Weddings cause stress, and stress turns people into monsters. Normally, it’s just an IRL version of MTV’s True Life: I’m Getting Married where the bride turns into an all out wild woman (which is probably just for the camera). Other times, it could turn the groom into a bumbling mess who’s afraid of being with one woman for the rest of his life. Or, in this case, it’s caused the bride’s sisters to become cutthroat when it comes to who gets to be Maid of Honor.
In a story that sounds like it’s directly out of Things Girls Do After Graduation (here and here, if you’re unfamiliar), this 23-year-old girl’s 31-year-old sister offered her $10,000 to replace their 20-year-old sister as the Maid of Honor in her upcoming wedding. Seeking advice, Reddit user richebiche (can’t make this up, guys) took to Reddit’s “Relationships” thread to seek out of the advice other commenters. Her question, which was submitted on September 15th, has been upvoted more than 2,000 times since it was posted, and reads as follows:
My [23f] oldest sister [31f] offered me $10,000 to ask her to be my MOH instead of my younger sister [20f]. My older sister is a terrible person and we aren’t close. It’s a LOT of money for my fiancé and me but it’s also (hopefully) my only wedding day. I don’t know what to do.
Now, I assumed that when she said her older sister was a “terrible person” that she meant “she won’t share her concealer with me” and “she got all the nice clothes as a kid and all I got was her hand-me-downs.” But, as it turns out, her sister does actually seem like a terrible person as evidenced by another comment made by richbiche herself.
My older sister Mary was always daddy’s little girl and she grew up cruel, selfish, and conceited just like him. My little sister and I have never been close with her or our father but we’ve always been there for each other.
When my father passed last year he left Mary the bulk of his estate. Mary is flashing about town with the cash while my sister and I have been struggling to help our ailing mother get by. Mary visits our mom once in awhile and spends her time there making the kind of cruel comments our father made and texting. I really don’t like her but she mostly ignored me until now.
My younger sister Anne has always been the great beauty of the three of us and my older sister has always reserved the best of her vitriol for Anne. I know showing up Anne is probably the only reason Mary wants to be my maid of honor.
If the actual reason for wanting to be Maid of Honor is simply to show up the youngest sister, that’s some next-level cutthroat catty savagery coming from Mary. If she’s got $10,000 to burn and a scorched earth attitude to go with it, I don’t even think you have a choice in the matter. Mary is clearly the HBIC who gets what she wants, and if you deny her this “honor” of being by your side during the wedding, you’re pretty much asking for a hired gun to throw black paint on you while walking from your nuptials to the reception. I’m not saying it’s right, but if you know what’s good for you, you take the money and accept that your wedding day is going to be about your older sister rather than you. You can’t contain crazy. .