A woman has taken being a bridezilla to the next level by holding an “auction” for potential bridesmaids to bid for a place in the wedding.
The story was posted on Reddit by the bride’s sister who said the idea was “ridiculous” but her sister and mom are now accusing her of being “selfish” for not wanting to pay.
The 33-year-old stunned sister, who wrote under the username of SistersBridesmaid,said: “My sister was always very spoiled by our parents since she’s the youngest of four kids and my mom had thought she wouldn’t be able to have any more kids.”
“Don’t get me wrong, she can be very sweet and caring too, but she’s just a very immature high maintenance person. Basically she got engaged a couple of months ago and will be getting married at the end of August.”
“Anyway she still hasn’t chosen her bridesmaids. Instead, she has sent out dozens of…invitations, to various girls. It’s an invite to attend and participate in a ‘bidding auction’ on the six spots in her bridal party.”
“Whichever six of all these chicks bid the most will be the bridesmaids. There’s also an auction for being her maid of honor. My sister and her fiancé are using the money to fund the wedding and honeymoon.”
The baffled sister shared how most of the girls who have received a request to be in the bridesmaid bidding war are not close to the bride, who is aged 22.
And also said that the husband-to-be is rich, so the couple isn’t lacking in money.
She commented: “She just has a really big social circle from parties and I guess she invited everyone she even vaguely knows.”
“I just find this really awkward and tacky. She’s basically having people pay to be in her wedding.”
“I told my sister they weren’t lacking for funds because it’s obvious and she just said ‘well if they’ll already be bidding we figure we should put their money towards a great event for everyone’ as though this is an act of service she’s doing for them. It’s totally nonsensical.”
The sister said that she had always planned to attend the wedding but felt paying to be in the wedding was unnecessary.
However, this mentality hasn’t gone down well with the family.
SistersBridesmaid said: “Now my sister is throwing a tantrum that I haven’t RSVPed to the ‘auction,’ and got our mom on her side too.
“My mom says I will ‘look bad if I don’t put in a bid when it’s my own sister’ and called me selfish.”
The confused woman reached out for advice from the Reddit community, asking if she should cave and pay to be a bridesmaid or stick to her guns.
Many users were stunned at the bizarre story and couldn’t believe the bride-to-be had thought it was an acceptable idea.
One user commented: “In my opinion her sister is highly manipulative. The nutters are those willing to actually pay to be in her wedding party. Why would anyone do this? I can’t wrap my brain around it.”
Another said: “Sister wants to measure how much these people “love” her, with actual dollar signs.”
And another wrote: “I can’t believe other people are going along with it. I’m getting second hand embarrassment from the whole thing.”
Source: New York Post