People are divided by viral post about woman planning her wedding without being engaged


A Reddit consumer has sparked a debate on the platform after revealing that an acquaintance has began planning her wedding regardless of not being engaged.

This week, a Reddit consumer who goes by the username Distinct-Ad-1348 described the state of affairs in a post to the Wedding Shaming subreddit.

In the post, titled “My best friend’s friend is planning her wedding without being engaged,” the consumer defined that their finest pal lately moved to a different state the place she befriended a woman who was single on the time.

However, in keeping with the OP [original poster], the woman finally started relationship somebody who didn’t have a gradual job or dwelling, however who moved in with her shortly after. The woman is now planning the couple’s wedding, regardless of not being engaged, as a result of she is “desperate to get married”.

In the post, the Reddit consumer stated that the wedding planning has included buying a “cheap” wedding gown, selecting flowers and a location, reserving wedding make-up and hair appointments, and asking her finest pal for recommendation on her personal wedding two years prior.

“She has chosen flowers and a location and is asking my friend questions about her own wedding (was two years ago) and knocking everything she did,” the post reads. “She’s saying that her dress was way too much and has bragged about hers [being] so much cheaper. She’s basically shaming my friend’s very beautiful, very reasonably priced wedding while planning her own… and she isn’t engaged yet.

“No proposal, no ring, no fiancé- but apparently she’s ready if and when that day comes.”

The consumer concluded the post including: “This is not normal behaviour.”

The post, which has since been upvoted greater than 800 occasions, has prompted a spread of responses, with one individual claiming that the behaviour is “unhinged” and that they’d be “very concerned” if one in all their buddies was “spending time with someone like this”.

“At best, someone like that is going to cause a lot of drama which they will blame on other people,” they added.

Another individual stated: “Oh god. I thought I was bad for having a Pinterest board of wedding dresses and colour schemes and snooping on venues while I’m not engaged …. but I at least have a partner who has told me he will be proposing within the year.”

“It sounds like your friend needs to un-meet this woman and have nothing to do with her,” another person wrote.

The post additionally prompted others to share their very own experiences with people who prematurely deliberate their nuptials, with one other individual writing: “My ex best friend bought a wedding dress before she even had a boyfriend.”

However, others weren’t fully shocked by the state of affairs, as one individual famous that the planning is “overzealous” however that all of us “dream of our wedding at some point”.

“You do not need to have an actual proposal to plan a wedding. Folks do it all of the time. The two of them could have just decided they want to do it,” another person wrote.

According to Brides, the typical wedding sometimes takes one 12 months to plan, whereas one skilled famous that they sometimes advocate {couples} wait at the very least one month after their engagement to start planning.

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