A bridesmaid walked out of her friend’s wedding. But not even her boyfriend is on her side.
She took to Reddit’s “Am I the A******? (AITA)” forum for advice. The wedding didn’t go smoothly. The hairstylist canceled at the last minute. So the Reddit poster contacted a friend to style the bride’s hair. But when the bride wasn’t satisfied with the look, she started to insult people.
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“My friend has been planning her wedding for nearly two years and she wanted me to be a bridesmaid,” she wrote. “The day of the wedding was hectic. The bride got overwhelmed so I and the other three bridesmaids basically whipped everything into order while she calmed down. Her hairstylist had canceled so I reached out to a friend of mine and asked her if she could swing by last-minute and help out. She did her hair and apparently, the bride didn’t like it.”
“The bands she was using were coffee-colored, not white (she didn’t have white) and the bobby pins didn’t match her hair color and the ribbons weren’t curled right. At one point, she said to my friend ‘are you an idiot’ and I’d heard enough. I understand that it was stressful but there’s no need to name call someone who got all of their equipment last second and drove over 20 minutes to an event of someone they didn’t even know, as a favor, not even paid work (though I did offer).”
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She confronted the bride about insulting her friend, but that only made the bride angrier.
“I told the bride she had to calm down and she couldn’t speak to my friend that way but instead she just ended up yelling at me as well,” she explained. “I told her we were all doing the best we could and she called me pathetic and said it was outrageous that I’d be lecturing her on the most important and stressful day of her life. She said she had half a mind to cut me as a bridesmaid and so I told her I’d save her the trouble and left.”
“The aftermath was insane! I had the other three bridesmaids calling me to tell me I was an a****** and was so selfish I couldn’t put up with a little attitude for a few hours because she was stressed. Bride called me crying about how I betrayed her and how horrible of a friend I am, bride’s mother (who didn’t previously have my phone number) called to tell me how disgusted she was at my attitude and even my boyfriend says I could have sucked it up.”
Redditors sided with the bridesmaid on this one.
“There is no good reason to be horrible to anyone, ever,” a user said.
“Stress isn’t an excuse to treat people like dirt,” someone added.
“All you did was remove yourself from the situation. You did nothing wrong,” another commented.
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