Bride is slammed after moaning about "selfish" bridesmaid who got pregnant before the hen do
The word 'Bridezilla' exists for a very good reason. More often than not, in straight couples, men are less invested in the arrangement of the "happiest day of their lives" than women. In fact, when it comes to tying the knot, brides are encouraged to be as hands-on as possible to ensure that they not only look a million bucks, but that their guests all have a great time too.
So, depending on the length of engagement, brides have a lot to organize - from the all-important dress to who will and will not make the cut of being in their bridal party. Understandably, this can lead to a lot of stress and as their big day gets closer and closer, many brides have been known to flip out at the smallest of inconveniences (like a mixup at the florist).
That being said, even the most monstrous of bridezillas usually have a line, and after taking a hissy fit in the bathroom, think logically about the situation they're in and realize that nothing in life is perfect - or completely within their control.
One bride, however, recently crossed the Bridezilla line after she took to Reddit to complain that one of her bridesmaids had gotten pregnant - an act which could threaten how much alcohol is consumed at her bachelorette party (clearly, she's completely unaware of the fact that people have to give up alcohol for a lot of reasons - like when they're on a course of antibiotics).
"Long story short, I just found out that one of my bridesmaids will be 5-6 months pregnant on my wedding day," the bride wrote in the now-deleted post. "This bridesmaid was also planning my super secret bachelorette party that I know no details of, but I'm assuming involved drinking that will probably either be changed or canceled."
"Maybe I'm just thinking the worst here," she continued. "But personally, I think it's wrong to get pregnant when you're part of the bridal party and not tell the bride…"
Understandably, the internet went ham on the bride for being upset that her bridesmaid had chosen to get pregnant. After all, on what planet is it reasonable to expect someone to put their life on hold just because you're getting married?
"It's not wrong to get pregnant if you're going to be in a bridal party," wrote one Redditor. "You can't ask someone to put their life on hold for your wedding. You are being selfish. As for your bachelorette party… that just means she won't be able to drink. I'm sure you can still have the party you want."
Another wrote: "Very selfish. I will be a bridesmaid this coming summer and one of my fellow bridesmaids is pregnant and is due just a few weeks after the wedding."
"The bride is nothing but happy for her," this Redditor continued. "Even making sure she will have a chair for her to sit in during the ceremony just in case she needs a rest. Your friend is there for you and supporting you. You need to be there for her too."
A Redditor also pointed out that the bridesmaid may have chosen not to tell the bride that she had fallen pregnant because of the considerably higher risk of a woman miscarrying during her first trimester.
One thing's for sure - the virality of the now-deleted thread will definitely deter any other bridezilla's from publically voicing such unreasonable expectations!
We can only hope that the original poster realized how unreasonable she was being and never expressed her upset to her friend. Sure, it's her big day, but a real friend would be happy that they both have something to celebrate.