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A woman has opened up about her decision not to attend her sister's wedding after the bride revealed her 'demanding' list of requirements from each family member.
"My sister is getting married in January," she posted on Reddit, revealing she and her husband RSVP'd yes almost immediately before they both regretted it.
From a compulsory outfit for every family member, to the exact gift and honeymoon contributions that would likely total more than $2,500, the bride's requests became too much.
"My sister has chosen the clothes for each immediate member of her and her fiance’s family to buy and has said we will be turned away if we don’t comply," the post continued.
"My dress is $350, my husband’s suit is $290, our daughter’s dress is $120, and our son's were going to be in $80 suits. She informed the family, on top of the cost of our clothes, that she had passed on the discount for rooms so she could invite more people to the wedding, and a single room is $200 for the night, double rooms are $300, and the family room is $500, and that she already went to the effort of securing us those rooms, and we would need to pay the money. I told her it was a lot, and we couldn’t afford all that."
Though their parents offered to pay for the hotel room, they were then informed of the exact gift they 'must' purchase - at $600.
"My parents told her it was unreasonable to expect this much of all of us. She said it was reasonable to expect your family to make your special day a good one," the woman explained.
"My husband and I highly debated pulling out of the wedding entirely. We agreed to just ignore the demands and show up anyway."
But the final straw came when the honeymoon was also thrown into the mix.
"She announced that my parents, husband and I were being put in charge of paying for their honeymoon," she explained.
"Their honeymoon package came to $2,500. Right after that, I sent another message that our RSVP was going from a 'yes' to a 'no,' and we would not be able to afford all this, and since she’s being so demanding of our money, we feel it best we are not there."
Reddit posters thought the bride was being high maintenance.
“This wedding entitlement is getting crazy,” one person wrote.
“To call her deluded is an insult to the deluded,” another said.
“Your sister is insane,” a user commented.
Despite the support she received, the poster eventually conceded "chaos had ensued" after her decline and even though they still believed the bride was being unreasonable it was "maybe the wrong choice not to go".
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