So, when a conflicted bride decided to consult the delightfully judgmental Reddit group, 'Wedding Shaming,' about her cousin's evil plot to steal the spotlight at her wedding, people were eager to shame and celebrate.
So my husband and my cousin hooked up before I met him 8 years ago. They met at a party and they hooked up that night but he wasn’t interested in anything more so he told her it’s not gonna happen.
A couple of months later I met him and we started dating. A year later we made it official. My cousin recognized him from that night and demanded that I would break up with him because it was gross.
And honestly I did think it was gross at first, but the damage was already done. I was in love with him so I basically chose him. She was one of my closest friends and while we get along okay now we’re not as close as we used to be because she thinks I’m gross.
I got married a few weeks ago. And the months leading to my wedding my cousin made it clear that she’s gonna wear a red dress. A red dress means that she’s slept with the groom...
At first I thought she was joking but no. I asked her not to do it because I didn’t want gossip in my wedding and a reminder that “I’m gross” but she said that it was the truth. I asked mom what would happen if I didn’t invite my cousin and she said it would mean a lot of drama with the family. A war.
So I simply asked my sisters, my closest friends and my 3 bridesmaids to wear red. I asked everyone to keep it a secret because honestly, I didn’t want my cousin to have time to find another way to make drama. All and all about 17 girls and many of their SO also had different shades of red.
The girls were stunningly beautiful and their SO’s very handsome. My cousin was shocked and livid because she thought she would be the only one wearing red. She sulked the whole ceremony and left early.
Today I got an email from my aunt that I’m a b*%ch for hurting my cousin by first stealing her man and now being petty on my wedding day? I don’t agree. I’m happy nobody ruined my wedding and I’m thankful for my girls who rose up to the occasion.
What was she hoping to achieve by telling everyone at the wedding that she has a few magical evenings with a man who ultimately didn't choose her? Of course, the jury of internet strangers was eager to chime in on this satisfying tale of a diverted wedding diaster. Here's what people had to say:
She was being petty and you outplayed her. Respect. Also 'stole her man?' She got rejected, the dude wasn't hers in the first damn place.
Good for you. Imagine being upset your plans to ruin someone else's big day got ruined smh.
The hilarious irony at your aunt calling you petty on your own wedding day. Was it not your cousin being petty in the first place that caused the whole 'incident'? You handled it perfectly. Congrats on your marriage!