When Amilia's family learned that their daughter was going to get married, they were ecstatic and very supportive until they learned more about the groom. According to the family, Brandon was far from the ideal partner they envisioned for their daughter.
Everyone in Amilia's household sought to frustrate the union to ensure the bride or the groom gave up. Their tactics were crude and selfish, mainly focusing on belittling Brandon and his background. Unfortunately for these vile people, Brandon and Amilia stuck to their guns, and the wedding continued, albeit with a significant shock at the end.
Love at First Sight
These lovebirds began dating almost immediately after their eyes met. They knew they were soulmates and ready to take the leap. They shared everything and went everywhere you can think of, and after one and a half years of dating, Brandon got down on one knee and proposed to Amelia.
The lady didn't hesitate to accept the proposal, and Brandon's family was happy for the pair, more so Nicolai, who was glad the young man had finally gotten himself a life-long partner. Sadly, the same could not be said about Amelia's relatives, who had a myriad of reservations about this union.
She Could Do Better
Amelia came from old money, which means that her ancestors made sound financial decisions that impacted future generations. However, this wealthy background starkly contrasted with Brandon's upbringing, which is why people thought this relationship would not work.
There was nothing wrong with Brandon per se, as it was evident he loved his fiance and worked harder than most to make a better life for himself. He showed great promise, but it was not enough to convince Amelia's family, who believed their daughter could do better.
They Were Elite Matchmakers
To ensure no one married outside their social circle, most of Amelia's relatives would arrange marriages and unions with people of the same social background. Of course, this is an archaic train of thought, but they were pretty stuck in their ways until Amelia came along with Brandon.
Brandon's mum had been struggling with her health for a while, leaving his father, Nicolai, as the sole breadwinner. The old man's job was enough to make ends meet and take care of a few things here and there. So you can understand the unrest this background brought to the wealthy party.
They Were Ready for the Blowback
Amelia knew what her choice would do to her parents and relatives, but she was convinced Brandon was the right man for the job. She loved the man with all her heart and had chosen him, making it a no-brainer why she wouldn't give Brandon up so easily.
Meanwhile, the family worked overtime to devise a quick fix for their quandary. They knew changing Amelia's mind was akin to making a stone cry, but if they frustrated the couple's efforts, maybe something would give.
Breaking the News to the Family
Once the engagement was confirmed, Amelia planned a solo flight to her family to break the news. She wanted to deal with the situation sooner than later to make her stand known. Unfortunately, things would go haywire, and she tried to fight for her man on her terms before involving anyone else.
Once the news was broken, Amelia's parents were beside themselves. They were afraid their daughter would suffer in a low-income family. So, they decided to plot a strategy that would ensure their sentiments were vindicated in the long run.
Act Like It Never Happened
The plan was simple; instead of raising their concerns, the family would approve of the wedding and even offer to cater for everything. The couple was elated by this development and accepted the offer with open arms, not knowing things were about to get dicey.
Amelia's family had step one out of the way and was now off to step two. They intended to make the wedding one of the most expensive affairs hoping to show their daughter what she would be missing if she went on with the marriage.
A Double-Edged Sword
Additionally, making the wedding so costly was meant to show the poorer family who was in charge. Amilia's clan wanted to cut them off from all the decision-making and heavy lifting so they could control the narrative. It was a foolproof plan; lucky for them; everything went smoothly.
With the nuptials drawing nearer, the bride set up a meeting with the groom's family. The couple wanted both parties to get acquainted before the wedding, and Amilia wanted her family to at least see what she appreciated in Brandon's background.
Another Opportunity to Floss
Amilia's family was happy about this request and saw this as an opportunity to showboat. They asked that the meeting occurs at their home, and they spared no expense in the whole affair. The goal was to rub it in Brandon's parents' faces that they were beneath them financially.
