An anonymous 28-year-old bride turned to Reddit to complain about the groom’s elderly grandmother. In the post, which has sparked controversy across the platform, the bride explains that she doesn’t want to invite her soon-to-be husband’s grandmother to the wedding because the youngsters would not be able to “let loose and party” because they’d have to be mindful of grandma’s watchful eye.
The groom’s grandmother is 98-years-old. That’s quite the age for someone! She must be delighted that her grandson is tying the knot and moving forward with his life by starting a family with the woman of his dreams. Unfortunately, the bride does not feel the same way.
She wrote, “My fiancé (30) and I (28) are getting married next month. Everything is going great, but we’ve been having a serious argument about having his grandmother at our wedding.”
The bride continued, “We’ve agreed to not have kids at the wedding, as we want the reception to be a huge party for our adult friends and family with dancing, loud music, and an open bar. However, precisely for the same reason that I don’t want kids there, I don’t want his elderly grandmother at our wedding either.”
According to the Reddit post, the bride invited the elderly grandmother to the wedding ceremony but told her not to come to the reception because it would be a “party atmosphere,” and the 98-year-old woman would be “completely out of place.”
This grandmother is the only surviving grandparent of either the bride or the groom, but this doesn’t make the bride want her to be at the celebration.
“This has caused a huge fight since she has said she always dreamed about being at her grandson’s wedding,” wrote the bride. “Which is why I said she’s more than welcome at the ceremony, but she will just be too out of place at the reception. She and he both insist that she will be fine and wants to go to the party. But I just know it will inevitably lead to us dealing with her and taking care of her, and I just want to get drunk and let loose with my friends.”
Reddit users quickly put the bride in her place, calling her a bridezilla and arguing that she needs to be kinder to the old woman.
“‘This makes me really sad. I’d give anything to have both my grandmas around for my wedding. This girl sounds super immature,” one reader wrote.
Another Reddit user added, “She’s 98. I’m sure she won’t be up till 2 am raving, sh*gging the best man on the top table and snorting illicit substances off the toilet seats with the maid of honor and the groomsmen. What will actually happen is: She’ll have a nice meal, she’ll get tipsy on one or two glasses of champagne and a Sherry. She’ll eat some wedding cake, watch the first dance, and she’ll get a taxi back to her hotel, most likely by 8 pm, but 9 pm at the absolute latest. Then, bridezilla has the rest of the night to get drunk with her friends, while the groom has the rest of the night to regret his life choices.”
Do you think grandma should be invited to the wedding reception?
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