Bride Rejects Sister as Bridesmaid for Not Having the 'Right Look'

Gillian Sisley

When does the pursuit of the ‘perfect wedding’ go too far?

A person's wedding day is a big deal. For most people, this is an event that is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and they want to make it as special as possible. Normally, what makes this sort of event special is having the people they love the most surrounding them and celebrating with them.

With that said, some brides have developed a reputation for caring more about the aesthetic of their wedding rather than the feelings of other people involved.

These realities were highlighted in a recent online post in which a bride refuses to let her sister be a bridesmaid in her wedding party, claiming that she doesn't have the 'right look' for the role.

When does the pursuit of the ‘perfect wedding’ go too far?

A Reddit post published on November 21st, reported on by Sophie Lloyd from Newsweek, has gone viral with 6,300 upvotes and close to 1,000 comments.

The author begins her post by explaining that her sister is going to be getting married soon, and a lot of drama has arisen from the situation. Firstly, the author was not included in her sister's wedding party, despite there being a maid of honor and 10 bridesmaids.

The author admits that she was initially 'hurt' when she wasn't asked to be a bridesmaid, even though she and her sister aren't 'best friends'. The author notes that she was recently maid of honor for her best friend, and went above and beyond to make things 'less stressful' and help out with the wedding planning, which is important later on in the story.

She also clarifies that her sister's maid of honor and 10 bridesmaids 'dropped the ball' when it came to the bridal shower and bachelorette party, upsetting the bride deeply. That was when the bride came to the author and asked her to ‘take over’ with helping out–ie. wedding planning and such—moving forward.

Should a bride have the right to plan her wedding in whatever way she wants?

When the bride asked her sister to 'take over' because her wedding party had ‘dropped the ball’, the author agreed, but only under the condition that she be included as a bridesmaid as well. The bride refused, claiming that her sister would ‘throw the numbers off’, while also adding that she didn't have 'the look' that the bride was trying to accomplish. The author was incredibly offended by this comment.

The author then said that was ‘fine’, but if her sister wanted her help she'd have to ‘pay for her time’. The bride didn’t like the sound of this either, and cried to their parents, who then shamed the author for 'ruining the bride's special day' by being 'selfish' and 'making it all about herself'.

What do you think? Were the author's requests to either be a bridesmaid or be paid for her time in exchange for helping out with the wedding valid? Or is she indeed being selfish and making everything about her, and she needs to just suck it up and help her sister without complaint?

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