The meeting went left from the start since Amilia's parents dressed in their finest apparel while Brandon's dad came over straight from his job. Unfortunately, this meant he never got a chance to clean up, making it a pretty embarrassing encounter for Nicolai.
Their Plan Worked Better Than Ever
As time passed, the subliminal taunts finally caught up to Nicolai, and he made an excuse to leave the meeting. This was a blow to the love birds who had wanted a positive outcome, but the damage had already been done.
As for the evil parents, they were proud of their handiwork, and they were confident things would go their way sooner than later. Unfortunately, this display only further alienated their daughter, who was visibly disappointed in their actions. Amilia couldn't believe her family would stoop that low.
All but One Reached Out
As the big day came closer, Amilia's family was hard at work making all the necessary preparations. Even Brandon's family reached out to offer help, but surprisingly, Nicolai was missing in action. His absence was felt, and people wondered if he'd even make it to the ceremony.
All signs pointed toward Nicolai missing the event, which greatly disturbed the bride. It was a big day for her groom, and a missing parent would only dampen the mood. Luckily, Nicolai was down but not out; he was coming to the event alright.
Nicolai Shows up and Shows Out
Unlike the meeting at Amilia's household, Nicolai came prepared for the wedding in style and substance. The proud father showed up in a fine suit and dress shoes, complete with an epic haircut to make him blend in with the elites. No one could tell him apart from the rest of the guests throwing a wrench into the wretched plans.
We applaud the man for making such a bold statement because some of us would have fled the country after the horrendous introduction. Unfortunately, this elite family had more contingency measures for the poor man and his family.
It Was a Set-Up
Amilia's people had organized the tables, so the groom's parents were not in the front row. Nicolai and his people would be in attendance, lost somewhere in the crowd. As soon as Amilia got wind of this, she confronted her people.
Amilia had had enough of their cheeky schemes and ploys; if they didn't stop, her wedding would have been ruined. If that happened, the parents would have to deal with a damaged relationship with their daughter, which might take them eons to repair.
No More Interference, Please
With the ultimatum spelled out for them, Amilia's family knew they were walking on eggshells. They promised to step back and stop all the madness to salvage the situation. Sadly, this was a ruse to buy time since their plans were not done.
These people wanted to make Nicolai's world crumble, and they had the perfect plan. To pull it off, Amilia must be kept in the dark, otherwise, she would put an end to it before it even took off from the ground.
The Time Hath Come
Everything was finally in order, and the ceremony could finally start. The seating arrangements were fair, but there was a cloud of hostility in the air thanks to the debacles that had been happening. Amilia was also shaken by this situation and was worried the ceremony might not go through.
Her greatest fear was that someone might object to the marriage, or her folks might storm the altar and ruin everything. It was a nerve-wracking situation that we wouldn't wish to anyone. Brandon was by Amilia's side, and soon everything would be okay.
Things Went Better Than Expected
Amilia was right to worry, but despite her family poisoning the well, the ceremony went without a hitch. Everyone maintained some level of decorum all through, and no unwanted surprises came up. At least they respected the tradition and didn't try to ruin it.
Amilia did her best to hold herself together, but it was pretty nerve-wracking. As for Brandon, his hands were tied. He had little to no say in the matter, so all he could do was support the love of his life as much as possible.
The Party After Party
During the after-party celebrations, there was an apparent rift between both households, but the couple was unperturbed. They were prepped for this situation, and as long as nothing crazy went down, they were okay with it.
They were forced to accept the situation for what it was, and considering one camp was no longer trying to sabotage the other; it was a favorable situation. The couple was happy and ready to get on with their day, but Amilia's parents still had more in their arsenal.
Time for the Big Reveal
Amilia's folks insisted that the presents ceremony begin since they had set up some time-sensitive plans for this occasion. This couldn't be farther from the truth, as the schemers wanted their final act to roll out. It was the last opportunity to flaunt their wealth, and they would milk it as much as possible.
