A Father Banned His Daughter From His Wedding, but She Was Not the One to Take It Easy
We all grew up on fairy tales about an evil stepmother and know that it is just fiction while in real life, it is not always so. But the heroine of today’s article faced real-life problems with her father’s new wife — but she didn’t lose her head and managed to stand up for herself.
This is what the girl wrote.
I was always pretty close to my dad. Closer to my mom, but I often visited my dad (about 3–4 times a week). A few years ago he started dating “Anna.” Anna and I always got along. When my dad proposed, I was happy. Anna seemed like she would be a great stepmom.
Well, a few weeks before the wedding, after I had bought everything (dress, shoes, etc.), my dad and Anna said they needed to “talk to me.” Anna and my dad decided to have a child-free wedding which I get especially for young kids.
Well, turns out child-free means no one under 18. On the day of the wedding, I was still going to be 17 so, therefore, I’m not allowed to be at the wedding because Anna wants to stay true to the child-free rule even for the daughter of the groom and her about-to-be stepdaughter.
The funny thing is my 18th birthday was just 2 days after the wedding. But still, I wasn’t allowed to go. The wedding was just last weekend, and my birthday was yesterday. I haven’t talked to Anna or my dad since they told me I couldn’t attend the wedding since I wasn’t an adult.
My mom ended up taking me on a birthday vacation, and yesterday I posted birthday pictures on Facebook and said, “Finally an adult. I’m so glad my dad and Anna didn’t allow me at their wedding since I was under 18. I feel more mature since yesterday.”
The family was freaking out asking if that was true and bashing my dad and Anna. I later got a bunch of texts from my dad and Anna calling me immature and a selfish brat and that’s why I was too immature to be at a wedding.
Internet users supported the girl unanimously.
- My daughter was about a week away from being 3 at my wedding (to her father). She was there, and she was the cutest flower girl ever. I can’t imagine not having my own children at my wedding. I’m sorry. © Liathano_Fire / Reddit
- Probably was Anna’s idea. © TheDogIsTheBoss / Reddit
Absolutely, but dad agreed to it to keep the peace. Shameful. © Nurse5736 / Reddit
- I can’t help but wonder if she purposefully picked a date before your birthday just so you couldn’t go. If the dad and step-mom wanted to make it child-free, but make sure you were there, they could have made sure the date was after your birthday, but to make it just 2 days before... No, they didn’t want you there and were just trying to use that as an excuse. © BlackFire4890 / Reddit
We also think that it was possible to find some compromise in order not to upset your daughter and to please your future wife. However, the main thing is that the girl managed to get out of the situation gracefully and “take revenge.”
We generally like stories in which people do not tolerate injustice silently and can stand up for themselves.