A Bride's Controversial Joke Sparks Unexpected Drama the Day Before the Wedding

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It's a time of joy and celebration when it comes to weddings, with all the excitement and anticipation of the big day. But for one bridesmaid, the events surrounding her sister-in-law's wedding took a dramatic turn when the bride made some controversial comments.

The bridesmaid, who has been with her fiancé for five years, was left feeling uncomfortable when her sister-in-law began to praise a female ex-friend of her fiancé's who had caused a lot of damage in the past. The bride then proceeded to say that she wished her brother had ended up with the female ex-friend instead of the bridesmaid.

Unable to stay in the role of bridesmaid, the woman chose to step down and give her dress to the bride so that she could still contact the female ex-friend to be the new bridesmaid. Her fiance's family was supportive of her decision, but her actual family was not so understanding.

Now, the bridesmaid is questioning whether she was wrong for walking away from the role of bridesmaid, or if the bride is the one in the wrong for making such comments. She posted her story on the AITA subreddit to find out what Redditors would think.

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At a family lunch the day before her sister-in-law's wedding, the bride made a controversial joke about her brother's ex-friend. This joke caused the brother and his fiancé to feel uncomfortable, and the fiancé became angry. The bride then said that it was a shame her brother never got to date his ex-friend because his fiancé 'took her place' and that she could not call her a sister because of this.

The fiancé withdrew as a bridesmaid in response to the bride's words and left with her fiancé. The bride's family attempted to convince the fiancé to stay but respected her wish to walk out. Is the fiancé in the wrong for responding the way she did?

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