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Woman Spent Years Planning Her Dream Wedding, But Her Sister’s Last-Minute Demand Threatened to Derail Her Perfect Day.

When the Original Poster (OP) planned her dream wedding, she never expected to contend with her younger sister’s bizarre request to recreate her own bridal experience on OP’s special day. As the wedding day approaches, the suspense intensifies; will OP’s dream wedding become her sister’s do-over?

A Lifelong Bond

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In their late twenties, OP and her best friend since childhood are preparing for their much-anticipated wedding. They were high school sweethearts who chose to delay their wedding until they had achieved financial stability to create their ideal celebration. After years of saving and planning, their dream wedding, with a budget of around 19K, is now just a few months away.

A Previous Wedding

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OP’s younger sister, Stacy, is already married; she was married at the young age of 19 to a man she had been with for only five months. Her wedding, however, was rushed and minimalistic, conducted in a courtroom with no frills. Because of it being rushed, many family members couldn’t even attend.

A Surprising Proposition

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During a routine dinner at OP’s house, Stacy unveils a shocking request: she wishes to “feel like a bride” by walking down the aisle at OP’s wedding to meet her now husband at the altar. Initially, OP laughs it off, thinking it’s a joke. However, she soon realizes Stacy is serious about her appeal.

A Request Reiterated

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Despite the absurdity of the request, Stacy insists, arguing that it wouldn’t detract from OP’s special day as it would just be a private moment between the sisters.

Wearing White

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Her assertion becomes more concerning when she reveals that she plans to wear a wedding dress for the walk down the aisle. OP, understandably, rejects this proposal, citing it as a bizarre request.

A Public Plea

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Stacy, persistent in her pursuit, decides to ask OP again, this time in front of her fiancé. The man, assuming it’s a joke, echoes OP’s refusal. It seems evident that Stacy is trying to pressure OP into agreeing.

Family Dispute

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The situation escalates as both her mother and Stacy’s husband side with Stacy, accusing OP of being insensitive. They argue that Stacy cannot afford to have another wedding to relive her missed bridal experience. Despite not being wealthy themselves, OP and her future husband had planned for years to afford their celebration.

A Strained Relationship

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The situation strains the sisters’ relationship. OP feels caught between wanting to support her sister and protecting her own special day. They decide to have a conversation without their husbands or mother present.

Hidden Motives

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When they spoke, it was discovered that Stacy’s insistence may have stemmed from feelings of jealousy and inadequacy about her own wedding. Her deep-seated feelings of regret and envy come to the surface, revealing her motivations behind asking this crazy favor in the first place.

A Husband’s Plan

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When OP presses her sister further, it is discovered that her brother-in-law and mother were the ones who came up with this idea in the first place. Stacy didn’t even want to bring the idea up, but her husband insisted. This not only confused OP but made her question his motives.

A Retracted Invitation

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When everything comes to light, Stacy offers to exclude herself from the wedding due to the awkwardness of this request. OP decides to allow Stacy but excludes her brother-in-law.

Lifelong Regret

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When OP shared this news with her sister, she expected backlash. Surprisingly, Stacy is all for the decision and shares how she lives with a lot of regret for getting married at such an early age. It is revealed that OP and Stacy lost their father to an illness, and Stacy desperately wanted her Dad to be around when she got married, so she rushed into this choice.


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OP made a sacrificial decision. Because their Dad was no longer around to walk her down the aisle, she chose her sister to do so. This allowed her sister to finally get a special moment and to do so in a way that honored their Dad. OP was left feeling content and excited for her big day.

Was Refusing Her Sister’s Request For Her Wedding Day Appropriate?

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The readers in the forum had a lot of mixed views on the matter. Here are some of their responses:

Forum Responds

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One reader said, “ I love the resolution you came to. And I also love that you made it so she didn’t have to choose between making your mom and her husband happy and being there for you.”

Another Commenter Thinks

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Another responder wrote: “The fact that it made you guys closer in the end is absolutely beautiful. I think your Dad is looking upon both of you with more pride and joy than you could ever imagine.”

A Third View on The Story

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A different person states, “Stay close to your sister. She has already given you signs that she’s not happy in her marriage and may need your support to get out of it.”

A Final Perspective on the Matter

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Another viewpoint on the story: “I’m really glad to hear you’re not going to fall out with your sister over this. I’m glad you both have each other.”

What Do You Think?

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What are your thoughts on their actions?

What would you have done in this situation?

This story is inspired by a thread from an online forum.

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