If a good friend of yours chooses you as a bridesmaid, it can be such a heady feeling.
It is a mixture of gratitude and excitement for being chosen to play such a pivotal role on a special day and getting the chance to play dress up while hanging out with a bunch of other girlfriends.
On the other hand, it is also a very stressful job. First of all, you have to be a source of emotional support for the bride and volunteer your time or skills in some way, such as picking out the dresses, decorations, etc.
Another problematic aspect of the job is that you have to pay for a number of things. We are talking about your dress, shoes and other accessories.
Also, you might have to get the couple (or at least the bride) a wedding present.
With all these burdens, one bridesmaid has had a very unusual experience.
A bride took to Reddit a couple of weeks ago to ask if she was at fault for thinking that her bridesmaid owes her for “upstaging and ruining a $30k+ wedding.”
The anonymous bride went on to explain how a pregnant bridesmaid, named Anna, showed up at her ceremony with a huge baby bump despite having got married only four months earlier.
The enraged writer explained that, in her husband’s culture, being in one’s 20s and pregnant is still seen as teenage pregnancy, even if one is married.
Hence, all eyes were on Anna. The bride also mentioned that Anna has an engaging personality and that her husband is quite attractive.
“All anyone spoke about or of was Anna's pregnancy and her attractive husband. Even in the line, people were asking about that "electric woman" and of her pregnancy/marriage/life. When they got up to dance, all eyes were on them.”
She concluded her post by saying that she wasn’t a bridezilla, but that she believed Anna’s actions were not just a coincidence.
She was hurt about the whole occurrence because she had spent about three years planning the perfect wedding only for Anna to reap the benefits.
“I honestly feel like Anna owes me a wedding and did all of this as revenge for me offending her years ago. Am I wrong?”
Many commented that the bride was unreasonable and there was no way someone who was hugely pregnant could have hidden her pregnancy.
What do you think? Did the bridesmaid deliberately overshadow the bride or is this bride mean?
Whatever be the case, we believe that the lines of communication between bride and bridesmaid should always be open so as to avoid situations like this.
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