Man’s Family Ditches His Wedding To Attend Sister’s Gender Reveal Party…Which He Wasn’t Invited To!
When getting married it’s not unreasonable to expect everyone’s attention to be on you. I mean the whole reason your guests attend your wedding is to help you celebrate your special day. To be a witness to the ceremony, have a glass of champagne, dance a little and go home drunk but happy.
One man’s family however didn’t really get the memo about how to do a wedding. In fact they should write a book on HOW NOT TO DO family weddings. You see, his party was ditched in favour of his sister’s gender reveal party which was held ON THE SAME DAY as his wedding. Here’s what the poor groom wrote to discussion forum Reddit:
Can you imagine?! Clearly the groom is fuming at his family who kept the reveal party secret and his sister for stealing his thunder on “what should have been my day.”
People were NOT okay with this and took to the comments section to let the groom know what assholes his family members were!
“Your family, especially your sister, are a bunch of [expletives], and they don’t care about you. I’m sorry,” one person commented.
“Without knowing more about your family my first guess is that they don’t hold you in high regard or take you seriously,” another added. “No judgement. It usually takes something big to pull you out of the fog so you can get on with your life. This is who they are. Point blank. If you can get over your disappointment this can be liberating. You can’t win their respect. You can’t punish them for not valuing you. You can move on with your life and surround yourself exclusively with people who care about you.”
And if that’s not bad enough, the whole wedding was the groom’s idea. His wife didn’t even want to make a big deal about it. “My beautiful bride wanted to elope but said we could do the wedding if I wanted to,” he wrote later in the thread. “My family all lives spread out across the county. The main reason why I wanted to have a real wedding was so that for the first time in my 30-year life I could have all my family in one place at one time.”
While the majority of comments were in support of the groom there were those who defended his family saying perhaps they just wanted the chance to attend BOTH events.
“I took it as they wanted to make both events while they’re in town. Spend the first half of the day at one event, the second half at the other,” one person commented. “His sister is for sure the [expletive] making the family split up their time/visit like this, but I’d wager that they would’ve stuck around had the gender reveal party not been that day.”
Another said, “His sister wanted to get the family to come celebrate her while they were in town, knowing they may not fly in only for a baby shower (I sure as [expletive] wouldn’t).”
“A ‘reception after party,’ to me, implies that the bridesmaids/groomsmen/close friends of the couple are going to get trashed after the reception. As a family member I’d assume I was invited out of politeness and it’s going to be more of a rowdy party for the friends than an official part of the wedding,” noted another.
“First of all- an after party? That’s extra as [expletive],” a person agreed. “I mean, have one….but don’t be surprised if 75 percent of the people don’t show. After parties are usually just for people to keep drinking [because] they’re not ready to go to bed yet. I think it’s generally socially accepted/known that most people don’t go. Also, you said that your family all flew in. It only makes sense to celebrate your sister’s pregnancy during that time as well. You want three events on the same day and can’t share even part of the time for your sister? I think that’s kinda selfish, [to be honest]. That being said, your family sucks for not telling you what was happening. They suck for not including you and not inviting you.”
Hmmm…clearly there’s more to this story. The groom later stated that his sister’s gender reveal party wasn’t even organised in advance. In fact it was a spur of the moment thing.
“Nope not planned at all. Impromptu gender reveal party at grandma’s,” the man later wrote.”The reception was fast paced and eventful. We didn’t really get a chance to talk to many people other than the quick ‘hello’ and ‘thank you for coming’. We only invited family and our closest group of friends to the after party. That’s the difference between the reception and the after party.”
Who knows what the truth is? But one thing’s for sure… I know I would be majorly annoyed if ALL of my family members ditched my wedding party to attend another family event that I WASN’T EVEN INVITED TO! Do you agree?