Bride in tears after close friend exposes her as a 'bully' in wedding toast
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Your wedding day is meant to be the happiest day of your life, but as everyone knows, sometimes things can and do go wrong.
Taking to Reddit, the bride, writing under the name Few_Acanthaceae1057, admitted that she had not always been kind to the bridesmaid.
Discussing the pair's relationship as teenagers, she admitted: "Maybe because I teased her, other people also started teasing her on her grades.
"She had confronted me privately about this and I did stop teasing her after that since I got embarrassed. The class probably thought that it was an old joke now and stopped too."
The woman then explained that despite the misdeeds on her part, the pair went on to become what she thought were close friends after attending nearby colleges.
However, after being invited to the wedding, the woman's old resentments came out full force when she gave a toast.
The bride wrote: "During the wedding toasts, she recounted the bullying she went through from me, saying I can't believe we're friends even though you bullied me all throughout high school. I don't know if she was joking when she said that.
"I've made my best effort to make it up to her and apologised time and time again. She accepted my apology each time, even laughing it off that I was overthinking. I thought we had finally put the past behind us."
The bride said that after the speech, she was then approached by family members who said that wedding guests were now discussing the bullying as a result.
"She said that she was just telling the truth," the bride wrote.
"I replied that it was okay to talk about this, but at least on a different time and situation. She said I was invalidating her feelings because it was true that I bullied her. I ended up crying and she walked out."
In the bride's mind, the woman should have picked a different time and place to air her grievances.
"My in-laws have also inquired about the matter too and have been quite cold to me even though I've already explained the matter," she added.
"I just don't think that it was the right time and place given that our relationship is quite close and she never brought it up again in the 7 years we've been friends."
Reacting to the post, some Redditors shared the bride's opinion, agreeing that she had done her best to rectify her past wrongs.
One reader said: "You were an a**hole in high school for sure, but many of us were and you acknowledge it. You've done what you could to show contrition to your friend."
"She really became what she hated, what a horrid waste of time," wrote another reader.
A third said that the bride was not an a**hole, but that they had 'mad respect' for the bridesmaid waiting so long to enact her revenge.
"This is like something out of a movie," remarked a fourth while a fifth added: "Look, you shouldn't have bullied her in high school. That was sh**ty. But you know it was sh**ty and you've apologised. She had to make your day about herself."
However, some people had some sympathy for the bridesmaid, with one noting: "For her to go to these lengths, I have to wonder how bad the bullying actually was."
A second agreed, adding: "Can't leave it to a bully to recount how they bullied lol [sic]."
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