A wedding can bring out the best and the worst in people, that much, we know. But I think we can all agree that one bride took it too far.

For the sake of the story we’ll call her ‘Carol’, and ‘Carol is pretty much the worst.

Between asking her bridesmaids to supply Excel spreadsheets with cake makers’ details to making them ‘contribute’ to her over-budget $10,500 wedding dress.


She was SO bad in fact, that one of her best friends, who have opted to remain anonymous, chose to write about her outrageous bridal behaviour on website, Mamamia.

‘At first, I thought Carol was just being a little overzealous when the group emails asking for input on everything from bridesmaid dress colours, hairstyles, make-up looks, bridal dresses, buttonholes for the groomsmen (something I had to Google) and table decorations came flooding through [sic], quickly taking up a large chunk of my day,’ the anonymous writer posts.

Soon she realise that this was a sign of things to come.


The anonymous woman soon started receiving emails at work, in which Carol asked her friends to supply spreadsheets with cake maker details including contact details, price brackets, flavours and an idea of how ‘prestigious’ each cake would be.

‘I had to read the email about three times to gauge what she was asking me,’ the anonymous writer says. ‘After the third disbelieving scan, I felt my blood start boiling. Was she serious?!’.

That’s not even CLOSE to how bad it got. When her friend didn’t supply the spreadsheet until the weekend, the bride wrote back saying it would have been more helpful to have the document a day earlier.

A couple of months later, the dutiful bridesmaid received the mother of all requests from Carol.

She had FINALLY found her perfect dress, a staggering $10,500 Marchesa gown that was way over budget. And then the e-mail entitled ‘Bridesmaid dress contribution’ came.

The long email outlined how the couple were now really over budget after the expensive outlay for the dress. ‘It was “totally fine if you can’t” but she would really love if we could “pitch in” around $150 each towards her “dream dress”. That it’d mean so very much to her and would mean that as she walked down the aisle, she’d be wearing something we’d all had a part in.’


Carol was ‘essentially asking her bridal party to chip in for her dress’.

Aside from their own $550 bridesmaid outfit, the accommodation for the wedding, the hen’s party, bridal shower AND three spa days planned, Carol’s bridesmaids were also expected to chip in for Carol’s dress.

‘I nearly threw my phone across the room, such was the rage that consumed me,’ the anonymous poster says. ‘I’m starting to think I might have to bail on this wedding, and friendship.’

Source: Daily Mail

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