen of the Night
Forget the seating chart, she's wondering where you'll set up the open bar and dance floor.
12. The Eager Grandma-to-Be
It's just one tiny, life-altering decision—what's taking you so long?!
13. The Traditionalist
You want your recessional to be to a Beyoncé song? Over her dead body.
14. The Drama Queen
15. The Motivator
With her on your team, you've totally got this.
16. The Fashionista
Meet your new style icon (where has she been all your life?). Definitely bring her dress shopping.
17. The New Best Friend
Dang—her selfie game is on point. Welcome to the family.