Let's All Shame This Man Who Wanted His Bride-To-Be To Buy A $50 Wedding Dress Off Wish!

by Stephanie Maida · January 17, 2020

    One of my favorite guilty pleasures is perusing the deliciously dramatic subreddit r/AmITheAsshole, where socially inept people take to the forum to ask users whether or not they are, in fact, the asshole in various social situations.

    In most cases, the OP (that's "original poster" in Reddit speak) is not the asshole, just someone who stood up for themselves when everyone around them was being the asshole. But once in a while the thread gets the opportunity to personally tell OP that yes, they absolutely suck and should not only apologize to the person/people they've offended, but also anyone else they've ever met. 

    On such occasions, Reddit users are usually all too happy to rip into OP, but one recent example has drawn so much ire, it's making headlines. We're sure it's going to make you see red, too.

    So here's the tea. A 38-year-old man began his post asking "AITA (Am I The Asshole) for telling my fiancee (f 27) her wedding dress choice is way too extravagant and suggesting alternatives?"

    OK, we've all heard some wild Bridezilla stories, so this dude might have a legitimate point. So far, so reasonable. But let's continue.

    He goes on to explain that both he and his fiancee have saved up money for the wedding, and have about $6,000 left, put together, to ostensibly be put towards their honeymoon. However, the bride-to-be has yet to buy her dress. Cue the absolutely ridiculous price tag on the gown she's found. Does she want to spend the whole $6,000? Does she want to spend $10,000? $20,000?! What caused this man to call his fiancee "a toddler throwing a tantrum over a sparkly toy she can't have"?

    $950. A $950 gown and a $150 veil. UM, HELLO. For a wedding dress, that's a steal! Does this guy not know anything?! Apparently not, as he claims to have found similar dresses "for $50 to $100" on - get this - Wish. The ecommerce site notorious for its poor quality, and well, not so honest advertising. Like, WHAT?! 

    And if that sounds like the worst part, it's not. The worst part is that after telling him she'd pay for the dress with her own money, and even after her parents offered to buy it, this man is adamant: he does not want her to have this gown.

    She went to stay with her parents, and according to an update, ended up finding the thread. OP then took to the comments section (where everyone was, of course, calling him the asshole) to double down on his terrible stance. Just saying, he seemed to be drinking his troubles away based on his spelling. 

    Here's hoping this bride took the dress and, well, left the groom.

    Read the full thread on Reddit HERE! Ugh.