There are certain things that you just want to avoid at a wedding. Speeches from the drunk uncles, fights between in-laws, red wine on the bride’s dress, and basically anything that draws attention away from the bride and groom.
Unfortunately, one best man and his gf missed this memo and ended up totally hijacking their friends’ wedding ceremony with a proposal AND pregnancy announcement. Oh dear.
After the fact, the bride wrote in to Slate’s advice column “Dear Prudence,” to ask whether the actions of John and Jane were enough to consider ending the long-term friendships.
“I couldn’t even hear the vows my husband wrote or the rest of the ceremony over the noise of Jane’s happy sobs, her very surprised family who were also guests, and people seated nearby congratulating her,” the bride wrote. What’s more, John’s best man speech ended up focussing on his love, rather than that or the bride and groom, and even the videographer’s lens was drawn toward the newly minted fiancées a little too often.
The stunt was enough to seriously aggravate the original couple of honour, and for the groom to stop talking to John all together and consider ending their long-term friendship.
Dear Prudence suggests a “difficult conversation” is needed in order to move forward, either way. One thing is for sure: their anger is definitely justified.
Look, if you’re overcome with emotion while surrounded by bffs at their wedding and suddenly want to propose to your person, maybe consider stepping outside to do it in private and then let people know at the end of the evening. Or, you know, just don’t.