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The moment where the best man interrupts the ceremony to do the unthinkable

The story of a best man and celebrant stopping a wedding ceremony to propose to his own girlfriend has gone viral over the weekend with the internet weighing in on the side of the bride. Here's how it went down...

So an aggrieved bride writes to Slate’s Dear Prudence column and asks if she has a right to be angry about what happened. She said that after many years of putting it off, her and her husband had decided to have a big, expensive wedding:

We’ve done really well for ourselves and finally reached a point where we could afford a huge blowout wedding to celebrate our lives with everyone we know and love. My husband’s best friend, “John,” was the best man/officiant. The setting was beautiful, everyone seemed happy, our families were overjoyed.

She describes the whole atmosphere as very moving—so moving in fact that the best man, who was conducting the ceremony, got carried away in the moment:

“John stopped midceremony to propose to his longtime girlfriend, “Jane,” and reveal her pregnancy. 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.”

From that moment, the attention shifted to Jane, with the bride reporting that even the videographer started to focus on her throughout the ceremony whilst the excitable chatter drowned out everything else.

When it came to the reception, John barely registers any regret over hijacking the wedding, and instead doubles down:

“When John gave his toast, he apologized for being caught up in the moment, and then proceeded to talk about he and Jane’s future with nary a mention of us. During the reception John and Jane became the primary focus of our guests. John even went out of his way to ask the band for a special dance for just him and Jane on the dance floor.”

The bride says that she is not an attention hog, and wouldn’t even have minded if John had proposed during a wedding ceremony, but the way it was done has left her seething with angers weeks later, whilst her husband has not spoken to him since. She says that her friends think that it was rude, but her husband should get over it, and she asks:

“Do you think John’s behavior warrants the end of a long-term friendship, or are we angry over nothing?”

Dear Prudences’ Mallory Ostberg agrees:

I think it merits a fight! In between “getting over it” and “never speaking to John again” is the happy medium of “having a difficult conversation with a longtime friend who did something selfish and self-absorbed on your wedding day.” He’s your husband’s best friend, so your husband should tell John just how upset his behavior during your wedding made him.

When a twitter user spotted the story, they shared it to the followers, and the internet went crazy with nearly half a million people indicating that for them, the friendship would be over:

Others suggested the ultimate revenge:

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