A BRIDE who had her husband’s widower best friend escorted out of their child-free wedding, alongside his four kids, has insisted she was in the right.
The woman took to Reddit’s popular Am I The Asshole? forum to share her story, as she explained that the nuptials had taken place two weeks ago, and she and her husband had “decided on a child free wedding due to venue choice, food choice, alcohol, location etc…”
A bride angered her new husband by insisting his friend and his children were escorted from their weddingCredit: Getty
“We included this rule in every invitation, Including the one to my husband’s ‘bestie’ Leo (35) who is a widower with 4 kids,” she wrote.
“Leo complained to my husband about the rule but that is that.”
She continued to reveal that her husband told her at the wedding that he was worried Leo wouldn’t come because she had “refused to let him bring his kids”.
Then, around an hour into the wedding, they heard noise from a distance and saw Leo standing there with his four children – all “dressed nicely”.
“He was arguing with the staff about the kids not being allowed,” she added. “I felt horrible because the staff was drilling that this an adult only wedding and the kids needed to leave but Leo kept arguing and went as far as yell out my husband’s name telling him to come tell the staff off since it’s ‘his’ wedding.”
Despite being “upset and embarrassed”, the bride “kept my composure” and “went over to talk to Leo”.
“I told him to either get the kids somewhere else and come back or just leave,” she said. “He acted offended saying this is his best friend’s wedding and he was invited to it.
“I said I was sorry but the rule is followed by everybody, and everybody should respect that.”
Leo hit back and insisted he “wasn’t just a random guest” but the bride said the rule still applies.
“I insisted he make his choice but he doubled down talking about how he couldn’t find babysitter and how he shouldn’t have to miss his best friend’s wedding,” she wrote.
“I had the staff escort him and his kids out after he kept pushing which led to some of my husband’s friends to complain saying Leo has special circumstances because he’s a widower and it’s essentially my fault for not providing babysitting options for guests.”
Leo just turned up to the child-free wedding with his four kids, all of whom were dressed for the occasionCredit: Getty
The wedding continued but her husband was angry, and said that his new wife had led to Leo missing his wedding.
Following the nuptials, Leo stopped answering his friend’s calls or responding to his messages.
“Now my husband believes that I have just ruined his relationship with his friend when I could’ve just made an exception for him and the kids since they were there already,” she concluded.
She later returned to the post to stress that her “husband was onboard” with the rule from the beginning, but “wanted me to make an exception for his friend and his friend only”.
“My family and friends would’ve felt deeply hurt if I said yes,” she added.
Responding to the post, the majority of people were in agreement that the bride hadn’t been in the wrong with her behaviour at the wedding.
“The rule was well telegraphed in advance,” one person wrote.
“Leo just showing up was absolutely an asshole move. I’m concerned that, given his reaction, perhaps your husband encouraged Leo to ‘just show up’ without your knowledge.
“If that is true he is also an asshole.”
“If the husband and friends were so concerned, why didn’t they help Leo find a babysitter?” another person questioned.
“Why is it the bride’s responsibility for the groom’s friend?”
“The person at fault here is Leo,” a third person wrote.
“I’m a single dad. I have just 1, but figuring out sitting is a basic life skill. One he should have solved long ago.
“Your husband is also misplacing his anger. Leo set up the situation, not you.
“If your husband felt this strongly, he should have stood up for the exception before the wedding, not at the reception.”
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