In recent months we’ve heard wild tales of bridezillas making demands of their nearest and dearest – from expecting in-laws to pay for the wedding to giving out an A4 list of strict rules for the big day.
But all of these seem inconsequential in comparison to a tale shared by one former bridesmaid on Facebook.
The woman revealed the shocking moment her friend, the bride-to-be, told her to have an abortion so that she wouldn’t complicate things at the wedding.
And it’s fair to say people were horrified by the story.
The unnamed woman shared all in a wedding shaming group.
In the post she claimed she was preparing to be a bridesmaid for her friend Kate who was very keen to have a child-free wedding. But things quickly went south when the bridesmaid found out she was expecting.
She wrote: “So about a year before the wedding, I found out I was pregnant.
She suggested her pal have an abortion to make the wedding run ‘smoothly’
“I was always told I couldn’t have kids and so obviously my daughter was not planned but I was over the moon. So I told Kate, expecting excitement, right? Nope.
“She immediately told me that I was going to be so stressed trying to get my bridesmaid dress fitting on my own since I’d have to do it after everyone already had theirs (I was due in April, wedding was in June).
“She reminded me that it was a kid-free wedding, and then after thoroughly explaining how difficult her wedding would be for me, she said (verbatim) ‘So don’t you think it might be better for you to have an abortion?'”
Understandably the woman was appalled by her friend’s comment and quickly told her so.
“I asked if she seriously just suggested I get an abortion to make her wedding go more smoothly,” she continued.
“She told me I was ruining my life and then called her mom on me to have an abortion.
“Added bonus, one of her friends that I was friendly-ish with texted me later on to ask if I had aborted because if I had a baby at 21 he could never date me and he really saw a future for us.”
The mum went on to reveal that she didn’t RSVP to the wedding and hasn’t spoken to Kate since that day.
Other members of the Facebook group were outraged by the post. One person replied: “This is pure evil.”
Another said: “How dare your life continue while I plan my wedding!!?!?!?! Unbelievable! Some people.”
A third added: “I’m totally pro-choice but to ask someone to have an abortion in order to make sure her wedding goes smoothly is really disturbing.”