Their first order of business was ensuring that they handed out their gifts before Brandon's parents. After reading this story, you can already guess this was not done in kind, but the poor newlyweds had no idea what was happening.
More Money, More Presents
Amilia's family had gone to great lengths to ensure they got some of the most expensive gifts for the couple. This was meant to intimidate the groom's family because they knew no one from that camp could top their financial muscle.
They did this knowing that no one would suspect a thing at face value, and even the bride would be grateful for their opulent gesture. Unfortunately, their plan went well at first, but Nicolai's absence had not been spent milking the moon; he had come with a gift of his own.
Nicolai, the Man of Hidden Talents
After the situation at Amilia's house, Nicolai understood what he was up against, and he went back to the drawing board to prepare for the big day. He had been caught pants down once, and it was time to repay the favor.
Amilia's people made a massive show of the affair, commenting on how expensive the gifts were, and it didn't take long for the guest to catch the gist of it all. However, the groom's party section was much more exciting and lively.
It Was a Fun Affair
Most of the gifts from Nicolai's camp were heartfelt and witty, evoking a lot of laughter and communication between the family. Each gift was carefully thought-out and had a cheeky undertone embedded in it. Before long, this moment became the life of the whole event, and the mood in the ceremony shifted.
People from both sides were interacting, but it was not over yet. Amilia's parents were yet to give their gift. It was the moment everyone awaited because they knew this gift would be a cut above the rest.
The Gift Above All Gifts
These guys didn't come to play, and their gifts would make any hopeless romantic cry for such a moment. The couple received a lavish two-week Maldives getaway which was welcome considering how hectic wedding preparations can get. However, this was not all as soon more and more gifts came in. Amilia's parents even gave the groom's family a motorcycle as a token of appreciation.
Amilia was upset by this level of showboating because she knew what her parents were doing. Nevertheless, the lady held her cool as it was the groom's parents' turn to bless the table.
Gifts From the Groom's Family
Brandon's mum went first, giving the couple several tea sets reminiscent of her first gift during her wedding ceremony. Those tea sets served her family well; although this couple didn't drink tea that often, the gesture was felt deeply.
This development confused everyone, considering how lavish the girl's family had been. The crowd was antsy now, especially since it was Nicolai's turn to give his gift. Would he match the wealthy family, or would this be another disappointment?
It Might Be Small, But It's Deadly
Unlike his flashy counterparts, Nicolai came forward with a small gift wrapped neatly. As soon as the bride received it, she ripped it open and found a tiny plate with an inscription that brought her to tears. The crowd was in a frenzy, and the bride's parents rushed to their daughter's side to find out what had caused her such distress.
As soon as her parents saw their message, they were taken in and accepted defeat. Nicolai's gift had won the day. It was a carefully thought-out message that summed up the love and care Brandon's family had for Amilia. The humble plate read: Welcome to the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Parker.
Their Actions Didn't Matter
The humble message was enough to remind Amilia's parents that she was no longer in their care, and despite their efforts, she was now a member of Brandon's household. It was the perfect gift to show that despite all their plotting and scheming, Amilia was welcome to their household.
Luckily, this demonstration was enough to bring Amilia's folks to their senses, and her dad even went to Nicolai's table to apologize. With this, the tense atmosphere loosened up, and the ceremony became livelier. In a bid to make amends, Amilia's folks tried bribing Nicolai with a better job offer, but the old man was content with his work as a janitor. This is one lesson these fellows will never forget.
40 Entitled Brides And Grooms Forever Put To Shame On The Internet
It's simple to see why a wedding is vital to a couple's relationship. Even the toughest of relationships are put under a lot of stress.
However, the pressure of wedding planning can lead to some brides' and grooms' erratic behavior, something we all hate but know will pass. These couples appeared to believe that their marriages were an excuse to be entitled and self-absorbed and weren't afraid to show it.
