'Childish' brides slammed for trying to ruin each other's weddings with big announcements
Remember Bride Wars?
The 2009 romantic comedy starred Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway as warring brides/best pals, Emma and Liv.
Basically, the pair - who both got engaged around the same time - found themselves at odds (to put it mildly...) after their dream weddings accidentally got booked for The Plaza on the same day.
Neither of them were willing to give up The Plaza, so they each took some...drastic measures to try and ruin the other's wedding.
However, for two brides, it looks like the movie provided more than a few laughs - and, in fact, served as inspiration for their own weddings.
A Reddit user took to the site's petty revenge subreddit to share the story of how his cousin's wife, Emma, and her bridesmaid, Sarah (both names changed, naturally), found themselves locked in a similar kind of issue.
He explained that last summer, he had attended his cousin's wedding - and things seemed to be going pretty well.
That is, until Sarah decided she was going to make an announcement of her own.
The post continued:
"However, after the ceremony was over and the party had only just started, one of the bridesmaids decided to announce her own engagement.
"The attention was immediately taken away from the newlyweds and brought to the bridesmaid (who I'll call Sarah) and her equally-smug fiancé."
He explained that the bride didn't make a scene - or even say a bad word about what Sarah had done.
However, while Emma "kept grinning and acted very happy for the other couple," she she looked "like she was on the verge of tears".
Sarah later asked Emma to be the maid of honour at her wedding, which took place earlier this month - and that's where the situation took a massive turn.
The post continued:
"Emma's two much-younger sisters were the flower girls at Sarah's wedding. At the very last moment, Emma switched out the white petals in their baskets to blue ones she had secretly brought with her.
"She told her sisters not to say anything about it or let the bride see them until it was time to scatter them down the aisle.
"Sarah looked very confused upon seeing the blue petals (which didn't coordinate whatsoever with her theme), but of course she didn't say anything about it in the moment.
"Most of Sarah's other bridesmaids were also Emma's friends, had attended Emma's wedding, and were in on Emma's scheme.
"At the reception, Emma's sisters and the other bridesmaids were tight-lipped when Sarah began demanding to know why there were blue petals."
The original poster explained that the wedding planner ending up being blamed for the situation, and not checking the flower girls' baskets before the headed down the aisle.
"Finally, it was time for the speeches. The speeches took place in front of a massive screen, displaying a loop of photos with Sarah and her husband, which had been compiled by Emma.
"Emma took the remote that controlled the presentation screen and at first she showed some pre-approved humorous photos of Sarah with Emma and other friends to facilitate a couple lighthearted jokes.
"Then, at the very end, Emma said to Sarah that she must be wondering why there were blue petals instead of the white ones originally planned."
That was when Emma got the last slide, which she used to announce that she was five months pregnant - and had just found out she was expecting a boy, hence the blue petals.
"The last slide? Her ultrasound picture," the poster wrote.
The bride "threw a fit" after Emma's announcement, while others who knew about her plans began to cheer.
. "Emma and my cousin were eventually thrown out of the party, but they were all smiles. Sarah's fuming mother went to confront her outside, and Emma retorted with, 'Gentle, gentle! I'm pregnant!'"
Many Reddit users found the story to be hilarious, while others felt that the brides' actions were "childish" and went too far.