A woman booked the same wedding venue as her sister to get married a few weeks ago, but social media users are on her side.
Your wedding is the one day that’s guaranteed to be all about you – but as the event approaches, there will almost certainly be some tricky family politics issues playing out in the background.
But while seating plan and speeches are the biggest concerns for most brides-to-be, one woman found herself very uncomfortable with her sister, The sun reports.
Posting on Reddit’s Am I The A****** forum, the woman explained how she booked to have her special day at the same location as her sister’s upcoming wedding.
And to make matters worse, she does it a month before her brother.
Providing context to their family dynamic, she wrote, “My sister and I don’t get along.
“I can be honest and admit that she’s a lot prettier than me, and that’s something she’s never let me forget.
“Both of my parents are pretty superficial and they always gave her their best and put her first (i.e. if we both had a school event at the same time, they would both go to the his). It left me quite bitter and estranged from my family.
Recently, the woman’s partner of five years popped the question – and soon after, her sister got engaged too.
At first, the bride-to-be said she didn’t mind that much and that it was more of a “nuisance” than anything.
However, her brother then went to book the wedding venue that she would dream of getting married all her life.
She continued, “I know it sounds so boring and cheesy, but I really cared about this place.
“It was sentimental for me (my grandparents got married there), and I talked about wanting to get married there since high school when I was just dreaming.”
When she went to her parents for advice, the bride-to-be claims she was told to stop being ‘petty’ – which later prompted her to book the venue herself.
She said: ‘I ended up booking the same venue a month before my sister’s wedding.
“I checked with the venue and there is no way for my sister to bring the wedding forward (they are sold out) and if she changes venue she will lose her deposit.”
Unsurprisingly, this caused absolute chaos in the family – which later led to the woman blocking her sister’s calls.
“My mum said the least I could do was try to work it out with my sister, especially at such an important event,” the bride wrote. “I said no, but my mum said I was a ****** for not even trying to listen to her and for being so stubborn and petty.
“My sister flat out told my cousin she didn’t care about the venue and booked it because it was convenient. But suddenly, when I want to get married there too, does it “mean the world to her”? I do not think so.”
However, after hearing that her sister was “really upset” with her cousins, the woman now wonders if she did the right thing.
Needless to say, the dilemma sparked fierce debate on the forum – but the overwhelming majority sided with the woman.
One replied, “You were going to book this wedding venue anyway. Of course, you booked the first date out of spite, but I find it hard to believe your sister wasn’t doing the same.
Another added: “You got engaged first, you had talked about getting married there so she knew you wanted it and try to call her first.
“You try to save your dream wedding as best you can.”
Meanwhile, a third said: ‘Your sister and mother are bigger than you, but seriously, is that how you want to remember your wedding? Do you really want to drag your future husband, his family, your friends into this mess? »
This article originally appeared on The sun and has been reproduced with permission
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