My brother wanted to propose to his girlfriend during his speech at my wedding – so I resorted to blackmail to stop him
- Bride, from US, explained on Reddit her sibling nearly ‘messed up’ her wedding
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A bride has admitted the used blackmail to stop her brother’s plans to propose to his girlfriend during the speeches at her wedding.
The woman, 27, from the US, took to Reddit to explain her sibling, 24, nearly ‘messed up’ her big day by trying to take the limelight off her.
She revealed that she threatened to expose the fact that her brothers girlfriend was pregnant if he did propose on her wedding day.
The woman’s brother was said to be ‘furious’, both because his secret would be out and that his sibling ‘would leverage it against him.’
The post racked up over 8,000 likes and many rushed to the comments to agree with the bride, saying she was correct in her judgement.
A bride revealed on Reddit that she blackmailed her brother to stop his plans to propose to his girlfriend during the speeches at her wedding (stock image)
She explained that she and her brother were ‘raised in a very traditional Southern Baptist household’.
‘I got married two weeks ago and it went off without a hitchm’ she said. ‘It was a beautiful ceremony and the reception was a lot of fun for everyone, I think.
‘The only thing that could have messed it up was my brother. He wanted to ask his girlfriend, 27, to marry him at the reception during his speech welcoming my husband to the family.
‘My dad passed away last year and I thought it would be good to have my brother do the honors. Thank God he told me his idea beforehand.
She continued: ‘My brother didn’t know that [his girlfriend], who is one of my best friends, had already told me that she was pregnant. My brother is a youth pastor at our church. Sara is the choir director. Everyone looks up to them.
‘I told him that if he had the audacity to try and include himself in my day the response to his speech would be me toasting his new baby. He was furious that I knew about it. And that I would leverage it against him. I saw red.
The woman, from the US, took to Reddit to explain her sibling nearly ‘messed up’ her big day by trying to take the limelight off her
‘I said that if he and his girlfriend were willing to go against our beliefs then I had no problem calling him out. Our fight got loud enough that our mom came in to break it up. I kept my mouth shut despite wanting to blab right there and then.
‘Like I said my wedding went perfectly. And my brother proposed to his girlfriend privately at a beautiful little spot in the hotel grounds after we left the reception.
‘She thanked me for my discretion and for convincing my dumb*** brother not to try and horn in on my day when I got back from my honeymoon.
‘We all had dinner with my mom last night and my brother is still salty about the situation though. When I spoke with him to congratulate him on his engagement he said I was petty to keep them from having a moment in the sun.
The post racked up over 8,000 likes and many rushed to the comments to agree with the bride, saying she was correct in her judgement
‘I said that there were a thousand more appropriate places for him to propose and that he chose well.’
One person wrote that his girlfriend should explain ‘to her baby daddy about how totally inappropriate his plans were’.
‘Perhaps OP could have rented out some of HER time at HER wedding. She could have given him a price of perhaps 25% to 40% of the cost of the reception for the privilege of taking the spotlight away from OP and her hubby.’
Another said: ‘It’s incredibly tacky to do something that tries to upstage the bride and groom at their wedding.’
Someone else wrote: ‘The fact that some people do not see this and then throw a fit when they can’t do it will never not baffle me.’
A fourth wrote: ‘Surely his “moment in the sun” will be his own wedding? Or is the baby bump going to put a dark cloud above him that day?’
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