Bride's Special Day Ruined By Self-Centered Sister-In-Law

Anyone who’s been through the trials and tribulations of planning a wedding knows that, in most circumstances, the dates for things like the bridal shower, bachelor’s party, rehearsal & rehearsal dinner, and the wedding and reception are planned well in advance. They aren’t secrets. Everyone involved knows what’s happening and when.

So what happens when the sister of the groom decides she deserves all of her family’s attention and not the bride and groom at their nuptials?

She uses her pregnancy to tank both the bridal shower and wedding.

After she got engaged last November, she and her fiance had set a June date almost immediately. Unfortunately, her time in the spotlight didn’t last long.

“A few weeks (after announcing the date) my brother-in-law and sister-in-law announced the pregnancy of their first child,” her story began.


The problems apparently began with the wedding shower. After the soon-to-be bride set a date for May and sent out invites, the pregnant sister-in-law made a shocking decision. “About two weeks before my shower my sister-in-law sent out invites for her baby shower-for May 19th,” the post explained. “My husband's relatives who I had invited and who had RSVPed my shower skipped my shower for hers.”

Things somehow got even worse. “About a week before my wedding, (my sister-in-law) announces that she scheduled her C-section for (the same day as the wedding),” the [bride] explained, adding that a health condition led to the decision to have the C-section. “My mother-in-law and father-in-law told us that if they had to choose between the first grandchild and our wedding they'd choose the baby. Then his grandparents, his three aunts and two uncles and several cousins all said they wanted to be at the hospital for the baby.”

Basically, after having the baby shower on the same day as the bridal shower, the bride’s new sister-in-law ended up scheduling the C-section for the same day as the wedding, and the bride didn’t feel like it was a coincidence. Apparently, the sister-in-law had other options recommended to her by her doctor for the date of the C-section, but she chose to have it on the same day as the wedding.

None of that is coincidence. No one can tell us the sister-in-law didn’t do this on purpose. The focus had to be on her and her pregnancy, not her then future sister-in-law and brother’s wedding. She did everything she could to undermine the nuptials…and succeeded.

Either she has some unresolved psychological issues that need to be addressed, or is a spoiled brat…or both. After all, who in their right mind does that, and to her own brother and sister-in-law?

I can see there are going to be problems with that family.