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Bride furious after groom demands she makes his sister a bridesmaid despite the pair not being close

Bride is furious after groom demands his sister be one of just THREE bridesmaids: ‘We’re not even close’

  • An Australian bride-to-be has asked for advice following a tiff with her groom   
  • The woman said her fiancé wanted her to choose his sister to be her bridesmaid
  • She had chosen her friends and said she wasn’t close to her future sister-in-law 
  • Some suggested she should let her future sister-in-law be her bridesmaid
  • While others said the future-bride should stand her ground and keep her friends


An Australian bride-to-be has divided the internet after revealing her future-groom demanded she invite his sister to be one of her bridesmaids despite the women not being very close. 

‘Should I stand my ground with this and hope he gets over it, or do I bite the bullet and just have her as a bridesmaid?’ the bride asked.  

In a submission shared on the Modern Wedding page, the woman said the couple agreed to have three bridesmaids and three groomsmen in their bridal party.   

‘I was chatting to my fiancé regarding who I would like to be my bridesmaids, and I told him that I wanted three of my closest friends. He was disappointed in me that I hadn’t chosen his sister to be apart of the bridal party,’ she wrote.  

An Australian bride-to-be has asked for advice following a tiff with her groom after he demanded she invite his sister to be a bridesmaid despite the pair not being very close friends

The bride-to-be said she and her fiancé’s sister aren’t super close and that she would much rather have her closest friends as her bridesmaids. 

‘I don’t see why his sister needs to be my bridesmaid,’ the woman said. 

 She added that her future sister-in-law is invited to the hen’s party.  

The future bride’s dilemma sent the comment section sent into a spin.

Some were saying to include her fiancé’s’ sister in her bridal party and the woman would be making the big day all about herself if she were to stand her ground.

Poll

Should this bride-to-be have her future sister-in-law as a bridesmaid?

  • Stand her ground 0 votes
  • Bite the bullet 0 votes

‘It’s not just YOUR day. It’s his as well and the deeper meaning of your marriage and this wedding is the combining of both families along with traditions, history, and cultures,’ one woman wrote.  

‘Please don’t go into this marriage with the mindset of its ALL about you. Yes, you’re allowed to make your choices for your attendants but if your significant other has made a request of you, you should at least try,’ she continued. 

‘Personally I would always have my sister-in-law as my bridesmaid close or not close because she is close to my future husband and he has asked. Just like if I had a male friend/family member that I wanted in my bridal party to be his groomsmen so I don’t see an issue with this at all,’ another responded.

'I was chatting to my fiancé regarding who I would like to be my bridesmaids, and I told him that I wanted three of my closest friends. He was disappointed in me that I hadn't chosen his sister to be apart of the bridal party,' she wrote.

‘I was chatting to my fiancé regarding who I would like to be my bridesmaids, and I told him that I wanted three of my closest friends. He was disappointed in me that I hadn’t chosen his sister to be apart of the bridal party,’ she wrote.

Many agreed with the bride-to-be’s stance, urging her not to ‘bite the bullet’ and suggesting her future-husband have his sister on his side of the bridal party.  

‘Is your brother going to be one of the groomsmen? Get him to have one of your male family members as one of his groomsmen and you have one of his female family members. I would be annoyed if I was you,’ said one commenter.

‘I made the mistake of having a family member that I didn’t care for as a bridesmaid to make my husband happy, biggest mistake ever. That’s your choice, not his or anyone else’s,’ a second wrote.   

The woman shared her dilemma to a popular Facebook group, sending the comment section into a spin with some saying to include her fiancé's' sister in her bridal party and the woman would be making the big day all about herself if she were to stand her ground

The woman shared her dilemma to a popular Facebook group, sending the comment section into a spin with some saying to include her fiancé’s’ sister in her bridal party and the woman would be making the big day all about herself if she were to stand her ground

‘If it is really important to your fiancé that she is apart of the bridal party maybe she can be a grooms-woman for him?’ wrote a third. 

While others suggested a compromise by involving her sister-in-law in the wedding in alternative ways.  

‘Ask her to be a part of the ceremony reading a passage, poem or something. Or possibly be the person in charge of greeting guests and seating them. At least she will feel a part of your special day,’ someone suggested. 

‘Also give her a buttonier like the rest of the bridal party which will make her feel included. Just a thought to keep the peace and help build a lasting friendship,’ said another. 

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