Bride's wedding rant backfires online over threat to uninvite parents

A bride-to-be has been forced to delete a rant she posted online, after her threat to uninvite her parents from her wedding wasn't received too well by others.

The woman originally took to Reddit to reveal her frustration at the fact her parents weren't going to contribute financially to her wedding, which is costing £30k (AUD$50,000).

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A bride's re-wedding rant has backfired online. Photo: Getty

"My fiancé and his parents are paying for about 80 per cent of it - which is the religious ceremony, the venue (with table decorations and all), the food and the music," she explains.

"And I am putting the last 20 per cent, which is gonna be transportation with buses from the nearest big city to the venue, the photographer, the party favours, and my wedding dress, shoes, hair and makeup."

However, her parents apparently made it very clear they "didn't have the money nor the intention" to help her pay for the wedding. But according to her sister had plenty of cash to spend on new outfits for the big day.


"[She] told me it's really expensive over the top clothes with shoes and jewellery to go with it, and that they said that overall it had cost them close to $2,000," she wrote.

"That made me angry, because they really didn't need to spend that much money on it, and if they had that money to spare I could have used it for the wedding."

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The woman had complained to her parents that they weren't paying for anything. Photo: Getty

Apart from worrying that the attention would be taken away from her, the woman said she felt "neglected and rejected", and that her parents had never been "good at nurturing".

"I want them to participate financially to the wedding, even if it's just a small amount," she continued.

"My budget for party favours is $300 [£217] and I want them to pay for that. And if they say they can't then I don't want them to come to my wedding.

"I would like to have them there but under my terms, not theirs. I don't need them. And it might be petty, but if they refuse to pay I will feel vindicated because they would have wasted all this money on outfits they aren't going to wear, because they won't have the occasion."

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The bride-to-be wants her parents to at least contribute to party favours. Photo: Getty

The thread quickly flew up, but most of the reactions were definitely negative, with plenty of people disagreeing with the bride's stance.

"If you can't afford an expensive wedding, don't have one. Stop relying on other people to pay for the lifestyle you can't afford," was one comment.

While another wrote: "Your parents don't automatically owe it to you to pay for your wedding because they bought new outfits to wear!"

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