The newly-married woman was completely shocked when her cousin’s boyfriend attempted to pop the question during her wedding reception.
“My wedding was September 21, 2019. We had a fairly decent sized wedding. My cousin and her boyfriend have only been dating not even 6 months at this point. I’ve met the guy once before my wedding and he never shows up to any family functions,” she begins. “We’re all having a great time at my wedding. My husband and I are mingling with the guests while everyone dances.”
That’s when she noticed her cousin’s boyfriend taking center stage.
“The next thing I know is my cousin’s boyfriend asks the DJ for his mike and goes to the center of the dance floor saying he has an ‘announcement’ to make and calls my cousin over. So, I rush over and say, ‘Nope, no one is getting engaged during my special day especially during my reception. You can get engaged later tonight but not right now. It’s my day. Thank you for understanding.’ And I go to walk away.”
After shutting down the grand proposal idea, the entire family started to weigh in.
“My cousin starts puffing and my aunt (her mom) starts yelling at me and calling me an entitled brat. It causes a huge fight and they all end up leaving.”
Unfortunately for the newly married couple, the drama didn’t end there.
“Flash forward to Christmas. Ugh, it was terrible! My stepdads entire side were rude and ignoring my husband and I.”
To make matters worse, the couple announced that their wedding date will be the same, just one year later.
“And of course, guess what happens! My cousin and her now fiancé announced their wedding date – September 21st, 2020!”
Feeling fed up, she’s asking, “Am I the a**hole for not allowing them to get engaged during my wedding reception and am I the a**hole for not attending the wedding on my one year anniversary?”
Thousands of people weighed in, with most declaring that the new bride was absolutely right in not wanting her special day to be hijacked by someone else’s proposal. One of the top comments pretty much sums up the general response: “That is EXTREMELY tacky of someone to do!!!! To propose at your wedding? Holy crap. Your family is AWFUL. This person isn’t even someone you know!! And they didn’t even ASK you, he just DID it?!?!?! JESUS.”
Katie Nave Freeman is freelance writer, producer, and mama living in Brooklyn, New York. Driven by her passion for storytelling, she is always seeking opportunities to elevate people who are working to better the world around them.