Woman uninvited to wedding because she refused to let her sister have honeymoon at her house

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  • Picking the perfect honeymoon spot can take a toll on newlyweds since there are many places to choose from.
  • However, with the pandemic still going on, couples' options are limited, resulting in having to pick spots that are nearer to home. Depending on which area you stay in, these options can be limited as well.
  • One Reddit user took to the social network to vent about her younger sister, who uninvited her to her wedding because she wouldn't let the sister have her honeymoon at her lake house, which once belonged to her parents.

The anonymous sister of the bride began her story by letting users know that the lake house once belonged to her parents; however, they sold it to her in 2017 when they needed money to pay for her sister's university tuition fees. The house was once a vacation home for the entire family.

A few years later, she was looking for a home and had been looking for a while. "I was looking for one, and my family knew it. I'd been saving up since I started my first job at 20," says the sister.

"My dad suggested I buy the lake house from them. I asked why they wanted to sell it. It turns out sis didn't have any savings for college and didn't get some scholarships as she had planned. And our parents couldn't afford to pay for everything either."

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She says her sister didn't have enough credit to get a student loan, so the only solution was to sell the lake house. The anonymous woman had good memories from the lake, so she decided to buy it from her parents, and her girlfriend moved in with her permanently before lockdown.

In 2019, her sister and her boyfriend got engaged, and her parents agreed to pay for her wedding; however, it was postponed due to the pandemic till December, and she had also agreed to be in the bridal party.

"Issues came up recently when my sis asked where I was going to stay for the two weeks after her wedding. Puzzled, I answered 'my house'. She got a sour look and said that wouldn't work as she and her fiancé would be there, and they wanted private time," the unhappy homeowner says.

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"I asked why they'd be at my house, and she said that's where they were having their honeymoon. Two weeks alone at a lake house. I said that was news to me. She insisted our parents said it was fine. But I said it wasn't their place to make decisions about my house."

After the argument, the bride-to-be called their parents, who said the new lake house owner is unreasonable. "I said I didn't want my sister and her fiancé christening their new union in my house. They said I was gross and selfish. I said 'no' again, so sis threatened to remove me from the bridal party. I just shrugged and said okay. She starts crying, saying she couldn't have her dream wedding like she wanted, and now I was trying to ruin her honeymoon too. I told her to rent a hotel room like every newlywed couple, then hung up."

The frustrated sister says the bride then stopped talking to her and uninvited her from the wedding.

"She's not speaking to me and I'm uninvited to the wedding. Our parents keep calling me and saying I should do this for her since her wedding is only 1/3 what she wanted it to be. But I'm not comfortable with them staying unsupervised at my house. They're making me feel like a monster for saying no."

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Redditors pointed out how spoiled the younger sister is, with one saying, "Idk, if it's just me, but the favouritism is shining brighter than the sun. NTA, your sister is crazy for expecting that before confirming with you, lol."

Another added, "They don't have money to cover for her education to the point of selling a house, but they do for her wedding? She doesn't get to guilt you for already not having her dream wedding because she chose to get married at a time which she still depends on her parents."

In a surprise twist, the hurt sister updated her post saying that the bride says she didn't know the house belonged to her legally and thought she lived there rent-free. Then when she asked why they sold it to her, the homeowner told her truth.

"I corrected her and even showed her proof that they sold the house to me. And when she asked why they sold it I was honest and said it was to pay for her college tuition/lifestyle. She became quiet after that and we soon hung up," says the sister.

It is still unclear if the bride will change her mind about reinstating her sister in the wedding party.

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Source: Reddit

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