A woman has been slammed online after she berated her brother for letting her nephew go on holiday instead of attending his wedding.
In a viral post on popular UK website Mumsnet, user Poppymonty3 shared the story, which received over 170 responses.
The user said her brother told her two weeks before her wedding that her nephew wouldn’t be there because he was going on vacation with his mother.
In the post, the user said she had been planning the wedding for about three years and was thrilled that her nephew was there.
According to the wedding-based website Brides, 40% of 500 newlywed or engaged couples in a 2020 Zola survey said wedding planning was “extremely stressful.” Another 71% thought it was more stressful than other major life events like finding a new job.
The user said in the Saturday, May 14, post: “I gave my brother a hard time because I can’t believe he told me this two weeks before my wedding. I spent a lot of money. money per guest and I brought gifts for my nephew.
“I love my nephew very much and have a lot to do with him, so I’m disgusted he’s not here. My brother said he couldn’t ‘tell him what to do’ because he had 15. Massively disagree, he’s a kid and shouldn’t choose to give up a few weeks before?
“If I had known this months ago I should have changed my seating plan which was printed because his name is on it. I have argued with my brother now to the point where he no longer comes to my marriage.
“He didn’t apologize for my nephew’s absence or offer to help pay for his absence. I’m really disappointed with my nephew, but I think his dad should set foot in stirrup? Am I blowing things up?
Although she revealed why she was upset, the majority of people who commented thought she was being unreasonable. Many said it was no surprise that a teenager would rather go on vacation than attend a wedding.
One commenter said: “You are, it’s rude of him and annoying, but yeah, falling out with people about it, it’s silly. It’s your wedding, not your nephew’s, he’s also 15, so of course he doesn’t want to miss a wedding vacation.”
Another added: “Yes I think you are exaggerating. A 15 year old was offered a holiday by his mum who, unless there was a good reason, probably shouldn’t have Book a vacation knowing he had prior commitments.
“A 15-year-old is obviously going to choose a holiday over a rather boring event for him and your brother is stuck in the middle.”
A third posted: “At 15 there’s absolutely no way I’m going to a wedding on vacation. You’re mad at the wrong people. It’s not her fault or yours fault. brother, if it was offered to him.”