Fuming bride kicks veteran out of her wedding because she felt he was 'showing off' by turning up in military uniform
When it comes to weddings and wedding etiquettes, majority people are aware of the basic dos and don't's like not wearing white and not grabbing any attention so that the sole focus is on the couple getting married.
One wedding guest decided that he would like to have some part of the attention and turned up to the wedding ceremony in his full military uniform which featured all the sparkling medals he had earned. The bride was not at all pleased with the gesture and wanted him out. She took to Reddit's 'Am I The A**hole forum' and revealed how shocked she was upon seeing the veteran's attire and believed he was "showing off".
The anonymous bride wrote, "The son of one of my husband's family friends showed up to my wedding in his Marine's formal wear, complete with all his medals. 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."
The bride also added how the man did behave like a gentleman when he was at the reception but she was unable to get over how much attention the veteran was stealing from her big day. "There were a few excited teenage girls at my wedding who wanted to take a picture with him, to which he graciously agreed," she continued. "Many people were thanking him for his service, and frankly it just felt like the only reason he wore that was to be in the spotlight and make it about him, which I don't think you are supposed to do at someone else's wedding."
"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 added. Eventually, it got a bit too much for the bride who asked the veteran to leave. She shared how bad she felt while doing it but it did not feel right to have him there.
People responded to the woman's post including some members of the military who agreed that it was the wrong event for him to sport his uniform. One person wrote, "This is from a former Army Sergeant. Wearing formal military wear at formal civilian events is allowed per regulations, but you have to be a special kind of a**hole to wear it to a non-military wedding without specific permission of the couple. The reason for this is the same as wearing white to a wedding - this puts you in competition with the bride."
Another person shared, "I would agree, but the fact that he had several medals makes me think he was older and more experienced, and thus probably knew exactly what he was doing." While a third added, "You have to be a special kind of a**hole to wear it to a non-military wedding without specific permission of the couple. I just texted this thread to my dad since he's a former Marine and he shared basically that sentiment. You have to be a really attention-grabbing asshole to do that." But then most ended their opinion by saying that the bride may have overreacted a tad bit by throwing him out.