Last month, Heidi Withers received an email from her future mother-in-law, Carolyn Bourne, full of nasty criticism of her lack of etiquette. Bourne talked about her future daughter-in-law's awful table manners, lazy sleeping habits and the fact that she didn't give her a "thank you" card for her stay.
"When you are a guest in another's house, you do not declare what you will and will not eat - unless you are positively allergic to something. You do not remark that you do not have enough food. You do not start before everyone else," Bourne told Withers. "You do not take additional helpings without being invited to by your host... When a guest in another's house, you do not lie in bed until late morning in households that rise early - you fall in line with house norms."
Neither Bourne or her son (the bridegroom) would comment on the matter, says the Guardian.