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Groom Kicks All Female Relatives Out of His Wedding for Wearing White Dresses

Lois Oladejo
Oct 20, 2021
01:30 A.M.

A groom sparked an online debate after admitting to kicking all his female relatives out of his wedding for wearing white outfits as part of a supposed “prank.”

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While pranks are meant to be mischievous, they could sometimes prove inappropriate, potentially ruining important milestones. One 33-year-old groom would know better after an unpleasant encounter that almost ruined his wedding for good.

Luckily, he sprang into action at the nick of time, even if it meant banning all his female relatives from entering his wedding venue.

A picture of a wedding and a bride |Photo: Shutterstock

A picture of a wedding and a bride |Photo: Shutterstock

Unsure of how ideally he handled the situation, the groom took to the Reddit forum to vent his frustrations and seek the opinions of Redditors.

He began by explaining how his family had a decades-long tradition of teasing all the new females joining them through marriage. The mostly mischievous teasing and taunting, practiced by all his female relatives, were deemed a sort of test to determine if the new bride belonged with them or not.

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After passing the tests and successfully becoming a part of the family, the new intake would be expected to join them in teasing the next female. The jeering and teasing usually took months before the official welcoming.

Man and woman in wedding attire with the arms looped in. | Photo: Pixabay

Man and woman in wedding attire with the arms looped in. | Photo: Pixabay

As someone who always hated the practice, the groom warned his female relatives to desist from testing his wife. They refused, taking to social media to drop negative remarks about her looks and her job.

When the poster found out, he made them apologize, threatening to exclude them from his wedding. They did. Soon after, the man learned from his brother that the women planned to pull another prank by wearing white dresses alongside the bride, defying wedding traditions.

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Again, he warned them, and they all denied ever having such plans. The man went on to remind them they would be kicked out of his wedding if they pulled such a prank, his mom and grandma included.

A redditor's comment on the viral Reddit post | Photo: Reddit/AITA

A redditor's comment on the viral Reddit post | Photo: Reddit/AITA

The D-day finally came, and one by one, his female relatives showed up in their white dresses, which went against the wedding custom forbidding anyone but the bride from wearing white.

True to his words, he denied them entry into the venue of the wedding with his dad’s support. When they tried to create a scene, he threatened to adopt harsher measures. In the end, they all left angrily and proceeded to blast him and his new bride on social media.

Speaking to his mom after the wedding, he discovered the women had indeed been pulling a prank to discover if his new bride was a “bridezilla.”

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A redditor's comment on the viral Reddit post | Photo: Reddit/AITA

A redditor's comment on the viral Reddit post | Photo: Reddit/AITA

They all had their real wedding attires stashed in their bags which they planned to wear soon after seeing the bride’s reaction. But they never got the chance, thanks to the man’s aggressive reaction.

The poster’s mom demanded he and his bride apologize to every female member of the family for excluding them. When he declined, they all stopped speaking to him or including him in family activities.

Their treatment made him question his actions, leading him to seek the opinion of Reddit users, who were all glad to share their verdicts. One commented:

“Your family is toxic and I am so sad for your wife that they would do that, but also happy for her that she has a husband who will support her and have her back.”

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A redditor's comment on the viral Reddit post | Photo: Reddit/AITA

A redditor's comment on the viral Reddit post | Photo: Reddit/AITA

The commenter went on to imply the groom’s family only tried to hijack his wedding over a power play. Having the poster stand up for his wife was an assurance of a stronger, lasting union. Another agreed,

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“OP is NTA. Good for him to stick up for the bride. This isn’t high school, and there’s no time for juvenile behavior like that.”

Some insisted that while the poster’s reaction may have been too rash, he was justified because he warned his female relatives of the repercussions beforehand.

A redditor's comment on the viral Reddit post | Photo: Reddit/AITA

A redditor's comment on the viral Reddit post | Photo: Reddit/AITA

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Others pointed out that a prank was only considered a prank if all parties ended up laughing; otherwise, it is better termed as “bullying.” Last month, a similar situation caused an uproar on social media.

It involved a bride who forbade her 98-year-old grandmother-in-law from attending her wedding because she deemed her age inappropriate. In that case, netizens seemed to frown upon the bride’s discriminative actions, terming her a bridezilla.

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