- A bride-to-be has shared that a cousin she's never met asked to have her child's birthday party included as part of the wedding.
- The cousin felt that since the wedding is not at a venue, and at the bride's home instead, the request was not unreasonable.
- The bride-to-be firmly declined and blocked the cousin from being able to contact her ever again.
Family members are meant to celebrate your special day and do their best to ensure it goes as smoothly as possible. Some contribute financially, and others emotionally.
Unfortunately for one bride, her cousin, who she had never met, made an awkward request. She wanted to combine her child's birthday party with the wedding since the birthday was a few days earlier. But the bride refused.
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Taking to Reddit, a bride-to-be getting married in an intimate ceremony in a couple of months said, "It's a small wedding in my house with just 28 people, including my fiancé and me."
A week prior, she invited her family, and everything went well, besides having her grandparents saying they won't be able to make it due to health reasons.
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However, one of the bride's aunts (her uncle's wife) has a niece who made an awkward request.
The bride explained, "Yesterday, I received a WhatsApp message from a phone number that I didn't know. It was my aunt's niece from her part of the family, who I have never met. Turns out that her kid's four-year-old's birthday is three days before my wedding."
The niece, who is a cousin to the bride by marriage, thought it would be a good idea to join her wedding and celebrate the birthday. "She said because it's the family and it's not in a church or pretty place anyways, so it's a great idea. She also said we should invite her family and the kid's school friends," said the bride.
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The bride refused and then blocked her. "I was expecting my aunt to call me furious, but she apologised and said she had no idea. She thought her niece only wanted to congratulate me, and that's why she gave her my number after telling her the news. Also, she told me not to worry because her niece called her to say how horrible I am, but she scolded her," shared the bride.
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Users of the platform came out in support of the bride and congratulated her for standing her ground, with one saying, "I'm not sure what I just read. How on earth did she think it was okay to contact someone she's never met and ask to have her kid's party at the person's wedding while putting it down? I need to get myself some of that audacity."
Another pointed out the entitlement the niece displayed and said, "She actually said, 'It's not like it's a pretty place'? Can you imagine saying that about someone's home? It could be a hoarder's crack den, and I still wouldn't say that. She says that and then wants to bring a ton of extra guests. Strangers! The entitlement is legendary."