Bride And Maid Of Honour Caught Trying To Trick Bridesmaids Into Paying For Wedding Dress
The pair told the rest of the bridal party their dresses cost more, so they could put the extra money towards the cost of the bride's gown.
The details of the situation have been shared by one of the bridesmaids in the bridezilla forum of Reddit.
The user, who goes by the name of ShamedShaming Shamer, said the bride and her maid of honour told the six bridesmaids, including herself, that their dresses for the wedding would cost $400 each.
Yet the bridesmaid found out the gowns actually retail for half of that and then discovered the bride had lied about the real price in an attempt to pocket some extra money.
"Several years ago, a friend of mine asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding. There were six of us plus the MOH (maid of honour), so seven total," she wrote.
"The bride had picked out her dress already, one for the MOH and one for the bridesmaids. The dress itself was lovely but a bit expensive at $400 each since two of us were still in college and the rest had recently graduated."
"I was one of the two still in college so money was super tight," she added.
As a result, the maid of honour offered to to pay for the dresses on her credit card and said the bridesmaids could pay her back afterwards.
"The MOH decided she would pay for all of the dresses on her credit card because she wanted the air miles and we would pay her back directly.
"None of us minded, especially since she was going to let us pay her back in installments if we needed. I definitely needed."
The bridesmaid wasn't able to get to the final fitting because of her studies so the maid of honour paid for it and she went to pickup the dress the next weekend.
"I get there and the dress fits perfectly. The shop owner scoots off while I'm changing back into my street clothes since she has another client coming in but confirms we're all set.
"As I'm walking out the door, another person working there yells out hey, that will be $200."
Apparently the sales assistant she'd initially been dealing with, came over to help and said the dress had already been paid for.
I turned to walk out and suddenly realised she said $200 and not $400. Long story short, the dress was only $200. When I confronted the maid of honour about it, she spilled the beans.
"Apparently, the bride and maid of honour plotted together to charge us double to help pay for the bride’s dress. I let the rest of the bridesmaids know and four of us dropped out of the wedding immediately."
So if there's a lesson to be learnt her it's this: don't rip of your bridesmaids and if you want to have a wedding, pay for your own damn wedding dress.
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