A bridezilla has come under fire for shunning a close friend from her wedding because of her slim figure.
The anonymous woman, 27, who is believed to be from the US, revealed on revealed Reddit’s I Am The A******? that she decided not to invite her “beautiful” friend or make her a bridesmaid for fear of being shadowed.
She added that her friend would expect her to be asked to be a bridesmaid because of their long history, but would “mess up” the photos because she is so much slimmer than the rest of the wedding party.
Her friend has no connections to the bride’s fiancé or other members of the wedding party, but hopes she won’t find out about the big day was dashed when she started dating one of the other bridesmaids.
After the story resurfaced on the That’s it, I’m Wedding Shaming On the Facebook group, the ‘insecure’ bride-to-be was criticized for embarrassing her friend for being slim.
A bride was cheated online after admitting she didn’t invite a close friend to her wedding and make her a bridesmaid for allegedly overshadowing her in the photo (stock image)
The bride explained in her post that she will be getting married in July in a themed ceremony that she has planned extensively.
She started her post by saying that she has always struggled with her weight, and that many other close friends who attend the wedding have too.
She said that while preparing the invitations to her wedding, she decided to avoid her childhood good friend, who would expect to be a bridesmaid and would be “offended” if asked only as a guest.
“The reason I didn’t invite her is because she’s incredibly skinny by nature and in very good shape,” she said, adding that her friend is “beautiful too,” she explained.
The bride said her slimmer friend was ‘gorgeous’ and would ‘mess up’ her wedding photos in the Reddit post
She went on to say that her boyfriend gets all the male attention when they go out together.
‘The other bridesmaids and I are on the rounder/heavier side, and since they’re all wearing the same dress, she’d ruin the photos (which I’ll keep as memories for a lifetime!) by making us all look obese by comparison the bride explained.
She added that she believes it’s fair not to want to be in the shadows on her big day, and said she had hoped to keep the marriage a secret from her boyfriend, who has now found out because she’s dating one of the other bridesmaids goes out.
People called out the bride because she was insecure and said she wasn’t a good friend to her bridesmaid or her childhood friend
“The bridesmaid didn’t realize I hadn’t invited my girlfriend and called me to say I’m a *** because I projected my insecurities onto her.”
The bride said she felt she had the right not to invite her friend because she didn’t want to be “overshadowed.”
Online, however, people felt different and called the bride insecure and selfish.
“Tell me you’re jealous of your ‘boyfriend’, without telling me you’re jealous of your ‘friend,'” someone said.
“Bride just needs to stop calling that girl her boyfriend. Stop the charade,” wrote another.
“She basically just called her entire bridal party ugly,” said one.
‘Not even inviting her as a guest is such an AH action. She should have stopped pretending to be her friend a while ago,” someone said.
“This group should start a GoFundMe for the therapy of these brides. F****** hell,’ another wrote.
“Imagine discovering that you were chosen to be a bridesmaid because the bride thinks she is more beautiful than you and will make your hair look good,” said another.
“I can’t even comprehend what was going through this woman’s mind: ‘I thought we could keep it a secret that I was getting married!’ What,’ said one.
“I mean… She’s the one getting married. She scored the husband. How much more male attention does she want? (that’s her point when she’s out with that boyfriend),’ one wrote.
“The bride seems to think that if the friend is invited but doesn’t become a bridesmaid, she’ll be offended, so her solution is to just…don’t invite her, or even tell her she’s getting married?! I’d be okay with not even being a close friend’s bridesmaid, but not being invited to or even being informed about a close friend’s wedding would be SO hurtful and I’d probably decide that the friendship is over at that point. both of us passed,’ another said.