For many people, getting married is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion.
That means there’s only one chance to call yourself a ‘bride-to-be’, one chance to be spoiled rotten and celebrated by your nearest and dearest.
Unless, of course, they totally forget to throw you a shower.
Such was the case for one bride who, with just two weeks to go until her nuptials, realised there was going to be no surprise hen’s party, kitchen tea or saucy lingerie party thrown in her honour.
"I thought that it was pretty standard to do at least a bridal shower or a bachelorette party," she wrote.
"I have six bridesmaids, two of whom are local, and three of whom are within a three hour drive. My sister and maid of honour is only nineteen, in college, and lives very far away. So I never expected her to be the one planning things, or even to be able to attend any shower or party or anything.
"But I don't understand what the deal is with my other bridesmaids... I never wanted anything expensive, but I was hoping to at least have a nice lunch with pretty napkins or something!"
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The bride said she didn't want to be "bratty" by expressing her feelings to her bridesmaids, especially when most were travelling a long way to attend her wedding.