When planning a wedding, most people want their family around, but for this bride, having her brother at her wedding is bothering her so much that she is considering banning him from attending.
The wedding is planned for May this year, and the 24-year-old bride is concerned that her older brother might steal her spotlight on the day.
In a Reddit post, the fed-up sister shares that she doesn’t want her brother at the wedding as he is considered a "god" by most of her relatives because he is successful.
"He went to Stanford then Harvard and then went to work on Wall Street. Now he's at a big investment bank but goes on global tv every week to talk about finance and markets , etc. He's not really that impressive by real-world standards, but he's an absolute god in our small, lower-class town where I still live with my fiancé," shares the bride who claims that she just wants one day to herself where her family is not fussing over her brother.
The bride and her family live in a small town in Georgia, and her brother has some small-town fame because of his accomplishments.
"Every time he visits our neighbours, or family friends will act like he's the messiah himself. Everyone can't get enough of the fact that he's "made it" despite coming from humble roots. I'm happy for him, but being in his shadow for so long has made me bitter at always being second best."
The bride says when she raised the possibility of not inviting him to the wedding with her parents, they were absolutely against it.
She added that she knew it was "selfish" of her not to invite her brother but was hoping that as it is her big day, people might be more considerate.
Reddit users called her out with many saying she is jealous of her brother.
"I get that feeling like you are in your brother's shadow is an uncomfortable emotion to confront. But the impulse to deny him an invitation is borne from envy. Invite your brother. Talk with him about your feelings of being less than or not good enough or not as important. You may be surprised by the outcome," said one user.
Another one called her unreasonable saying, "You should be proud of your brother and that he is doing big things. Your only issue is that you're insecure about yourself and jealous, that's it. Get over yourself, please."
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