Bride asks bridesmaids to chip in for $10k wedding dress as she 'blew the budget'
Published 24/06/2016 | 09:26
As far as bridal horror stories go...it's up there.
More and more disgruntled bridesmaids are posting online to vent their frustrations as their friend is no longer recognisable as she completes her transformation into a fully fledged bridezilla.
First, we had the one where the newlyweds requested a more generous cash gift as the guest's "circumstances had changed" (aka had more money) and then there was the bride who demanded her bridesmaid dye her hair from her natural "attention grabbing" red.
Now, another bridesmaid has revealed her friend asked her, and all of those in the bridal party, to chip in to pay for her $10,000 couture gown.
The Australian bride-to-be purchased her dream dress after splurging on it during a shopping trip with friends, then asked those same friends to "pitch in" to help cover the cost as it would be a sentimental gift they should consider themselves happy to be part of, according to anonymous user on Mamamia.com.au.
"The latest bridal update was a long email outlining how she and Jase were hugely over their bridal budget now that she’d splurged on the dress," she wrote.
"That it was 'totally fine if you can’t', but she would really love if we could 'pitch in' around $150 each towards her 'dream dress'. That it’d mean so very much to her and would mean that as she walked down the aisle, she’d be wearing something we’d all had a part in."
Three of the seven bridesmaids said yes, while this bridesmaid is contemplating ending the friendship.
"I nearly threw my phone across the room, such was the rage that consumed me. It’s been three days since she sent the email and three of the seven bridesmaids have replied saying they’d love to pitch in for her dress. Whether they genuinely wanted to or not, I just don’t know," she added.
"But I’m starting to think I might have to bail on this wedding, and friendship."