Indian weddings are lavish, colorful, and exciting, but to Westerners it can be a little intimidating to imagine a 3 day event with 100’s of your closest aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and neighbors celebrating a single nuptial. Anytime a wedding includes a blending of cultures, there are bound to be feathers that get rustled the wrong way. We all would hope that our family members could be cool enough to just back off and not over-step in the wedding planning, but we all know how family matters go– someone’s going to take things too far.
In the midst of a combined culture wedding, tensions fly high when family members feel entitled to impose their own cultures on one another and in this story, one bride-to-be got pushed to her limit with her fiance’s family. OP is a proud Indian woman who was trying to make a kind gesture when she included her future-husband’s aunt in the wedding planning, but things quickly turned sour when dear ol’ auntie refused to yield on some traditions.
Scroll for the full story of a woman who was able to stand up for herself (and her culture) when the family pressures got a little too strong. After this, read on about another wedding debacle when the bride found out just 5 days before her wedding that her maid of honor stole $25,000 from the bridal party in order to pay of her personal credit card debt.