A woman who was seven months pregnant when her brother got married has been accused of ‘staging’ the bride – for not telling every guest before the wedding
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There’s often an unspoken rule when it comes to weddings, which is that as a guest, you shouldn’t announce major life events like engagements or pregnancy that could interfere with the bride and groom’s big day.
But if you’re already heavily pregnant when a loved one ties the knot, there’s not much you can do to hide that information from people — and in most cases, the couple tying the knot wouldn’t be you ask for it.
That’s not quite the case for one woman on Reddit, however, as she’s been accused of “staging” her brother’s wedding because she was seven months pregnant at the time and didn’t update every guest on her baby news ahead of the day .
The mother-to-be explained that she doesn’t have much contact with her extended family and her brother and parents all knew she was pregnant – but her new sister-in-law didn’t.
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in the her postShe explained: “I don’t have close contact with my family. I live in another state so I don’t have much contact with them. My brother got married last weekend and invited me.
“My husband and I recently separated, and that’s when I found out I was pregnant. My extended family knew nothing about the separation or the pregnancy. I told my brother I was pregnant when we spoke on the phone before the wedding, he congratulated me and more or less that was it. My parents knew about the pregnancy too.
“I am currently 7 months pregnant and going through a divorce. When I showed up at the wedding everyone was super shocked to see me pregnant and alone there. A lot of questions followed, I answered them with as little information as possible and that was it.”
The wedding took a turn when the priest presiding over the ceremony decided to mention the woman’s pregnancy, infuriating the bride.
But things reached a boiling point when the woman’s brother made a comment about his “nephew”, prompting the woman to reveal she is indeed expecting a baby girl – leaving the bride furious.
She said: “During the ceremony, the priest mentioned my pregnancy to make a joke about what’s next for the bride and groom. Something like ‘and after’ [my] Baby, hopefully many more will join this wonderful family.’
“The bride was upset because now everyone knew I was pregnant. During the photo session at the reception, my brother said ‘okay, now I want to take a picture with my favorite sister and my first nephew’. I laughed and said “Actually niece” and he was super happy.
“The bride later came up to me and called me an asshole for framing her wedding not only with my pregnancy but also with the ‘baby gender announcement.’
“Her family is obviously on her side, my brother thinks she’s acting crazy and I haven’t done anything wrong and my parents think I should have let people know I was pregnant before I came to the wedding and should have kept quiet about gender.”
Commenters on the Reddit post are firmly on the woman’s side, as many insist she could not have hidden her pregnancy even if she had wanted to.
And some even blamed the priest, saying he shouldn’t have mentioned their pregnancy for seemingly no reason.
One person said: “The priest… yes, the priest is the asshole of the story. They shouldn’t have mentioned the pregnancy in the ceremony. That was completely wrong.”
While another added: “They weren’t intentionally trying to upstage anyone. The comment on gender was literally just in passing. You would be an asshole if you stood up in the middle of the reception and told everyone the gender. I understand it’s her day, but your mere existence doesn’t take away from her special day.”
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