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Wedding guest denied alcohol, realizes they were invited under 'false pretenses.'

Wedding guest denied alcohol, realizes they were invited under 'false pretenses.'


One of the perks of being a wedding guest is hitting up the open bar and letting loose on the dance floor, but what happens when you discover that you've been lured to the wedding for an unpaid job?

Drinking responsibly and being a safe driver is imperative, but is one Moscow Mule over the course of many hours a serious danger? When an angry wedding guest decided to vent to the deliciously petty group, 'Wedding Shaming,' about the drama of their niece's wedding, people were quick to pile on.

Invited to my niece's wedding under false pretenses...

Drove over 600 miles to attend my niece's rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, wedding, reception. (Thought it odd that I was invited to the rehearsal/dinner. Then I found out why).

Was told by my sister (the mother of the bride) 'somebody has to drive mom' the apx 70 miles from her place to the rehearsal - and back. I ignore the warning signs. Of course, mom will only ride in her vehicle. Whatever, no worries - & no issues Friday.

Now comes Saturday - wedding day. Mom is supposed to ride with my other sister and her husband. I am driving by myself in MY vehicle to the wedding - then staying at a relative's close by. Or at least I thought I was.

I get a phone call that my sister and her husband, (who were going to give mom a ride), had to take off early - and mom didn't want to leave early. That left me to drive mom - (and of course, mom will only ride in her vehicle).

No problem, I was assured. My sister would drive mom back. A ride back to my car was set up for Sunday morning. Wedding goes off without a hitch. Fantastic. 10 minutes into the reception, I order a Moscow Mule. Mom absolutely blows up and gets in my face.

'You will NOT consume ANY alcohol - PERIOD!! You are NOT drinking before driving me back home. You are here for 1 reason and 1 reason only, to drive me back home'. I am then confronted by the rest of my family that I should not be drinking before driving mom home.

As the 3rd song starts to play, mom announces she is ready to leave. I look at my sister and brother in law. They tell me they are having a good time and to just take mom home - as I am 'the oldest' and don't really need to stay for the reception. I knew I had been played. 600 miles for this crap.

At that point I did indeed leave. With no goodbyes. And not a word to my mother on the way back. Got her home, parked her car, got in my car, and left. Have not answered/returned calls from any of my family since - and have no intention of doing so.

This is definitely a rude surprise, but is it worth cutting off family members? Here's what the judgmental jury of internet strangers had to say:

Remdog58 said:

Yeah. You got played. Good for you on keeping your cool in public and not escalating a bad situation you got worked into. You really handled it well.

Littleballoffur22 said:

Damn. Good for you for now ignoring them all. What a crappy family you have. Now you know better in the future to refuse any invitations. Your mom sounds….horrid.

Justanobserver2life said:

I probably would have taken a shot. Or two. Whoops--now I can't drive for a while. Call Mom an Uber.

Ill-Contribution5119 said:

Totally would have chugged my drink. While making eye contact.

Note: if you're driving any family member to a wedding, triple-confirm that you won't be driving back too. Good luck, everyone!

Sources: Reddit
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