A Reddit user who posted on the site’s popular “Bridezillas” forum said that she was incensed that her sister-in-law gave birth on the same day as her wedding day.
The unnamed bride’s wedding and sister-in-law’s C-section ended up being scheduled on the same day, and the bride was trying to get some anonymous support.
After getting engaged last year, she and her fiance set a June date.
“A few weeks (after announcing the date) my brother-in-law and sister-in-law announced the pregnancy of their first child,” her post began. “My sister-in-law is still very young and she grew up very spoiled. She’s still very self-centered but since her pregnancy, she has started maturing. Despite our personality differences she and I have grown sort of close. I was genuinely excited about the baby.”
After the wedding shower, she sent out invites for her ceremony. Then, her pregnant sister-in-law made a decision on her C-section.
“About two weeks before my shower my sister-in-law sent out invites for her baby shower-for May 19th,” the post said, which was the same day
She added: “My husband’s relatives who I had invited and who had RSVPed my shower skipped my shower for hers.” Then, she added, “(My sister-in-law) showed up at my shower in the last hour wearing a white dress, a tiara, and a pink satin sash over her chest.”
It got even worse, she claimed.
“About a week before my wedding, (my sister-in-law) announces that she scheduled her c-section for (the same day as the wedding),” she explained.
Her family then had to make a decision, the bride said.
“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. This family is incredibly close-knit and babies are a big deal for them. Then a bunch of their family friends got wind that these relatives weren’t attending and backed out as well,” the bride said.
Essentially, she explained, the baby shower was the same day as the bridal shower, and she scheduled the C-section on the same day as the wedding. The bride said that she didn’t feel like it was coincidental.
The bride then told her sister-in-law that she was upset after she asked what was wrong. After her niece was born, the bride still hadn’t gone to see the girl.
Some users felt that the dates weren’t coincidental.
“This is so bad. Worst of all it’s never going to end. Every year on her anniversary is the baby’s birthday. Every year she chooses her anniversary over the baby’s birthday she will get an earful,” one user said.
Another explained: “I don’t understand why people couldn’t do both the wedding and the birth. Typically just the father is allowed in the operating room so none of them could be there for the actual moment of birth anyways. Why not go visit the baby around the wedding schedule? It should be doable to fit both in fairly easily.”