A bride took to Reddit recently to voice her dismay about her closest friend not attending her wedding reception, choosing instead to go to her grandmother’s funeral.
In the post the woman, whose name is not known, explained she and her husband tied the knot two years ago and her maid of honour was her old university roommate, Annie.
“Two weeks before my wedding, a different bridesmaid had to drop out due to taking finals she couldn't miss,” she wrote in the post.
“That was fine, I had another friend I asked, and he accepted. Then, less than a week before the wedding, my friend Annie dropped out of the wedding because her grandmother died and the memorial was the same day a couple hours earlier. I found it weird they had it on Friday the 13th since her family is super-religious, but c’est la vie.
She went on to explain: “I completely understood her need to be there and know it was not her fault. I asked if she could try and make the reception at least, and she said she couldn't. I'll admit, I was really sad, but I got over it.”
A year later, Annie tied the knot and invited the woman to her wedding, Fox News reports.
“While I was invited to the wedding, I wasn't part of her bridal party. I decided to forgo the wedding as I knew I’d just bring negative energy and didn't want to ruin her day. At this point, we hadn't spoken since my wedding,” she wrote.
The woman concluded that she’s upset that her friend didn’t reach out or apologise after the incident.
“I want to reiterate that I’m not mad at her for missing my wedding, I am hurt that she didn't make an effort to come to my reception and that she never reached out to me afterwards,” the woman said.
Many disgruntled users flooded the comments section to voice their opinions.
“Re-read your post,” one person wrote. “No seriously re-read your post as ask yourself why you didn't hear from a friend YOU didn't reach out to at any point to ask how she was doing, if she and her family needed anything, etc?”
“If I said I couldn't be at a wedding because my grandmother died, and the response is, ‘Well, can you come to the reception?’ I would never speak to that person again,” another person wrote.