No Such a Thing as A Free Lunch
Weddings are not free. Everything costs money, and the organizers sometimes go overboard. However, according to the wedding website 'The Knot,' the average wedding in the United States costs couples $29,000 in 2019. The good news is that there are a variety of DIY projects that married couples may complete jointly to save money.
Not everyone plans on having additional expenses when celebrating your big day. But not everyone gets to have civilized hosts. This couple used a cost-cutting strategy that was not quite guest friendly. It included sending a wedding invoice to each guest and asking them to pay for their own dinner. We can only guess that this cut costs significantly, but a little heads-up is definitely in order.
Hard Pass On This Business Opportunity
Friendship abuse is not uncommon when organizing a wedding. It's just a matter of how much patience one has for the unreasonable requests that may follow. Even long-time friends might change their tune when it comes to wedding planning, as this photographer learned the hard way. Not everyone is like this, but sometimes too much is too much.
Wedding stress appears to have the ability to either improve or destroy long-term relationships. And it's safe to say that the wedding brought out the worst in this bridezilla's personality. Despite receiving 'mates rates' and a significantly discounted photography service package, this bride assumed that her photographer buddy should compensate her for the 'honor' of shooting her wedding.
Keep It Down Everyone, There Goes The Bride
Weddings are often happy times when family and friends get together to share in the joy of the occasion. They are, without a doubt, pleasant experiences. Even sending out a list of "rules" sometimes makes sense, especially if filming the event is involved. Everything made sense in the context of this bride's lengthy list of requirements, except for subject number eight.
The request simply stated, "DO NOT SPEAK TO THE BRIDE AT ALL. " The presence of people at a wedding, simply staring at one another whenever the bride walks in the room, gives the impression that this bride might not be the crowd favorite. Given the bride's specific requirement that attendees bring a $75 minimum gift, we have to question if there was anyone present with whom the bride might exercise her bossy attitude.
Size Actually Matters
Bridezillas worldwide participate in an ugly and unpleasant activity known as "body shaming" of their bridesmaids, a practice both offensive and repugnant. The bridezillas direct what everyone should wear, how their bridesmaids should style their hair, or even impose weight requirements, however unrealistic they may seem. Their "perfect day" gives them the excuse to say it all.
Some people are just helpless. Sometimes they just forget that it's important to have some fun. This bride went to all lengths to ensure that her day was "picture perfect." She even went out of her own way to offend her sister. We guess the best advice we can give out is to just get out of your head.
1950's Themed Wedding Request Gone Wrong
A bride who knows exactly what she wants and is looking for a specific appearance for her wedding day isn't typically considered a bridezilla. Mainly because she knows exactly what she wants. However, seeking highly specialized service for one of your life's most important social events while compensating the artist in 'portfolio work' is considered unacceptable.
If your budget can't cover the costs, there's nothing wrong with doing your own hair and make-up on the big day. A little make-up DIY will definitely not ruin a fantastic party. Taking advantage of someone trying to make it as a make-up artist by giving out the pictures you're already bound to take is not quite what they hope for. We just hope that this bride learned a lesson on how the market works after this.
Can You Work For Free?
It's an intelligent approach to keep wedding costs low by hiring up-and-coming pros in the industry. As proven in this case, students performing the majority of the labor on a wedding — or, in this case, a vow renewal — for "a modest amount of money" is a sure way to stress out both the students and the wedding party.
When making requests like these, it's crucial to know how to talk to these people. Additionally, managing expectations is critical – the industry rookies will simply not have enough experience and resources to pull whatever "out-of-the-box" request. Instead of offering their time for such a significant event, students with little experience should look for internship opportunities with industry professionals to develop their portfolios.
Get Expensive Shoes Instead
We rolled our eyes throughout this conversation because this arrogant person displayed no signs of civility or thankfulness. As a result, his request to "borrow" a car from one of his Facebook pals makes it quite plain that he has no intention of compensating them for the pleasure. He refuses to accept any offer, no matter how wonderful the bargain appears.
