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Weddings are all about the bride and groom and celebrating their love. But some people don't understand this. They try to leverage the gathering and steal the couple's thunder by making the day about themselves.
How should you deal with such people?
A Reddit user shared online how she got her brother to stop from proposing to his girlfriend on the author's wedding day. But now, his brother is ignoring him, making the author wonder whether he was wrong.
"Do you have the audacity to do that?"
The author, a 27-year-old woman, shared that her little brother (24) planned to propose to his girlfriend, Sara, during the author's wedding reception. Luckily, she was swift and came up with an idea to prevent it. She wrote:
"My brother didn't know that Sara, who is one of my best friends, had already told me that she was pregnant. My brother is a youth pastor at our church. Sara is the choir director. Everyone looks up to them. I told him that if he had the audacity to try and include himself in my day, the response to his speech would be me toasting his new baby. He was furious that I knew about it. And that I would leverage it against him. Our fight got loud enough that our mom came in to break it up. I kept my mouth shut despite wanting to blab right there and then."
Weddings can be easily ruined and, therefore, need to be well planned. Here, the author's brother's proposal would have taken the attention away from the couple and their "wedding day". In fact, the Budget Savvy Bride thinks it's one of the top ways to ruin a wedding! But the author's brother didn't understand this.
The author wrote:
"Sara thanked me for my discretion and convincing my brother not to try and horn in on my day. We all had dinner with my mom last night, and my brother is still salty about the situation though. When I spoke with him to congratulate him on his engagement, he said I was petty to keep him and Sara from having a moment in the sun. I said that there were a thousand more appropriate places for him to propose and that he chose well."
What do you think? Should the author have let her brother and his girlfriend enjoy the attention on her wedding day? Or was her brother wrong to have thought of proposing to his girlfriend during another wedding?