When a bride-to-be narrows down the members of her bridal party, she usually asks a sister, close family relative, or best gal pal. Accepting the role as bridesmaid is often a heartwarming moment too. Well, in the case of one bride, who has as of yet remained nameless, an auction was held for potential bridesmaids to "bid" for a spot in her wedding. No, we're not kidding about this.
The outlandish story was posted on Reddit by the bride's sister about two days ago. Under the username SistersBridesmaid, she wrote, “My sister was always very spoiled by our parents since she’s the youngest of four kids and my mom had thought she wouldn’t be able to have any more kids. Don’t get me wrong, she can be very sweet and caring too, but she’s just a very immature, high maintenance person. Basically she got engaged a couple of months ago and will be getting married at the end of August.”
She continued, "Anyway she still hasn’t chosen her bridesmaids. Instead, she has sent out dozens of…invitations, to various girls. It’s an invite to attend and participate in a ‘bidding auction’ on the six spots in her bridal party. Whichever six of all these chicks bid the most will be the bridesmaids. There’s also an auction for being her maid of honor."
This sounds totally awful already, but here's the real kicker: "My sister and her fiancé are using the money to fund the wedding and honeymoon."
SistersBridesmaid, who called the auction "tacky," refused to RSVP to the event, which made the bride upset. Unfortunately, her mom is siding with the bride. Confused and a bit peeved, the sister sought the help of the Reddit community and asked if she should oblige and attend the auction. Naturally, the users sided with SistersBridesmaid.
“In my opinion her sister is highly manipulative," one user wrote. "The nutters are those willing to actually pay to be in her wedding party. Why would anyone do this? I can’t wrap my brain around it.”
Hopefully there will be a peaceful resolution. Until then, read about other real wedding partiers who also experienced some pretty nutty requests (admittedly, not as bizarro world as this one, though).