Last month at his brother’s wedding, a man found himself facing an unexpected challenge. But instead of letting it ruin the special day, he decided to take matters into his own hands and give his mother a taste of her own medicine.

The groom’s brother shared his story on Reddit, where he was hailed as courageous for standing up to his mom. The couple had been together for seven years before deciding to tie the knot, and the man couldn’t be happier for them. He had nothing but praise for his sister-in-law and wanted to ensure that nothing spoiled their big day.

Unfortunately, things took a turn when the groom’s mother had a meltdown during the wedding planning. There were doubts about whether she would even make it to the ceremony. But on the wedding day, nobody could have predicted what would happen next.

As the groom walked down the aisle, he was shocked to see his mother wearing a ridiculously frilly white bridal dress. It was clear that she wanted all eyes on her, even on her son’s special day. The bride was understandably furious, but she didn’t want to give the mother-in-law the satisfaction of knowing she had upset them.

The real surprise came at the wedding reception. The groom’s brother, who knew his mother’s attention-seeking ways, hatched a plan. He filled his glass with red wine and approached his mom, pretending to trip and accidentally spilling the wine all over her pristine white dress. He put on a show, pretending to be apologetic while his mother fumed with anger.

This unexpected turn of events forced the mother to leave and change into the dress she was originally meant to wear. She missed the first half of the reception because of this, which upset her greatly. But to everyone else, including the Maid of Honor, it was clear that the brother deserved an Oscar for his performance.

Despite the fallout, the man felt no remorse for his actions. In fact, he found satisfaction in knowing that he had stood up to his mom and protected his brother’s special day. This was later confirmed when his new sister-in-law sent him a heartfelt card, thanking him for the “best wedding gift” he could have given them.

Although the incident strained their relationship, the man didn’t let it affect him. He knew that his mother had disrespected him at the wedding, but he couldn’t care less. Sometimes, it takes a little courage to teach someone a lesson, even if it means tripping them with a glass of red wine.