Bride bans best friend from bridal party over weight gain
A new mum has been left devastated, after her bride-to-be
best friend banned her from her bridal party due to weight
she had gained during her pregnancy.
The mum, who gained three stones after giving birth to her child
last year, always thought she would take on the role of bridesmaid
after her friend got engaged, until she found out through
social media she had been cruelly excluded.
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“We’ve been friends for a long time and over the years she has
always made references to me being a bridesmaid when
she gets married,” she wrote on Mumsnet.
“This afternoon she tagged four friends on Facebook introducing
them as her ‘team bride’. I felt really upset about it, but still,
I messaged her to say congratulations on the team bride.
She replied saying she really wanted me to be a part
of it but it wouldn’t have been right for me.”
When the woman dug a little further into why her best friend
suddenly didn’t see her as being the right fit anymore,
her friend told her she thought the bridesmaids’ dresses
would be an issue, “given how you feel about yourself right now.”
“I know the style wouldn’t compliment your body shape or be
something you’d ever typically wear and I know you’d feel
uncomfortable if you did have to wear it,” the message read.
“I have my heart set on those dresses and I wouldn’t expect you to
wear something that wasn’t right for you, but I also wouldn’t want
to compromise and change my dresses. All of the girls love
them and feel super happy wearing them.”
The mum explained: “I do feel awful about myself, which I’ve told my
friend several times,” adding that she still feels so hurt this
would be a reason for her not to be picked as bridesmaid.
“All four girls she’s picked are super stick thin (as is my friend) maybe
size 8 or 10, I’m a size 16 to 18 and I can’t help but feel I’d ruin
the ‘image’ if she picked me and that’s exactly why
she hasn’t asked me,” she continued.
“She is right that I wouldn’t feel great in that dress right now,
but her wedding isn’t until May next year which would’ve given
me plenty of time to lose some weight!”
The mum questioned whether she was right to feel hurt by her
friend’s decision and she was quickly inundated with comments from
people who branded the bride’s message as ‘disgusting.’
“She is not a friend! Who on earth prioritizes the dress they want
their bridesmaids to wear above having actual close friends
as bridesmaids,” one user commented.
Meanwhile another added: “Jesus, that is absolutely brutal.
What a horrible person she is. You don’t need someone
that superficial in your life.”