In a surprising turn of events, the Original Poster (OP) attends what he believes to be an engagement costume party, unknowingly dressing as the Corpse Bride to his friend’s secret wedding. This harmless prank spirals out of control as the newlyweds accuse him of intentionally overshadowing their big day, culminating in a tense confrontation. With the climax leaving the couple and OP on bad terms, will the true intentions be uncovered and friendships salvaged? Or will they forever remain severed?
OP’s long-time friend, a 20-year-old woman, announces her recent engagement and invites him to a small costume party as a celebration. An enthusiastic cosplayer, OP questions about the theme but is informed there isn’t any. Unbeknownst to him, a major twist awaits.
The Corpse Bride
OP decides to attend the engagement party dressed as the Corpse Bride, intending it as a humorous choice. On arriving, everything seems normal, and a few guests even compliment his costume. The party was going smoothly, with all having a good time, but the evening held a big surprise.
The Surprise Wedding
Ten minutes into the party, the fiancé makes an unexpected announcement – it is their wedding day. The fiancé mentions that this was inspired by a video the friend had seen. OP, taken aback, wonders if his attire is now inappropriate for the event.
The Quick Solution
Concerned about his outfit, OP approaches the groom-to-be, suggesting that he could quickly return home and change his attire. The groom reassures him that his current attire is fine, given that OP was unaware of the true nature of the event. Trusting the groom, OP decides to stay.
OP and the rest of the guests proceed to the backyard for the surprise wedding ceremony. The couple gets married, and the reception follows immediately in the house. However, a storm is brewing beneath the surface of the seemingly happy party.
Ignored by the Bride
As the reception proceeds, OP tries to converse and celebrate with his newlywed friend but is repeatedly dismissed with excuses. He assumes it is due to the wedding stress and gives the bride some space. The party soon concludes, but the drama is just beginning.
The Unexpected Accusations
Upon returning home, OP starts receiving a flurry of notifications. It’s his friend, the bride, furiously blaming him for ruining her wedding. Confused, he questions what he did to invite such wrath.
The Wedding Dress Fiasco
The enraged bride points out that it is basic etiquette not to wear a wedding dress to another person’s wedding. Still confused, OP reminds her that he was unaware of the wedding and had even sought her husband’s opinion on his outfit.
The Groom’s Confusion
The groom texts OP, questioning why OP told his wife that he had given the okay to the Corpse Bride outfit. Upon OP’s clarification, the groom flips, blaming OP for the ensuing fight between the newlyweds. The evening’s happy memories begin to unravel rapidly.
OP, feeling remorseful for unintentionally causing a rift, tries to apologize to the bride, insisting he would not have made such a choice if he had known. His apologies, however, fall on deaf ears. The next morning presents a shocking turn of events.
The Ultimate Blockade
OP wakes up to find that both the bride and groom have blocked him on all communication platforms. This sudden estrangement leaves him utterly dismayed, marking the climax of the post-wedding drama.
The Guilt Trip
Feeling guilty and isolated, OP is caught in a whirlwind of confusion, regret, and a sense of betrayal. This miscommunication and misunderstanding have led to the loss of a cherished friendship. The toll of this unexpected turn of events begins to weigh heavily on him.
As time passes, OP must navigate the repercussions of the unforeseen incident. Despite his intentions being harmless, he is seen as a villain. The once-celebratory atmosphere is now replaced with silence and resentment.
Was The Man’s Behavior Appropriate?
OP posts his story online for feedback. The readers in the forum had a lot of mixed views on the matter. Here are some of their responses:
One reader said, “You offered to change and were told not to, and it would be fine by the GROOM. Who then back peddled and retrospectively said you should have got changed.”
Another Commenter Thinks
Another responder wrote, “They are running a bait-and-switch, complaining that your costume wasn’t appropriate for the wedding you didn’t know you were attending. Then they complain that you said the husband told you not to go home and change.”
A Third View on The Story
A different person stated, “What did she expect? She wanted a surprise wedding. So, she shouldn’t be surprised that people weren’t wearing wedding-appropriate clothes. It’s her fault.”
A Final Perspective on the Matter
Another reader commented, “It was a costume party, and you wore a costume. No one had any idea it was a wedding. Even if you went home to change, there is a chance that you could have missed part of the ceremony.”
What Do You Think?
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.