Your wedding day is supposed to be the most joyous day of your life. Some women spend months preparing for it, trying to make sure it will go as smoothly as it can, that there are no unexpected disasters, and that she looks as good as she possibly can, obviously.
They pick out the dress, book a hair and makeup appointment, get their nails done, have a photographer at hand to take their picture. A bride is the star of the show that day.
And apparently, one bride, in particular, believed this so much that she went to drastic measures to make sure that was the case. She secretly made her bridesmaids gain weight just so no one could outshine her on her big day by giving them a smoothie made with a weight-gain protein powder.
Writing on Whimm, a woman named Penny revealed that this was the worst thing that she’s done.
She explained how she chose her sisters, with whom she’d always been “competitive”, to be her bridesmaids and not wanting to be outshined, set out on the task of making them look as bad as she can.
“I’ve been planning my wedding since I knew what a bride was, and I knew I would get a little bridezilla-ish but this wedding-focused atmosphere may have sent me into the stratosphere,” she wrote. “I started obsessing about every tiny detail and it was pretty much all I spoke about.”
“I set about making sure my sisters looked as ordinary as possible on my big day,” she said. “Well, as much as I could without being totally obvious about it.”
She adds that she would always feel like “Jan Brady in the middle” since her older sister, Maggie, is “serious, smug and driven” whereas her younger, Charlie, is “fun and flirty”. So she didn’t want to get her wedding pictures back and always be reminded that she is the least interesting of all three.
So, to make her blonde and fair-skinned sisters look “washed out and slightly ill”, she made their bridesmaids dresses neon yellow. And it’d all be fine and well if she stopped at that, but she also gave each of them a smoothie in the morning, which she told was a slimming smoothie but was actually designed to “fatten them up”.
“I even went as far as buying a weight loss shake and emptying the contents,” she wrote. “Filling it instead with a mega-weight gain protein powder I found in bodybuilding shop.”
Apparently, her scheme worked, and her sisters even had to get their dresses altered to fit their bigger waistlines.
Penny does admit that she sometimes feels guilty when she looks back at her wedding pictures and sees her sisters look “washed out and chubby”, but still doesn’t regret it because she did end up being the star of the day.
Well, here’s to hoping you never end up a bridesmaid for someone like this…