Bride gets SLAMMED for not asking best friend to be a bridesmaid - because of her boobs
Content Editor / February 15 2019
A bride-to-be was slammed online when she confessed to leaving her best friend out of her wedding because her breasts are too big.
Taking to Reddit, the bride asked fellow users if she was an "a**hole" for not including her friend in the wedding party.
She began the post by explaining that she'd been friends with two women, Kristy and Erin, since they were all very young.
The woman says she and Erin had grown apart a little, and that she was now closer to Kristy, but then reveals that this isn't the reason she didn't ask Erin to be her bridesmaid.
"[Kristy] told me that Erin's feelings were hurt and then asked me why I didn't include Erin, and I told her the truth,” she explained.
"Erin has MASSIVE breasts. Literally bigger than should be physiologically possible because she has a hormone disorder that caused her breasts to grow to an excessive degree.
“We (as in Erin's mom, doctor, Kristy, me, and just about everyone else important in Erin's life) have been encouraging her to get a breast reduction surgery for years now, but she just won't follow through with it because she's terrified of surgery.”
The bride then goes on to explain how difficult it would be to get a dress that would suit Erin, and that she would then look different to all the other bridesmaids.
However, the real reason soon becomes apparent – she’s afraid that Erin would steal her thunder.
“When people think back on my wedding, I want them to think about how beautiful the venue was, or how nice the wedding party looked, or (dare I say) my fiance and I finally getting hitched!
“I don't want people to remember my wedding for the bridesmaid with the giant boobs,” she added.
The topic was a popular one, with more than 800 comments in response.
“You specifically didn't include someone in your wedding party for a medical problem they can't control. Trade out the issue at hand with ‘needs a wheelchair’ or ‘has a prosthetic arm’ and you'll see the clear issue,” wrote one user.
“At this point I don't see Erin saying yes to being a bridesmaid given everything that's happened so far,” said another. “After being excluded in the first place, getting a late invite would just feel like a pity invite and she would probably want to save face and say no anyway.”
The bride edited her original response to say she felt badly, and planned to make things right with her friend.
“This is so not worth losing a friend over, and I want to thank many of you for helping me to rediscover some perspective that I lost in the midst of planning for my wedding,” she wrote.
“I plan to sit down with Erin, apologize, and do what I can to fix the situation.”
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Nicola Conville has worked as a journalist and editor for more than 20 years across a wide range of print and online publications. Her areas of expertise are parenting, health and travel. She has two children; Lucy, age eight, and Nathan, age five.