The reasons weddings exist is to celebrate love and partnership, but the hype around them and politics of picking a wedding party can bring out the absolute worst in people. A lot has been written about entitled Bridezillas, but another creature exists within a bride's orbit: the entitled wannabe bridesmaid.
A bride posted on "Am I The A**hole?" about her obnoxious friend who won't stop pestering her about being in the wedding party, and the behavior makes the bride not want to invite her to the wedding at all.
I (27F) am getting married next summer. Let’s call my friend (28F) “Emily”.
Emily and I were very close in high school. I considered her one of my best friends. When we started college, (she moved over 8 hours away for school), our friendship became more distant. We had totally different lives and friendships and we were changing so much. It happens.
Fast forward a few years - Emily and I talk MAYBE once a month. When she comes back to the state to visit family/friends she’s closer with we try to make time to have brunch together and catch up.