Sorry, I just have to vent about this...
have a cousin who just got engaged last month and is now rushing to get
married in September. She is 22 years old and has always been really
close with my little Sister, who is also 22, and asked her to be her
maid of honor. My cousin has always been a bit of a brat and nothing has
changed with this wedding planning.
She originally started telling family members that she planned to get married in October... the same day as my wedding. My Mom and her Mom (they are sisters) had to convince her that since we booked our venue in early 2015 and had already sent the save the dates, she needed to pick another date or risk family not going to her wedding. I guess she really felt slighted at this and told my sister that she didn't understand why I got to have the date. She also told my sister that she picked September so that she can get married before me. Oh man! she really got me! I guess there goes my thunder! WHY EVEN HAVE A WEDDING AT THIS POINT.
She has 6 bridesmaids and told them that they need to buy a $200 dress for the wedding and
wants all the BM's to buy new cowboy boots. All 6 of these girls are
19-23 and have part time jobs while they are in school and two are
single Moms. $200 isn't any of these girls budgets, but cousin never
asked. My sister told her, you know, one of the girls might not be able to afford the dress and my cousin said, "I don't care, I have replacements ready!".
Cousin is demanding that my sister "be a good maid of honor" and
give a speech, throw her bridal shower, and bachelorette party. My sister is terrified of public speaking and is dreading her speech.
I'm so sad for my sister because this is causing her so much stress; she has called me upset and says she just wants to drop out. I know that this is one of those times I have to let my sister handle this herself, but I have always been so protective of her so it is really difficult.
My sister also told me they are having their wedding in a friends barn. Not a barn that is used for weddings or events, but just an old barn that is currently used as a large tool shed/work space.