Bride who broke up with cheating fiancé asked to let her engaged sister take over wedding plans

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Weddings require a lot of money, thought, and effort. You don’t expect all of it to go right; however, you do expect your family’s support when things go south.

A Reddit user took to the platform to express her disappointment at her sister wanting to take over the wedding she just cancelled because her partner cheated on her two weeks before they tied the knot.

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The anonymous bride had planned a small intimate wedding and paid for 60% of the wedding, and her parents paid for 40%. She and her ex-fiancé had agreed that she would pay for the wedding while he covered the honeymoon.

“My ex left me to deal with cancelling the wedding as his money wasn't involved, and I turned to my mother and sister for help because I didn't have the mental or emotional capacity to call vendors and venues and whatever else and cancel everything,” shared the bride.

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The bride’s sister is also engaged, so her mother and her sister asked the bride if she wouldn’t mind if her sister took over her wedding.

“Every part of it, from the venue to the cake, and everything in between. The sole difference will be the wedding dress, and even then, she's said if she can't buy off the rack, she might have to get mine tailored to fit her instead,” the bride explains.

Without getting a go-ahead from the bride, the sister informed her family and her fiancé of the wedding and the date and only told the sister on a few days later that she would be taking over the wedding plans.

Upset by this, the bride cancelled everything and got back her refund although it was less than what she expected.

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Her sister was planning to pay her back half of the 60% she paid, however, in a monthly installments over ten months.

Redditors expressed sympathy for the bride with one saying, “So freaking insensitive of all of them as a family to even think that this would be a good idea! Calling off a wedding is soul-crushing!”

Another user offered a much more savage suggestion, “You are a lot nicer than me, I would just ignore everyone's texts, cancel what I could, and let them all assume for some psychotic reason that the wedding I paid for was going to happen.”

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We asked a couple of women to share their thoughts on this situation, and here’s what they had to say:

I wouldn’t mind if she could only change a few details, so I don’t feel like I’m attending what was meant to be my wedding.

I wouldn’t mind my sister taking over the wedding as long as she gives me half of her wedding gifts.
I wouldn’t mind, giving the wedding to my sister only if she gets her own dress.

Would you allow your sister to take over your wedding? Tell us here.

Sources: Reddit

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