Ah, weddings. Romantic. Magical. Exciting. On the surface, preparing for a wedding seems like so much fun. After all, you get to check out different places for the ceremony and the reception. You’re able to meet talented designers, reputable event stylists, musicians, and caterers. Most importantly, you get to have your own way and no one can say anything about it. Unless, of course, you’re the psycho bridezilla type who drives everybody nuts and takes away the fun from all the preparations.
It’s normal for brides to feel overwhelmed and stressed out on the days leading up to the wedding. All brides want is for every single detail to go as planned. The once in a lifetime occasion definitely has to be perfect. Some brides know how to keep their cool even when inconveniences happen with the suppliers and on the big day itself. Then there are brides who occasionally lose it when things get too stressful but are able to quickly recover from meltdowns.
Unfortunately, there are worse.
One particular bride took it a step too far when she admitted to deliberately fattening up her sisters to make sure they don’t outshine her on her wedding day. She made a post about it on the Whimn website.
This nightmare bride named Penny has two sisters whom she describes as fun and “very attractive” – traits that caused Penny to worry about not being the center of attention on her wedding day. (Right? We’re just as confused as you are.) Instead of brushing off self-deprecating thoughts and silencing her insecurities by focusing on the wedding preparations, Penny decided to go all out petty with a little sabotage. She secretly began feeding her sisters weight gain smoothies.
The threat of being outshined by her own sisters on her wedding day brought out the worst in Penny. If you think secretly feeding them weight gain smoothies was bad, wait until you hear about how she deliberately chose a color that wouldn’t look too good with her sisters’ hair and skin tone. Penny chose neon yellow dresses for all her bridesmaids to wear because yellow clothes and blonde hair don’t mix, and her two sisters had, you guessed it, blonde hair.
“I set about making sure my sisters looked as ordinary as possible on my big day – well, as much as I could without being totally obvious about it. We’re all fair-skinned and blonde, and I demanded that the bridesmaid dresses wore a neon yellow that made them look washed out and slightly ill. I told them I was going for a fun, party look but I was thrilled that colour made them both look pallid,” Penny shared in an interview with Whimn.
No, Penny. Your insecurities are starting to eat you alive. What you thought was harmless ended up being toxic to yourself.
It’s normal for siblings to somehow compete with each other growing up, but when it keeps up until adulthood and sabotage becomes part of it, that’s saying something else.
If, like Penny, you sometimes feel plain and boring next to your seemingly vivacious and charming siblings (or friends), take a step back and appreciate all the things you are instead of wishing you were more like them. Your traits, your features, and your talents make you exceptional. When you start appreciating yourself and all you have to offer, you’ll notice the negative voices start shutting up.
It’s time for Penny and other women like her to dig deep and learn more self-love. In a world that thrives on conflict and promotes unrealistic standards for beauty, it’s a satisfying rebellion to love yourself and inspire others to do the same.
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