Bride left fuming as sister ignores wedding dress code and turns up in jeans

A bride has been left outraged after her sister failed to follow ‘one simple rule’ about her wedding’s black-tie dress code and arrived wearing jeans and a t-shirt

An upset bride
The bride was furious with her sister’s outfit choice (stock photo)

Weddings have taken on many forms over the years, and while you used to be tied down to a strictly formal affair with guests in posh dresses and expensive suits, there are many who now opt for a much more laidback approach that allows guests to wear whatever they feel comfortable in.

However, just because wearing comfy clothes to some weddings is permitted these days, that doesn’t mean you can ignore the dress code of all weddings – as some couples still want to go down the traditional route, and some wedding venues will still insist on black tie.

And that’s exactly the issue one bride faced when she held her wedding at a venue that required guests to wear formal attire, as her own sister decided to ignore those rules and turned up in jeans and a t-shirt.

In a Reddit post shared by the bride’s sister, she explained she has a “masculine style” when it comes to clothes and wasn’t interested in wearing a dress, but opted to also skip wearing a suit because she didn’t like the ones she had tried on.

The woman decided to wear jeans as suits aren’t her ‘style’ (stock photo)


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So instead, she wore a “stylish” pair of jeans and a blue top – and was almost denied entry to the venue.

She said in the post : “I have a more masculine style. I simply dress more masculine and casual. I never liked doing my hair or my makeup and I was never into that feminine stuff.

“My sister got married last week and ever since her wedding planning started taking place I’ve been told that I should dress appropriately for the wedding. They expected me to do my hair or makeup but this is just not for me. I’m not like that at all and I don’t think I should change the way I am for a wedding.

“My mum kept telling me to at least wear something nice even if it’s not a dress, but honestly I didn’t feel comfortable in anything. I tried on some suits and while they looked nice, this is not my style at all.

“I decided to simply wear a more expensive and stylish pair of jeans that I own with a blue top that is not casual but not formal either. It’s the best I could do so I’d not be 100% casual, but also feel comfortable.

“At first, I was denied entrance because the venue is black tie only, but my sister tried to convince the owner to let this go this once because I’m her sister.”

During the wedding, the woman found that her sister “barely spoke” to her and when she later confronted her sibling about it, she was told she caused the bride unnecessary stress by making her talk to the owner of the venue about letting her in – just because she couldn’t follow the dress code.

She added: “My sister barely spoke to me or acknowledged me all night. After the wedding, my parents kept telling me how immature I was about the whole thing and that I owe my sister an apology.

“I called my sister trying to talk it out and I said that we should really let this go, it’s just clothes. My sister then started ranting about how on her wedding day she had to stress about convincing the owner of the venue to let me in because I couldn’t follow one simple and common rule.

“She said that me proving how different I am was more important than making a small compromise and wearing a suit at least.

“I explained it’s such a stupid argument, because why should I have to wear a suit? [I also told her] how shallow she is for caring so much about appearances and outfits, and that her wedding should be special to her beyond the sparkles and the expensive hair and makeup.”

But commenters on the Reddit post were firmly on the bride’s side, as they said the poster was making her sister’s wedding about her when she should have just followed the instructions and worn a suit.

One person said: “Her wedding wasn’t about you. You made it about you. That’s selfish.”

While another added: “Dress codes are a thing. We abide by them daily. You can’t wear a bikini to the office, for example. Your sister is right – why couldn’t you just put yourself second for one day and played along?”

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