weddings

This bridezilla went viral for the worst reason

By Stephanie Nuzzo August 4, 2017
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How would you respond?

Weddings can be stressful. That’s just a fact. There are tonnes of elements to organise and quite often, budgets get blown in the process. All the pressure of trying to organise the “perfect” event can drive you a little mad and, at times, to get a little Bridezilla-like. 

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This story, however, just reaches another level. One bride made headlines recently for asking her closest friends to bid for the chance to win a place in her bridal party. Yes. She held an actual auction and asked for real money. 

Needless to say, the move didn’t sit well with many people, eventually driving her very own sister to take to Reddit and criticise the decision.

The post, titled ‘My self-absorbed sister is holding an "auction" for all her potential bridesmaids to compete in for a place in her wedding’ detailed the circumstances surrounding the unusual choice and called out the bride for her superficial ways.

She called her sister a "very immature, high-maintenance person" and explained that “she still hasn't chosen her bridesmaids. Instead, she has sent out dozens of…invitations, to various girls. It's an invite to attend and participate in a ‘bidding auction on the six spots in her bridal party.'"

"Whichever six of all these chicks bid the most will be the bridesmaids. There's also an auction for being her maid of honor," Marie Claire reports the woman wrote. 

"My sister is kind of shallow (bet you'd never have guessed, right?) and mainly only associates with rich people, or more accurately people with rich families since none of these young 20s girls have ever held a job in their life unless it's at their parents' investment firm. So most of the people she sent these to have the money for this kind of thing. But I know she also sent a few to older friends of hers, like from high school or earlier, who she's not only lost touch with as they got older but also were from lower income backgrounds. She has no awareness about how inappropriate it is in many ways.

The post (which has now been removed) received a wave of responses. Fellow Reddit users called the bride “a nutter” and “manipulative”

Allegedly, the sister was so upset by the act that she decided not to attend the wedding at all. 

Oh, and if you’re wondering where the money from this auction is going, apparently it will be used to fund the wedding and the honeymoon. 

Crazy, right?

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