Bride overcharges her bridesmaids for their dresses so she can pay for her wedding gown
A bride has come under fire for overcharging her bridesmaids for their dresses - so that she could fund the cost of her own gown.
An unnamed bridesmaid took to Facebook to reveal how the bride had initially told them the dresses she had picked out for them were €350 - only to find out much, much later that they were actually €175.
The post, which was later shared on Reddit's Bridezilla forum, read:
"Several years ago, a friend of mine asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding.
"There were six of us plus the maid of honour, so seven in total. The bride had picked out her dress already, one for the maid of honour and one for the bridesmaids.
"The dress itself was lovely but a bit expensive at $400 (€350) each since two of us were still in college so money was super tight."
She explained that the bride had asked the maid of honour to coordinate with the bridesmaids for any fittings and alternations.
The maid of honour ended up deciding she would pay for all of the girls' dresses on her credit card, as she wanted the air miles - and that the bridesmaids would just pay her back.
The post continued:
"None of us minded, especially since she was going to let us pay her back in instalments if we needed. I definitely needed."
The bridesmaid explained that she hadn't been able to go with the rest of the bridesmaids to pick of the dresses, but planned to go by herself the following weekend.
But when she was leaving the shop, there was a misunderstanding with the payment as one of the people working in the bridal shop didn't realise the dress had already been paid for.
The bridesmaid continued:
"As I'm walking out the door, another person working there yells out, 'hey, that will be $200!'
"I was stunned and totally mortified. I apologised and explained how I thought the maid of honour had paid for it the weekend before.
"The shop owner comes running over to diffuse the situation and confirmed the dress was paid for already.
"I turned to walk out and suddenly realised she said $200 not $400.
"Long story short, the dress was only $200.
"When I confronted the maid of honour about it, she spilled the beans.
"Apparently, the bride and maid of honour plotted together to charge us double to help pay for the bride's dress.
"I let the bridesmaids know and four of us dropped out of the wedding immediately."
Some Reddit users were stunned at the bride's "greedy" plan, while others praised the bridesmaids who had dropped out of the wedding.
"Oh woooooooooow that goes beyond bridezilla and straight into theft," one person said.
"Only four of you dropped out? The two who forgave her are better people than I am," someone else commented.
"Oh wow. Bride and MOH are lucky that all that happened was that they lost 2/3 of the bridesmaids. A lesser person would have put the smackdown on them," another user added.
"Oh that's grounds for dropping that 'friend' like a hot potato forever," a different person said.