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With her wedding just a month away, a bride-to-be decided it was time to make a big decision— who would be her bridesmaids?

According to Good Housekeeping, this woman chose to take an nontraditional approach to pick the lucky ladies who will stand next to her on her special day. The sister of the bride, who branded the bride as “shallow” and “self absorbed,” explained:

“She still hasn’t chosen her bridesmaids. Instead, she has sent out dozens of … invitations, to various girls. It’s an invite to attend and participate in a bidding auction: on the six spots in her bridal party.”

The six women who bid the highest will get the “honor” of being a bridesmaid.

And where will the money go? Right to the bride and groom. The sister explained on Reddit under the username SistersBridesmaid:.

My sister and her fiancé are using the money to fund the wedding and honeymoon.

The bride is also auctioning off the coveted spot of maid of honor.

The sister is not a fan of this idea, so much so that she is going to stay far away from the wedding.

After posting about the situation on Reddit, SistersBridesmaid received a lot of feedback.

User littlesnuglet agrees she should skip the nuptials, but thinks the auction could be the ultimate mash-up of reality TV:

Damn… this sounds like the lovechild between “say yes to the dress”, “Survivor” and “The Bachelorette”. It can only end badly. I agree with the others, avoid this bs if you feel strongly about not getting involved.

SistersBridesmaid described her sister’s love of money when she made the Reddit post:

My sister is kind of shallow (bet you’d never have guessed, right?) and mainly only associates with rich people, or more accurately people with rich families since none of these young 20s girls have ever held a job in their life unless it’s at their parents’ investment firm. So most of the people she sent these to have the money for this kind of thing.

She added that the bride didn’t restrict her invitations to bid to only her friends with money — she’s opening up the auction to anyone she’s ever known, regardless of whether they have money. This aggravated her SistersBridesmaid even more:

I know she also sent a few to older friends of hers, like from high school or earlier, who she’s not only lost touch with as they got older but also were from lower income backgrounds. She has no awareness about how inappropriate it is in many ways.

User balmyllama joined in the sister’s disgust:

Isn’t this like begging for money or something??? You said she mainly associates with rich people. This is so embarrassing it makes my toes curl with cringe!!!

The sister was asked on Reddit why the bride wanted the money if the couple had plenty of their own. One user pondered:

If her fiancé is rich, why do they need to “fund” their wedding this bizarre way?

That turned out to be a question that baffled the sister, as well. She said:

I don’t know!! I’ve asked! I told my sister they weren’t lacking for funds because it’s obvious and she just said “well if they’ll already be bidding we figure we should put their money towards a great event for everyone” as though this is an act of service she’s doing for them. It’s totally nonsensical.

It might not be a surprise that SistersBridesmaid describes her sister as being “spoiled” by their mom and dad, adding that their mom is living the life she always wanted through the bride:

I think part that my mom is living a second youth through her. My family is solidly middle class but my mom has always envied wealthier people and tried to impress and imitate them. My sister probably got this from her, and now my mom feels like she gets to be part of my sister’s life of partying and shopping and luxury vacations with her fiancé. That’s the kind of life she always wanted.

User boosnow was not shocked by this:

Of course your mother is on her side, your sister did not get like this by mistake. Laugh in their faces and stop trying to please the crazy.

Pomguo gave the disgusted sister some advice on how to handle her sister’s bizarre auction:

Roll your eyes and ignore. It’s her wedding, she’s allowed to run silly tacky crap that she likes — but you don’t have to go the extra mile and pay money to humiliate yourself either.

With the wedding set for next month, all of the bidders will just have to hold their breath a little longer until they find out if they threw enough money at the bride to earn their spot in her bridal party.

What do you think?

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