A loved-up couple decided to amicably invite the groom’s ex to their wedding day, only for her to rock up in a rather revealing outfit so the bride got ‘petty revenge’
The groom’s ex turned up in a raunchy outfit (stock photo)(
Planning a wedding is an incredibly stressful affair, as each bride and groom want every small detail of their big day to be utterly perfect.
Amongst all the finer details like floral colour schemes or the wine you want with dinner, the biggest headache arrives when the lucky couple have to grapple with the guestlist – as heated feuds can unravel over those all-important invites.
Wedding spats often happen when the bride and groom have to stick to a tight headcount for their big day, as friends and family end up feeling left out. But that’s not the only source of contention, as the guests who do rock up to the wedding can cause equal amounts of drama if there’s history between them and the couple.
The bride was baffled by her husband-to-be’s ex’s outfit (stock photo)(
One loved-up pair decided to invite the groom’s ex partner to their wedding, in a bid to maintain a healthy relationship with her as the groom and her have children. Their kind gesture quickly backfired, as the whole wedding party were baffled to see the groom’s ex rock up to the venue in stockings and suspenders, which were visible thanks to a scandalously short dress.
Taking to Reddit to share her wedding nightmare, the bride, who remains anonymous, explained: “My husband has a child with his ex, so sees her quite often for things related to my step kid. We were always planning on inviting her to the wedding to see their kid all dressed up and to generally keep a good coparenting relationship.
“Before we had invited her, she informed DH that she’d be there, and asked when and where it was. He was a little taken aback but as we were planning on inviting her anyway he just told her.”
After brazenly inviting herself to her ex’s wedding, the woman then made a serious statement with her eye-opening outfit, as the bride continued: “On the day, she showed up to our morning ceremony wearing the shortest dress I’ve ever seen, over stockings and suspenders (the suspenders could be seen for a good 6 inches before the bottom of the dress), skyscraper heels, nightclub makeup, and costume jewellery. My father actually pulled me aside to ask ‘who hired a stripper?!'”
The couple had planned a low-key micro wedding with only a handful of guests, which ultimately backfired on the groom’s ex. The bride explained: “I found out afterwards from mutual friends that she had texted all of them asking when they were getting there – because she had invited herself we hadn’t thought to let her know it was such a small ceremony – and when they let her know it was family only and the reception was completely separate she began to panic a little.
“And I had the best petty revenge. I asked everyone to be EXTRA nice to her. Every time she tried to sneak away someone would engage her in conversation. She was extremely uncomfortable, and ended up sitting down with her coat covering her. The wedding went off without a hitch.”
People flooded to the comments section on Reddit to share their amazement as the ex’s sartorial fail, with many confused as to why she suddenly became embarrassed after discovering the small guestlist.
One commenter mused: “My guess was she didn’t care what kind of drama she started, just that she created a spectacle to ruin the wedding. It’s a lot harder to create a spectacle in a small group than a large one. Thus, the switchover from drama to embarrassment.”
Another added: “She wanted attention and drama. That works better when you have multi levels of family and friends at a big event. “Who is that girl?”
That doesn’t work as well when it’s a small group of immediate family. There’s no dissent to sow, when everyone knows exactly who you are.”
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