Wedding guest dressing can often be a delicate subject for couples especially at weddings. And while they can provide a dress code on the invitations, they can’t really expect what guests actually show up wearing—as this bride recently learned.
For brides, the wedding day is a scared thing. Their first wedding is something they started planning when they were six years old. Surely, it’s easy to understand why the bride and in some cases the groom might be a little sensitive on their wedding day.
Unfortunately, one young man recently neglected to follow wedding protocol.
Of all things, he showed up at a wedding and reception in full military uniform – complete with an array of sparkling medals. Clearly, he is a proud man. He’s also a young man who might need some education on wedding etiquette.
He looked handsome and gallant standing is his dress uniform. While other guests might have been impressed, the unnamed bride was not among them.
The bride felt threatened that the attention was being focused on the soldier and not herself. The man behaved perfectly during the time he was in attendance. While the bride initially attempted to let it slide, vanity eventually got the best of her.
This is what the bride initially had to say on Reddit:
“Now, I have nothing against anyone in the military but this was a black tie optional wedding and frankly it felt very out of place and it seemed like he was just trying to show off. My wedding had over 300 guests and nobody else felt the need to wear something to make them stand out.”
While the young ladies in attendance were making a fuss about the soldier, the bride’s anger hit a fever pitch. To that, she stated: “If he wants to wear that to his own wedding then fine, but the whole point of having a dress code at a wedding is so that no one guest will stand out too much.”
She posted that she finally asked the young man to leave, something she admitted she felt bad about. The comments on her post were mixed.
Most traditions are good things, but you all have to keep some kind of perspective.
Most likely, the young soldier had no desire to upstage the bride and groom on their wedding day. We would like to know what you think, and we encourage you to discuss this story with friends.