Take A Closer Look At Bride’s Reaction When She Realizes What’s Going Down At Her Wedding
A wedding is an occasion when a bride and groom can reasonably expect to be the focus of all attention.
Stealing the newlyweds’ thunder is considered a terrible faux pas.
And so, the Internet has been rendered speechless by a photo uploaded on Reddit this week showing a man proposing to his girlfriend at another couple’s wedding.
The photo, titled “Any girl’s wedding nightmare,” has been viewed over 1.4 million times.
The photo even shows that the guest had placed his bottle of beer on the table in front of the bride before getting down on one knee to propose to his girlfriend.
While the bride and groom appear to be happy with the events, the bride’s arguably strained grin has been the subject of much discussion amongst Reddit commentators.
Many viewers noted the look at the bride’s face. “Her smile says ‘congratulations,’ her eyes say ‘that (expletive),’” one user wrote.
“They’ve got one day which is all about them, you jerk,” another person reacted.
‘The bride is doing a really good job of hiding her murder,’ another added.
While Alliewonka added: ‘Honestly I feel kinda bad for the girl being proposed to more than the bride, she’s being proposed to at someone else’s big day, he hasn’t made it personal for her at all but I guess she seems ok with it.’
‘Her smile pretends to be happy for them, but her eyes betray her true feelings,’ cry_wolf wrote.
And Hargbarglin wrote: ‘I feel like in some cases the people that would do something like this literally cannot deal with not being the center of attention.’
It is unclear when the photo was taken or if the bride and groom were aware of the proposal stunt.
William Hanson, author of “The Bluffer’s Guide To Etiquette,” told the Daily Mail that it “doesn’t make it any better” if the couple cleared it in advance with the bride and groom because “you should not ask in the first place.”
“If you can’t stand the limelight being on other people then weddings are perhaps not for you,” he added.
It is unknown whether the bridal couple were aware the proposal was going to happen in the middle of their reception, or whether they gave their blessing.
Either way, the internet is outraged on their behalf.
Reddit users have helpfully come up with the perfect revenge, suggesting that the newlyweds announce that they are expecting at their friend’s wedding – if they are indeed still friends.
William Hanson, author of The Bluffer’s Guide To Etiquette, said: ‘As irritating as some happy couples can be on their wedding day, it is never acceptable to upstage the bride and groom by making a proposal of your own during their special day.