A bride kicked her bridesmaid out of the wedding party and the reactions are priceless
Being a bridesmaid can be a fraught experience. It’s expensive, time-consuming, and did I mention expensive? Emotions are usually running high during wedding preparations and there’s bound to be some socially awkward moments that come along the way. Case in point: Twitter user Courtney Duffy shared an email she received from a bride kicking her out of the wedding party.
Duffy took to social media to share what happened and asked JetBlue to do her a solid.
SOS @JetBlue! Booked my X-C flights for a wedding, then was asked "to relinquish" my "duties as a bridesmaid" & mail my bridesmaid outfit X-C so another girl could fill in and wear it (Happy bday to me!) I am laughing & crying & must avoid this wedding at all costs. Pls help? pic.twitter.com/OrZUptt34w
— Courtney Duffy (@cduffy90) July 27, 2018
“SOS JetBlue! Booked my X-C flights for a wedding, then was asked ‘to relinquish’ my ‘duties as a bridesmaid’ & mail my bridesmaid outfit X-C so another girl could fill in and wear it (Happy bday to me!),” she wrote. “I am laughing & crying & must avoid this wedding at all costs. Pls help?”
She attached the email, which did indeed prove that she had been formally asked to step down from the wedding party.
In the email, Alex, the bride, explained that she made this decision because her friend couldn’t make it to the bachelorette trip or the full day of the wedding (she apparently had a flight booked for the evening of the ceremony) due to grad school obligations. Things got a little more uncomfortable when Courtney was asked to return her wedding outfit.
“I know this is incredibly awkward but there is a possibility that I might be able to have someone else step into the role and assume the duties,” the bride wrote. “Could you please mail the jumpsuit to me? I’ll Venmo you the postage and the cost of the jumpsuit – just let me know the total.”
She concluded her email by reassuring her former bridesmaid that they were “totally cool” and she was looking forward to seeing her at the wedding.
So, the internet had some thoughts about this email. Some said that the bride was perfectly in the right for asking her friend to step down.
I'm a woman. I don't see how email is bad. At 18 my bff was supposed to room with me in college but changed her mind and wrote me a similar email. I wasn't mad. I didn't take it personal and nobody was being rude or mean.— Ricki Spanish (@GisEloquent) July 27, 2018
I was starting to think I was the only one. Email was tacky and she should have called. Bridesmaids should be there for the entire wedding festivities. She didn’t disinvite her but just took that extra crap off her plate. Bullet dodged. But we only know one side 🤷🏻♀️— Suddenly Susan (@susan_gu3) July 28, 2018
i respect the hell out of this bride, go hard or don’t go at all https://t.co/K80mox1ph2
— will defries (@WilldeFries) July 28, 2018
Some people were completely #TeamCourtney.
Bridesmaids *should* be there for the entire wedding festivities??? Try “Bridesmaids are invited to the entire wedding festivities. It’s an honor, not a summons. God forbid life duties could take precedence. 👿👿👿👿👿— Benedict the Mad 🤡🎈 (@benedictthemad) July 28, 2018
I can't even imagine sending an email like this. https://t.co/aZvuI1oD9t
— Ashley C. Ford (@iSmashFizzle) July 27, 2018
This… is… just.
I can’t even. https://t.co/6XEQwTY6GL
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) July 27, 2018
<Narrator’s voice> And they were so NOT totally cool.— Al Calavicci Votes (@AlResists) July 27, 2018
Others had some choice words about that jumpsuit.
girl you keep that jumpsuit and do a photoshoot in it— Molly Priddy (@mollypriddy) July 27, 2018
I’d do something like in Amelie and have the jumpsuit photographed in various locations— Unstable Isotope (@UnstableIsotope) July 27, 2018
Please transfer this ticket to a beach location, and send the bride a picture of you swimming in the ocean in the jumpsuit.— Jessica Huseman (@JessicaHuseman) July 27, 2018
Unless you are a paratrooper, there is no conceivable event worth flying cross country toting a jumpsuit.— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) July 27, 2018
Oh, and then JetBlue got in on the action.
Hey Courtney, we’ve been thinking. The jumpsuit may have been borrowed, but we’ll bring the (Jet)Blue. When you’re ready to patch things up, we’d like to help make your old friendship feel like new. A future girls’ weekend is on us!— JetBlue Airways (@JetBlue) July 28, 2018
It doesn’t totally sound like Courtney and Alex are going to go on a girl’s getaway trip anytime soon. BUT hopefully Courtney uses those miles to head somewhere fun after her classes are done (the jumpsuit may or may not be in tow).