A man was left horrified after his family decided to play a nasty prank on his wife on their wedding day.
A 33-year-old groom kicked out a number of his female family members from his wedding after they turned up in white dresses.
He took to Reddit to share his story, where he explained: “I have a large family. Mostly aunts and female cousins aside from mum, stepmum, stepsister, and grandmother.
“I don’t know how to say this but all those women I mentioned above are into teasing and joking. They’ve formed a unit (which I admit is kind of toxic) and they’d tease and roast every new woman that enters the family by marriage by setting up ‘tests’ to see if they deserve to be part of the family.
“Or roast their looks and styles to the point of breaking confidence and self-esteem down.
“Then after a few months of teasing, they’d announce that they’ve finally welcomed them into the family. The newest member would join in on the teasing too which is crazy as my dad says.”
Sadly, the same happened to his wife.
“When I first introduced my then-girlfriend now wife, I made it clear that I didn’t want any of the women in the unit to come at her or harass her not even with a single word,” he said.
“They went behind my back and roasted her looks and job and I discovered they’ve been doing it on Facebook. I had them apologise one by one after they gave the ‘we’re just testing the water to see if she’s capable to be part of the family’ excuse.
“They didn’t want to apologise but once I said I wouldn’t invite any of the unit unless they apologise, including my mum, everyone immediately apologised and brought gifts for my wife. First of them was my stepmum and my sister-in-law.”
But as the couple made plans to get married, he learned that “there was talk about the women in the family wanting to pull a prank on my wife by wearing white and called it the ‘ultimate test’ to see how my wife react.
“My brother warned me so I announced that if any one of them showed up in white I’d have them kicked out including mum. They said this wasn’t true and they’d never do such a thing.
“But they showed up to my wedding one by one wearing white dresses and each and every one of them was told to leave after they tried giving excuses by either making scenes or getting the men involved.
“The senior women of the unit, who are mum and aunts, also showed up in white but refused to leave. I threatened to take harsher action and mum was p***ed telling me to step aside but I didn’t let her in.
“I had her leave while the men in the family were watching stunned, dad was on my side and supported me a lot. I felt absolutely awful because my wedding was being interrupted by them making scenes.
“My wife was hurt beyond measure but the women in the family were pissed. My cousin blasted me on social media later saying I excluded all the women from the wedding because my wife was so insecure she couldn’t handle another woman’s presence at her wedding.
“I had an argument with them and mum berated me saying it was supposed to be a prank but I said they were taking it too far. Mum said I took it too far by kicking them out because they were trying to get a reaction from my wife to see if she was one of those ‘bridezillas’ and were going to change soon as the prank was over but I ruined my own and entire wedding by reacting so aggressively.
“I stopped talking after she said I had to bring my wife and apologise. I haven’t seen the lot of them in two weeks and they’ve excluded me from everything.”
He concluded his post by asking users whether he was in the wrong for how he handled the situation but many people said he did the right thing by standing up for his wife.
One person said: “Your family is toxic and I am so sad for your wife that they would do that, but also so happy for her that she has a husband who will support her and have her back.
“I’m sorry your family tried to hijack your wedding for a power play, but you did the right thing, and your marriage will be stronger because of it.”
Another commented: “A prank is only a prank if everyone ends up laughing. Otherwise, it’s just bullying.”
A third wrote: “I am shuddering at the thought of any woman having to marry into a family like that, but having [original poster] for a husband is definitely a silver lining.