We’re in peak wedding season, meaning we’re tantalisingly close to reaching peak wedding drama.
There have been some strong contenders in this field.
There was the bride who ruined her £12k dress after her diet shakes played havoc with her gut, a woman was dubbed “worst bride ever” because of the vile email she sent and the couple whose “kissing menu” had people reaching for the sick bucket.
As ever, though, there’s more and the most recent wedding fiasco to capture people’s attention comes courtesy of a bride-to-be who refused to give up her dream wedding venue to her pregnant sister.
Now it’s all kicked off with her family, as she explains on Reddit .
“My fiancé and I have been together for 8 years and engaged for 3. I was doing my PhD program and was juggling planning the wedding,” she begins.
“My fiancé took much of that work, but it was perfect because our dream venue was booked for after my graduation.”
The only slot the couple could get at the “beautiful” venue was for this coming September. Then two things happen.
First, her sister gets engaged and starts to line up potential venues for the spring.
Then, at a family barbecue, her sister reveals she’s expecting. Cue, lots of joy and happiness with everyone excited for the couple.
Next, “My nan asked my sister if the wedding was still on the set date or if they were going to wait, because of the baby .
“She said no that she hoped to move it to September. No big deal. We don’t have many out of town guests, so they could attend to both weddings – no problem.
“Nan was happy and asked sister if she needed help planning such a short notice wedding .
My sister then turns around and said ‘ Thats what I wanted to talk to you about. I was really really hoping we could kinda like take your venue?
“I really can not stress myself too much with planning a wedding while going to maternity classes. And I think it is so beautiful! It would really mean a lot to me'” .
“It went silent. But everyone was looking at me expecting me to say ‘yes of course everything for my little sister!’ ”
The bride points out that her brother-in-law, who “everyone thinks is a great guy” is looking “very uncomfortable and told her that they had talked about this and that it was not okay to put me on the spot.”
“But my sister just said ‘Don’t be like that! My sister wants to do whats best for me so its no big deal right?’ I just said ‘well it kind of is. I don’t know . I have my heart really set on the venue.'”
“Cue the crying. She stormed off. Nan told me that I was being selfish because she needed the venue more than I did.
“I tried to defend myself and my mother said ‘you waited 3 years. Would it have killed you to wait a few more months? When has your sister ever asked you for something?'”
A few comments later and the bride and her fiancé decided to leave. But she found herself inundated with tearful calls from her sister, and her family are now threatening to not come to her wedding because she is being “too selfish” and her sister needs the venue more because of the stress of having a baby, apparently.
Heartbreakingly, she adds, “I love my family and I am in the dark with what to do.”
Everyone was pretty clear in the comments – it was the bride’s family who were/had the problem.
One person even drafted an email for her:
“Dear Mum, Dad, Sister, and Nana: We have spent 3 years planning this wedding, which is to happen in a few weeks.
We are not cancelling it or turning over our dream wedding for anyone. We’re sorry you feel entitled to spoil our plans. We hope that you will have a change of heart and be there to share our happiness. Love, Bride and Groom.”
Which is simple and straightforward, and doesn’t spend too much emotional energy.