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Bride Causes Family Rift After Expecting Her Future Sister in Law to Contribute $30,000 to Her Wedding

Bride Causes Family Rift After Expecting Her Future Sister in Law to Contribute $30,000 to Her Wedding

When planning a wedding, it is important to budget within your means. Oftentimes the parents of the bride and groom like to help out, but generally speaking, the happy couple foot the bill themselves.

One bride has managed to throw all financial etiquette out the window in one fell swoop by assuming that her future sister in law would financially contribute to her nuptials to the tune of $30,000. And then had the nerve to throw a tantrum when she was laughed at and given a firm no!

Taking to Reddit to find out if she was wrong to react that way, a woman known only as anonwidow321 explained the bizarre moment she realised that her brother’s fiance was serious about wanting her cash.

AITA for not contributing to my older brother’s wedding? from r/AmItheAsshole

The hide of this woman!

How on earth could she possibly make the assumption that anyone would want to throw that amount of money at her wedding? Many people don’t even spend that much on their own wedding, nevermind their brother’s!

As one commenter put it, “why would you contribute a penny to your future ex sister in law?” because you just know this wedding of the century is bound to fail. Another Redditor backed up with this line: “People that spend that kind of money on weddings frequently get divorced. There are statistics.”

This line of thinking is only compounded by the fact that the woman’s brother just sat there and let his finance have her tantrum knowing full well she was in the wrong and defended her anyway. It is commendable that he backed up his spouse but there would have been a moment beforehand when he’d have had the opportunity to nip this money-grabbing scheme in the bud and put an end to this madness before it went public. It seems he lacks the spine to stop her from making ridiculous demands so that certainly doesn’t bode well for a pleasant marriage.

Another comment presented a different perspective on the situation.

“Ask your brother why you should be spending money on his wedding that would instead someday be going to your own daughter’s wedding. Every dollar he expects you to pay now is a dollar you won’t have to pay for her wedding later.”

Someone else agreed: “Anyone who thinks you should take money intended to raise your child is crazy entitled.”

The audacity of this bride’s demand is just baffling.

Have you ever heard of such a thing before?



Jill Slater

Jill Slater

Jill is a busy wife and mother of four young children. She loves nothing more than making people giggle, and loves to settle in with a glass of wine (or four) and wander about the internet. Feel free to follow her to see all the cool stuff she finds!

One comment

  1. Simple, If you can’t afford a big wedding, don’t. Reduce the size of the Bride and Groom “assistants” to 2 witnesses – 1 bridesmaid or matron-of-honour and a best man. Why do so couple have some many in the “bridal party”. That would also reduce the number of cars needed. Skip the pre-wedding dinner. That never used to exist. Buy cheaper clothes – she’s probably chosen the most expensive one there is. Reduce the number of guests going to the Wedding Reception and make less expensive choices. There is so many ways they could reduce the cost of the wedding.
    If you can’t afford it don’t have a reception at all or just have finger food. I know a few couples who have reduced costs

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