A BRIDE, her husband-to-be, and the maid of honor all share the same birthday: the real-life scenario that has caused people to label the betrothed woman a bridezilla.
The nightmare surrounding upcoming nuptials was shared by the bride, who posted on Reddit’s Am I the A**hole forum.
A “bridezilla” turned to the internet to resolve conflict with her maid of honorCredit: Getty – Contributor
According to the bride, her August wedding is planned for the day after her birthday.
She happens to share the birthday with her fiancé as well as her best friend, but it’s never been a problem before.
The bride invited her maid of honor to lunch with the bride and groom’s families the day before the wedding.
“I also asked that she share a hotel room with me the night before, so she can be there for me the moment I wake up, to support and calm me,” the bride wrote.
While her bestie agreed to stay in the hotel overnight, she didn’t nail down lunch plans for the shared birthday.
Days later, the bride received a message from her maid of honor’s husband.
He’d planned a romantic picnic for his wife, and bought concert tickets for the two of them.
“He told me that it was going to be a surprise for her,” the bride explained. “He was letting me know in advance so that I could plan for her absence the day before the wedding.”
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But the bride took offense to this.
She said it was “inconsiderate” for the man to make plans for his wife when he “knew she had responsibilities.”
The bride complained to another bridesmaid, who said she “obviously” needed to let the maid of honor enjoy her day.
“I was annoyed that he hadn’t even asked me if I could spare [the maid of honor],” the irritated bride wrote.
She even complained the husband “hadn’t even offered” to give up his own concert ticket, so the bride and her maid of honor could have a “fun evening together.”
“Now I’m getting hateful messages from my other bridesmaids and friends saying I can’t behave that way,” the bride said.
Gobsmacked commenters were quick to support the bride’s friends and wedding party, reiterating what she’d already been told.
“What is it with brides who think friends should drop everything to do things for their wedding!” one commenter exclaimed.
“It is your MOH’s birthday too,” they wrote. “Let her enjoy her day.”
“You want her to spend her ENTIRE birthday catering to YOUR needs? Talk about selfishness,” a different commenter wrote.
Reddit users ruled in an overwhelming majority that the bride was, in fact, “the a**hole.”
“You could try putting a positive spin on it so that everyone can have a good time for their birthday and your wedding,” one suggested.
They also pointed out that the bride and groom “sacrificed” their own birthdays for wedding prep, but that wasn’t required of the maid of honor.
“You don’t really have the right to ask her to sacrifice hers as well,” the commenter said.
Others weren’t so polite or constructive in their response.
“WOOOOOOOOOW. Wow,” a blunt commenter said. “Seems to me like you’ve been taking advantage of a kind friend.”
As an addendum, they added, “Also, you’re a bridezilla.”
“I’d be genuinely surprised if her antics don’t scare off either the groom or the best friend before the wedding takes place,” someone else agreed.
“Your MOH does actually have a life of her own,” another horrified commenter said. “She is not your emotional support animal.”