One of the last things we want to happen on our wedding day is for a pampered, arrogant, and condescending groom to show up and ruin the day for everyone else. Not having options and seeking help is excellent, but some plain decency and a grasp of basic manners are necessary. Get your ego in check ASAP!
Weird Contract Requirements
This bride wants to know if she will receive a complete refund if she and her husband divorced after their wedding. According to these "wedding experts," some contracts they received didn't suit their needs, regardless of being completely irrational. Apparently, the bride and groom couldn't utilize the photographs differently if their marriage should go sour. We might suggest a wall dartboard.
The fact that this bride's budget is enough does not prevent us from believing that a "divorce provision" precludes the formation of a lasting union. We might even propose another option; they can be used as fuel for a fireplace. In any case, we couldn't help but wonder what the actual response from the photographer was. We just hope it was as creative as the inquiry itself.
Very Much Against The Law
There have been many examples of brides and grooms attempting to haggle for lower prices or even bribing a vendor in promises of "exposure." Despite all common sense in the world, we have not witnessed a groom attempt to sway a vendor into providing services basically for free. Whatever the reason, people just need to stop with this practice.
In this instance, we assume the groom would learn that in 100% of cases, women cannot be hired out in exchange for a service, whatever it may be. Even though the suggestion of "putting in the word with the bridesmaids" is creative, neither the exposure nor the wasted time of an unprepared bridesmaid will be enough to offset the expenses.
Sounds Like A (Bad) Plan
It's difficult to imagine that this woman considered quitting her job after organizing a wedding that cost more than twice as much as the average American wedding. With that type of investment in your wedding, you should be able to afford the services of an experienced and proven wedding planner.
However, we suppose that cutting costs is important to everyone, no matter what budget a person has. On the other hand, this woman is adamant about taking time away from work to plan her wedding. She's even forcing her fiance to take on a second job to help pay for it. Regardless of how important your wedding day is, there is life after a time.
The Kids Aren't Alright
It is truly a beautiful feeling for everyone involved in the wedding planning process when a bride and groom know exactly what they want for their wedding. Even better if they express this to their guests clearly and calmly, which is usually included on the invitation or in the accompanying instructions, to ensure the event runs smoothly.
We hope that the not-so-subtle hint did not require anyone to be taken out of the wedding. Instead of adhering to the rules, this bride embarked on a social media "rage" campaign. This scenario serves as a lesson to all future newlyweds that good communication is vital. Spilling your frustration on other people will backfire every single time.
Learn To Mind Your Manners
While this is a little post, there looks to be a lot to unpack inside it. In this scenario, the bride-to-be is seeking guidance on a problem she created for herself, an issue that might have easily been avoided if she had followed her own desires rather than what she thought she should do.
It may appear cruel to demote a bridesmaid because she expects a child. Still, the bridal party should have people that the bride wishes to have by her side, which mean the most to her — not only those that look attractive in photographs.
Unwanted Wedding Gifts – How Cheap Can You Get?
Wedding gift dissatisfaction has reached epidemic proportions, as evidenced by a large number of bridezillas and entitled couples who are dissatisfied with their gifts. When asked about their dissatisfaction with the "cheap" gifts they received for their luxury wedding, this bride and groom expressed their disapproval.
It is safe to infer that the attendees paid a considerable price for this 'secret' wedding. According to one user, a low-cost gift may have been the only item these individuals could afford to bring. Even if they appear entitled and spoiled, this couple should appreciate the gift of friendship that their friends have bestowed upon them.
Too Much In Love To Care
Even though the bride-to-be admitted that the post was a joke, it was easy to imagine an entitled bride insisting that her bridal party participate in gymnastics. Starting with the apparent difficulties of managing the logistics of bridesmaids executing cartwheels while dressed in a formal gown and high heels.
