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Woman Wonders If She Was Wrong To ‘Upstage’ The Bride In A Very Informal Wedding
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People, Wedding1 year ago

Woman Wonders If She Was Wrong To ‘Upstage’ The Bride In A Very Informal Wedding

It’s no secret that no matter what a wonderful and once-in-a-lifetime experience weddings may be, they often snowball into huge stress balls for the newlyweds, planners and guests alike. Many of these ensued family drama stories end up on the r/AITA subreddit, where people seek to check if their moral high ground is really that shaky.

This post is no exception. Coming from a woman who got invited to a small wedding for her cousin whom the author hasn’t met before, it serves as an example of how wanting to show the best of yourself may turn against you. The author went all in with her tea-length dress, chiffon shawl and pearl jewelry, since the invite said ‘cocktail attire.’

As soon as the reception started, the author realized she may have overdressed as several people complimented her but said she was upstaging the bride. And it all got worse after the wedding was over as the incriminating calls started flooding in.

The author of this post was accused of upstaging the bride at her own wedding but she said she only wanted to look her best

Image credits: Ana Marcelina (not the actual photo)

And this is what people had to comment on the incident

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Beth L
Community Member
1 year ago

Umm... I think this whole story is just "based on real events" if not made up entirely. Who invites a cousin they've never met to a "very small" wedding?

Maureen McDermott
Community Member
1 year ago

Someone who figures her cousin's gift will outweigh be more than what they spend on a keg and wings :)

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Casey McAlister
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Strange story. I could believe it if the bride was wearing something casual, but, judging by the description, she clearly went for something non-traditional and extraordinary, with a custom gothic dress, heavy makeup, and all. Why would she be upset with a guest's normie cocktail dress? It's not upstaging, it's a polar opposite style.

Casey McAlister
Community Member
1 year ago

If we take this story at face value, while OP is NTA for her dress, she seems to have some asshole-ish tendencies. She says she deeply insecurу about her own appeareane and then goes and dedicates the whole paragraph to describing how shockingly awful was the bride's outfit. Not a good look on you, OP.

Paradise
Community Member
1 year ago

We are allowed to have negative opinions about someone's attire, saying it outloud is different.

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Beth L
Community Member
1 year ago

Umm... I think this whole story is just "based on real events" if not made up entirely. Who invites a cousin they've never met to a "very small" wedding?

Maureen McDermott
Community Member
1 year ago

Someone who figures her cousin's gift will outweigh be more than what they spend on a keg and wings :)

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Casey McAlister
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Strange story. I could believe it if the bride was wearing something casual, but, judging by the description, she clearly went for something non-traditional and extraordinary, with a custom gothic dress, heavy makeup, and all. Why would she be upset with a guest's normie cocktail dress? It's not upstaging, it's a polar opposite style.

Casey McAlister
Community Member
1 year ago

If we take this story at face value, while OP is NTA for her dress, she seems to have some asshole-ish tendencies. She says she deeply insecurу about her own appeareane and then goes and dedicates the whole paragraph to describing how shockingly awful was the bride's outfit. Not a good look on you, OP.

Paradise
Community Member
1 year ago

We are allowed to have negative opinions about someone's attire, saying it outloud is different.

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