Bride-to-Be Refuses Fiancé's Request to Include His Friend in Wedding Party

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Weddings can be a source of joy and stress. For one bride-to-be, her fiancé's friend is causing some drama. Despite not getting along with the friend, her fiancé wants her to be a bridesmaid. The bride-to-be is against the idea and suggests the friend be a groomsman instead. However, her fiancé refuses and accuses her of effectively keeping the friend out of the wedding party.

Who's in the wrong here? Is the bride-to-be being unreasonable or is her fiancé not considering her feelings? Join the conversation and share your thoughts about the situation.

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Wedding planning can be stressful, especially when it comes to choosing who will be in the bridal party. For this bride-to-be, the decision of whether to include her fiancé's friend, who doesn't like her, as a bridesmaid is causing a dilemma. While her fiancé wants his friend to be included, the bride-to-be doesn't want someone who doesn't like her to be standing by her side on her big day.

She suggested her fiancé's friend wear a black dress to match the groomsmen, but her fiancé shot down the idea. Now they're at an impasse, and the bride-to-be is wondering if she's being unreasonable for not budging. What would you do in this situation?

Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Bride-to-be stands her ground on not including fiancé's friend in wedding

thekelsey21 | thekelsey21

Bride-to-be refuses fiancé's friend in wedding party. NTA. Her wedding, her choice.

taway425698 | taway425698

Include friend in wedding in a non-attendant way 😊

Nina_Innsted | Nina_Innsted

A commenter shares a personal experience and warns against ignoring red flags 🚩

just_hear_4_the_tip | just_hear_4_the_tip

Bride-to-be refuses fiancé's friend in wedding party, suggests a compromise.

janewilson90 | janewilson90

Weddings are about including friends, not forcing them to switch. 👍

NiteGrimwood | NiteGrimwood

Bridesmaid obligation guilt is real, but stand your ground 💪

KraftyLikeAFox | KraftyLikeAFox

Commenter congratulates NTA bride-to-be for not including friend in party 🍾

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Embrace gender inclusivity in weddings! NTA proposed a fair alternative.

del901 | del901

Breaking gender norms in wedding parties: heartwarming stories ❤

amgouveia85 | amgouveia85

Choosing sides in a wedding can be tricky 👰‍🎓

willowmesara | willowmesara

Bride-to-be suggests including friend with groomsmen instead of bridesmaids ❤️

Mamertine | Mamertine

Stand your ground! Your bridesmaids should be YOUR friends 💪👰

Alarmed-Hamster-4047 | Alarmed-Hamster-4047

Wedding drama! Bride-to-be stands her ground on wedding party.

Ice_Burn | Ice_Burn

Friendship vs. Wedding: Who takes the priority? 🤔

Ijustmadesthup | Ijustmadesthup

Compromise is key! 🤝

No-Policy-4095 | No-Policy-4095

Compromise is key!🤝 Consider talking to your fiancé and finding a solution that makes everyone happy.

DucksFuckBitches | DucksFuckBitches

Mixed wedding parties are common now, NTA for refusing.

mfruitfly | mfruitfly

Compromise wins! 🎉 Bride-to-be handles situation perfectly. 😎

pudge-thefish | pudge-thefish

Wedding party drama: Bride-to-be stands firm on bridesmaid choices 💍

TeemReddit | TeemReddit

Bride-to-be stands her ground against fiancé's entitled friend 🙅‍♀️

Positive_Mango_2783 | Positive_Mango_2783

Groom's outdated views clash with bride-to-be's modern approach 🤔

FerociousFrizzlyBear | FerociousFrizzlyBear

Bride-to-be refuses fiancé's friend in wedding party; no compromise possible.

aodh_7 | aodh_7

Wedding party: whose side are you on? 🤔

SnooBunnies1088 | SnooBunnies1088

Bride-to-be refuses fiancé's friend in wedding party, commenters support her.

AmoraLynn | AmoraLynn

Bride-to-be stands her ground on bridesmaid selection. 👏

Foxxy_Vixen35 | Foxxy_Vixen35

Bride stands firm on bridesmaids, commenters call her NTA 👏

Top-Bit85 | Top-Bit85

Wedding drama and a potential frenemy? 👀

Cranberry_Glade | Cranberry_Glade

Breaking gender norms and looking great in wedding photos! 📷

CatAnne119 | CatAnne119

Include only those who will be there for YOU on YOUR day! 👰

TheArtfulDanger | TheArtfulDanger

Choose your bridesmaids, not your fiancé's friends. NTA 👏

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Breaking gender norms with an NTA groomsman proposal 💪

dancing_chinese_kid | dancing_chinese_kid

Fiancé wants friend in bridal party, NTA for refusing. 🙅‍♀️

PhssthpokthePak | PhssthpokthePak

Short and savage response with a touch of humor 😂

akaynaveed | akaynaveed

Bride-to-be stands her ground against groom's entitled request 🙅‍♀️

Minute-Limit-5249 | Minute-Limit-5249

Not the a**hole for excluding fiancé's friend from wedding

-Eggers | -Eggers

Bride has the final say on bridesmaids. Regular guest is fine 👍

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Alternative roles can be offered to the friend. 🤔

Readingandwondering | Readingandwondering

Bride-to-be refuses fiancé's request to include his friend in wedding party. Commenter supports her decision.

Few-Entrepreneur383 | Few-Entrepreneur383

Include her as MC or guest. Not the a**hole.

somegingershavesouls | somegingershavesouls

Positive comment, wishing the couple a happy marriage ❤️

portlandisleavin | portlandisleavin

Bridesmaids are for the bride, NTA 👰💍

flora_pompeii | flora_pompeii

Breaking gender norms! 👰🤵 Bride-to-be stands her ground 💪

pnutbuttercups56 | pnutbuttercups56

Let him have his friend, NTA. 🤵👰

YouretheAH | YouretheAH

Fiancé's friend causing conflict, bride-to-be suggests she support him instead. 👍

Tired_Mama3018 | Tired_Mama3018

Bride-to-be stands her ground in wedding party decision 🙅‍♀️

treefucker5001 | treefucker5001

Gender norms don't matter, do what works for your wedding! 🎉

mentalblock_rn | mentalblock_rn

Breaking gender norms at a wedding party. NTA.

Cyarsonix | Cyarsonix

Bride-to-be stands firm on not including fiancé's friend in wedding

formerly_valley_pete | formerly_valley_pete

Don't let anyone ruin your special day! 💕

justanothergirl4278 | justanothergirl4278

Wedding drama alert! Friend request denied by bride-to-be.

goodboybane | goodboybane

Supporting non-traditional groom, but bride's happiness matters most! 🙌

No_Donkey9914 | No_Donkey9914

Understanding fiancé's perspective is important, but NTA for choice 💍

Cent1234 | Cent1234

Commenter senses trouble with fiancé's pushy friend request 🚩

Right_Step6202 | Right_Step6202

Breaking gender norms: Bride refuses fiancé's request for all-male party 💪

latinsk | latinsk

Fiancé's demand for his friend as bridesmaid is ridiculous and selfish 🙄

rougecomete | rougecomete

Bride-to-be stands up for herself and refuses fiancé's unfair request 🙅‍♀️

mangonlime | mangonlime

Red flag alert! Fiancé gaslighting over wedding party request 🚨

MissJenniferSweet | MissJenniferSweet

Speculations arise about groom's friend being his mistress 👀

paperwasp3 | paperwasp3

Bride-to-be stands her ground on wedding party selection. NTA.

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