Before you start doing gymnastics unprepared, consider this: at least one injury will almost certainly occur on the wedding day or in the days preceding the ceremony. Because of entitled brides, bridal parties will be obliged to perform acrobatics in the near future.
Motherly Instincts – Not A Good Excuse
Simply put, certain entitled brides and grooms should avoid a wedding party since bridesmaids are unquestionably more hassle than they're worth, according to the experts. This remark is supported by more than one example, including multiple Hollywood films, which lend credence to it.
Consider this bride, who claims to be feeling 'betrayed' since her best friend failed to consider her single-day wedding celebration. Regardless of how this bride feels, having a pregnant bridesmaid isn't a disaster, and the only thing that might change is the bride's "vision" for the wedding.
Unbelievable Bridezilla Experience
While the fury of a pampered bride and her husband may not always be directed at their guests, wedding providers are a common target of the couple's disrespectful behavior on the big day. A free service is not demanded of suppliers, and they are not compelled to provide one!
If I must reiterate for those who are still listening, providers are not compelled to offer you a free service! A compassion discount of up to 50% is far more generous than the majority of venues would have granted this bride, despite her efforts to guilt-trip them.
The Story Of Me, Myself And I
In any other circumstance, a bride's decision to travel to a spa weekend by herself for her bachelorette party would not be considered as unusual by her friends. This entitled bride-to-be appears to believe she is being unfair when she asks her friends and bridal party to donate money to help pay for this weekend's festivities.
She wanted them to do this, despite the fact that they will not be there. It is possible that spa weekends will be a pleasant escape for her acquaintances, particularly for those she considers to be parents of young children.
The Story Of The Unusual Golddigger Bride
The bride's closest friends are traditionally used to select the bride's bridesmaids. The bridal party, which could include sisters, cousins, childhood friends, or close work colleagues, should be present to encourage and support the bride throughout the wedding preparation process. If a bridesmaid chooses to offer a present to the bride, this should be considered exceptional and gracious on the bride's part.
This bride, on the other hand, seems to regard it as a requirement under the terms of the contract. Apart from that, selecting a stranger as a bridesmaid solely on the basis of their capacity to purchase expensive gifts for the bride and groom is the height of self-centeredness.
Being Nice Doesn't Pay Off
When a bride is trying to persuade a seller to accept her outrageous lowball offer, it's usually a good idea for her to make sure that the seller's name is correctly spelled. Her wedding is fast coming, and she has included a sob story about it. We are not sympathetic, and we are rather annoyed by her story.
Unfortunately, if this bride-to-be appears to be truly "borderline broke," as she claims, she may be forced to sacrifice her high expectations and settle with whatever apparel she can find and afford for $250 or less. It’s something she might find disappointing at first, but renewal ceremonies are something people do for more than one reason if you know what we mean.
Just A Heads Up – A Few Tips On How Not To Behave
This bride's wedding demands to her bridal party went viral, and for a good reason as well. It is critical to provide pertinent information to the bridesmaids and other members of the bridal party, such as the location of the wedding and the expected temperature, to ensure that they are prepared for the ceremony.
Choosing bridesmaid gowns and deciding how you want the bridal party to look as a whole is another important element of the preparation process. It is possible that imposing strict hair, skin, and nail care standards on the bridesmaids, in addition to paying each of them $500 toward the couple's honeymoon, will be overdone, as was the case with the bride and groom.
Weightwatchers – The Wedding Edition
According to the bride's social media outburst, she simply desires a "soft" approach when informing one of her bridesmaids that she needs to lose weight in order to be a bridesmaid at her wedding. The only way to convey this information to her in a respectful manner is to tell her the truth. It's difficult to believe that a woman could be so self-absorbed that she would smear her wedding photographs over the feelings of a friend.
Unfortunately, that's exactly what happened here. We just hope that the wedding's maid of honor ultimately sees the bride for who she truly is: a lousy friend. And, for the sake of the bride, we hope that the wedding photographs were worth the effort.