Adult-only weddings are pretty common, these days. But one woman seriously divided opinion after telling her bridal party that they have to leave their newborn babies with sitters rather then bring them with to her big day.
What people were most incredulous about was the bride refusing to make an exception for her two closest friends, despite the fact their babies were newborn. Oh, and the fact that she seemed annoyed at them for even getting pregnant.
But was she being unreasonable, or not? Let's unpack her post a little more.
Explaining her dilemma, the bride said, in a post which was shared on Reddit: "Okay, need some help. Totally irritated and not sure what to do. I have two women in my bridal party that are due, one is a month before and the other is due two and a half months.
"They have known before being pregnant that the event was adult only. And I told them that my fiancé and I will pay for a sitter for the five hours during the ceremony and reception while still being at the venue.
"This allows easy access and protection for the babies. One of them doesn't seem willing to have a stranger basically just watch as they can check on the babies as they please. What do I do?"
The bride's post was shared in a thread which was titled: 'Imagine being mad at your bridesmaids for getting pregnant...'
And a lively debate soon begun underneath.
One sarcastically wrote: "Sorry, honey, we can't have kids yet. Let's put our life on hold so I can be a bridesmaid, okay?"
While another penned: "Regarding the sitter - you don't leave newborns with strangers. Also if either of the new moms is breastfeeding, five hours is too much hassle going back and forth, especially with wearing fancy bridesmaid clothes that aren't easy to get in and out of.
"Or if not breastfeeding, the babies will still need to be fed."
But others thought any criticism of the bride was a little unfair.
"The bride doesn't want the babies at her wedding, I get it. This is her wedding it shouldn't be about the bridesmaids and what they want," one person wrote.
While another concurred: "I don't think she's mad they're pregnant as much as it sounds like they're arguing their babies are an exception to a strict adults only rule because they decided to get pregnant before the wedding".
"Honestly, I don't think the bride is wrong to not want two newborns at her wedding," said someone else.
"No one wants their ceremony interrupted by a crying baby (or two), and I don't understand why anyone would want their newborn at a loud reception filled with people that you don't know whether they are sick or not. Especially during the tail end of a pandemic."
We'd love to be a fly on the wall at this ceremony...
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