Figuring out what to wear, deciding on the gift and making time on your schedule to attend a wedding can become frustrating for any wedding guest.
However, if there is a rule you should remember when attending a wedding it is never to upstage the bride - ever.
As the bride, what happens when your wedding guests arrive looking so stunning that you start feeling like it is not your wedding anymore? Do you chase them away, ask them to change or simply continue with the wedding?
We take a look at four brides who had to go through this frustrating situation this year so far:
Bride 1 – The sister of the bride
This bride didn't take it too kindly when her sister, who was her maid of honour, gave her speech at her wedding. During her speech, she brought up her depression and how the groom had supported her through it.
The bride was upset and speaking of her frustration on Reddit she said, "Not only that, but the entire speech was about her. At MY wedding. Ninety percent of the guests congratulated her afterwards and talked about how “strong” she was. Nobody was paying attention to me, at my own wedding!"
After the guests all greeted the bride’s sister, she asked her to leave and told her she was being disruptive and selfish as there is a time and place for everything.
Bride 2 – The pregnant bridesmaid with a handsome husband
This bride had spent 3 years planning for the wedding and a friend of hers getting married and falling pregnant wasn’t part of the plan. As a married bridesmaid, bringing your husband should not even be a question but what happens when he’s too ‘beautiful’?
Well, this bride demanded one of her bridesmaids pay her $30 000 (nearly R420 000) for a wedding do over after her pregnant belly and attractive husband stole the limelight at her wedding.
Bride 3 – The ex-girlfriend
The last thing any bride wants is to have unwanted guests showing up, especially your new husband’s ex-girlfriend wearing a white wedding gown. At this wedding, the goom's ex-girlfriend reportedly burst into the ceremony at the point where the bride and groom were about to share their first kiss as husband and wife. Kneeling down she asked the groom for a second chance.
Furious, the bride ran out of the ceremony and her husband followed her, leaving the ex-girlfriend on the stage weeping with her face in her hands.
Bride 4 – The Mother-in-law
This mother-in-law showed up at her son's wedding wearing a wedding gown that was suspiciously similar to the cut of the bride's wedding gown. She wore a sweetheart neckline, figure-hugging mermaid gown that grabbed everyone's attention.
It is unclear how this bride handled this situation, however, wearing a 'white wedding gown' to someone else's wedding is obvs one of the worst faux pars anyone can make.
What would you do if someone tried to upstage you at your wedding? Tell us here.
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