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One of the most agonized over things in wedding planning? The wedding dress and the bridesmaid dresses. The bride wants to feel like, well, a bride — she wants a gown that's not just beautiful, but makes her feel beautiful. She wants her future husband to love it, her mom to love it, and she wants to wow her wedding guests. And the bridesmaid dresses? That's a sticky situation too. The bride wants to pick pretty bridesmaid dresses, in her color scheme, that flatter each 'maids' figure — and, of course, the bridesmaids want this too! Price can also be a big issue when it comes to these gowns, as most 'maids are hoping their to-be-wed friend will choose affordable bridesmaid dresses — and the bride doesn't want her friends going broke over her wedding! But, er, one real bridesmaid's recent tale tells a totally different kind of story, and it's taking the Internet by storm.
The anonymous bridesmaid, who detailed her experience on Mamamia.com, confessed that she was initially "overjoyed" when her engaged friend Caroline asked her to be a bridesmaid in her wedding. As most bridesmaids usually are! However, this bridesmaid's "joy quickly turned to utter despair" when Caroline turned into a total bridezilla over every aspect of her wedding — and we mean EVERY aspect. Need proof? One day, she asked this anonymous bridesmaid to make an Excel document of wedding cake baker suggestions, including the pricing, contact info, flavors and "prestige" level — oh, and she wanted it that same day, just to make matters worse, according to Yahoo. Sounds like this bride was in serious need of a wedding planner, vendor listings, and a chill pill.
The bride also insisted that the seven bridesmaids accompany her on shopping trips to find a wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses...three weekends in a row. The bridesmaid dresses ended up being $550 each. We love ourselves some gorgeous designer bridesmaid dresses, but even we have to admit that that is A LOT to ask of your 'maids.
But, alas, that's not even the worst part.
The bride (who apparently has very expensive taste) fell for a wedding dress priced at $10,500, which happened to be twice the amount allotted in her wedding budget for a dress. Her seven bridesmaids rooted her along, telling her to "totally splurge" on her big day. So she did.
Then she requested her bridesmaids "pitch in" for her "dream dress." Huh?!
The bride's reasoning? It would be a sentimental treasure that all the bridesmaids would have a part in if they paid for it.
The anonymous bridesmaid was, rightfully so, outraged by the Caroline's request to contribute around $150 each for her gown. This was in addition to those over-half-a-grand bridesmaid dresses, the bachelorette party, bridal shower and three spa days she wanted the bridesmaids to plan prior to the wedding. Basically, that's a lot to ask of your bridesmaids.
While three of the bridesmaids replied saying they'd love to pitch in for the dress, the anonymous bridesmaid who authored the post is not so quick to give in to Caroline's request. In fact, she's thinking about ditching: "I'm starting to think I might have to bail on this wedding, and friendship," she wrote.
What would you do if a bride put you in this position? Sound off on Facebook!