The number one rule of weddings is: it’s all about the bride.
The number two rule of weddings: it’s all about the bride.
The number three rule of weddings is: it’s all about the bride.
So when a member of the bridal party upstages the bride at her wedding, there should be hell to pay. But just how far should the newlyweds go to take vengeance on the narcissists who ruined their wedding? This was the question posed to Slate’s “Dear Prudence.”
Q. My husband’s best friend proposed to his girlfriend during our wedding ceremony:
Yep. The best man, who was also the officiant, took a moment to propose to his girlfriend while the bride walked down the aisle.
My husband and I started dating, got pregnant, had a child, moved in together, bought a house, and got a dog in that order. Our friends and family have asked us for years why we weren’t married yet. We always pushed it off to build better lives. We’ve done really well for ourselves and finally reached a point where we could afford a huge blowout wedding to celebrate our lives with everyone we know and love.
My husband’s best friend, “John,” was the best man/officiant. The setting was beautiful, everyone seemed happy, our families were overjoyed. My mom may have used the phrase hallelujah a few dozen times. The entire atmosphere felt moving. So moving in fact that John stopped midceremony to propose to his longtime girlfriend, “Jane,” and reveal her pregnancy. I couldn’t even hear the vows my husband wrote or the rest of the ceremony over the noise of Jane’s happy sobs, her very surprised family who were also guests, and people seated nearby congratulating her.