There are a lot of important events that will happen in your life. Starting school, going to prom, getting your first partner, learning to drive and other stuff. But arguably, the most important thing that will ever happen in someone’s life is their wedding. You engrave a new stone of your life as you begin living with your loved one and expanding upon the generation, you love each other, you do everything together. Simply put, a wedding is a wonderful thing, but for this couple, it wasn’t so wonderful.
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A woman wrote a column is Slate’s “Dear Prudence” about an incident that occured at her wedding, involving their best man and his girlfriend.
The husband spent $80,000 on the wedding, which had been pushed back for years for the simple reason of building a stable life and being able to afford the celebration of their dreams.
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When the big day finally arrived, “The setting was beautiful, everyone seemed happy, our families were overjoyed. My mom may have used the phrase hallelujah a few dozen times. The entire atmosphere felt moving,” the bride wrote in her column.
“So moving in fact that John [the best man] stopped mid-ceremony to propose to his longtime girlfriend, ‘Jane,’ and reveal her pregnancy.”
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Yes, you read right. In the middle of the wedding ceremony, the best man stopped to propose to his pregnant girlfriend, and pretty soon, everyone stopped caring about the actual wedding that was going on.
The entire ensemble of guests was congratulating Jane, including the woman’s husband, and even the person filming the event was forced to cut to Jane, completely ignoring that there was an actual wedding in progress at the same time and at the same place.
“Even the videographer cut to her frequently during the ceremony, and you can’t hear anything over the chatter.”
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse…
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When it was time for John to do his speech, instead of talking about the couple that literally just got married in front of him, he talked about his future with Jane!
“John even went out of his way to ask the band for a special dance for just him and Jane on the dance floor.” the woman wrote in her column on Slate.
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The reason this disgruntled bride decided to write to the “Dear Prudence” column was because her husband and John haven’t spoken since the wedding, and mutual friends think they should just “get over it.”
Why am I not surprised?
“My husband has joked that he’ll resume his friendship when John and Jane give him a $40,000 check for ‘their half of the wedding,'” wrote the bride.
“Do you think John’s behavior warrants the end of a long-term friendship, or are we angry over nothing?”
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After asking that question, she received an overwhelming amount of responses.
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Let’s just say people are none too pleased with these John and Jane characters!
Here are some of the best reactions of this story from some Redditors:
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“I have a new fear for my wedding now. Wow, just reading this is making me so angry! I don’t think I could ever forgive someone who does that at my wedding. Not only because they ruined my wedding, but they also just seem like horrible human beings (or completely clueless and stupid at best).” – squishysquid624
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“During their wedding, announce that you’re pregnant. Turnabout is fair play.” – nyokarose
“Holy smokes that’s a narcissist in action! Yeah, that’s OK to be completely mad about. Absolutely OK to end the friendship.” – curiousjosh
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“I feel like this is one of those things that’s OK only if you OKed it with the bride and groom first and not during the ceremony. It would be bad enough during the reception. Yes I would be pissed, and angry every time I think about it.”
“Bottom line: this was the best man, is it worth ending the friendship over? He certainly stole the focus, but did he wreck your wedding. Has he apologized. And what do you plan for his wedding?” – redblueorange
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What’s your opinion on the best man doing this? Share your thoughts in the comments!