A woman has shocked after sharing a story of her "spoilt" sister who is demanding she pays for her wedding.
A Reddit user has taken to the site to ask for advice after her bridezilla sister asked her to hand over the money for half of the wedding gifts she received 10 years ago.
The woman shared that her sister got engaged a couple of months before the COVID-19 pandemic hit and neither of them are close to their parents.
As the poster is seven years older than her sister and more established in her career, she has helped her younger sister and her fiancé where possible with groceries and rent as they struggle financially.
"When they announced their engagement (pre covid) I was happy for them and offered to help them with some of the wedding costs, and throwing a bridal shower," she wrote.
"Then Covid hit and all plans came to a grinding halt," she continued. "My sister is incredibly impatient and doesn’t think before she acts. She has asked about the bridal shower numerous times, I told her that we could not do this right now due to Covid, and also that my financial situation has changed and I would not be comfortable spending this money until my work hours were back to normal (I also have bills and kids that need to come first).
"She got angry that I was 'unsupportive just like our parents' (which pisses me off immensely as I have done a lot for her). And decided to elope at city hall a couple weeks ago."
She added that their sister didn't tell anyone about the wedding and instead posted a "dramatic" update on Facebook about how they got married and were letting everyone know, "not that anyone cares".
The Reddit user continued: "I got a message from her earlier asking me about when we were having the bridal shower. I told her that we weren’t, and that bridal showers are for before weddings (no one would go now anyways).
"She got upset again, and made a comment about how she had not received any wedding gifts yet either. I told her that she likely wouldn’t be getting anything, as not only is it not customary to send a gift when someone elopes, but she’s acting like an entitled a**.
"She panicked (I guess she had been banking on these gifts), and then suggested that since I received over $6,000 worth of gifts 10 years ago, I should have to give her 1/2, and also still give her the money I was going to for the wedding, and that she had quit her job after the wedding because she thought she was getting this money."
She added: "Here’s where I might be [the a**hole]: I lost my temper with her entitled crap. I refused to give her anymore money ([in my opinion] she should not have quit her job). I also told her that I’d write her a check for 1/2 the gifts, as soon as she paid 1/2 the cost of my $40,000 wedding."
Now, the sister is "whining" on Facebook "about how I'm petty and now she can't afford her rent".
Other Reddit users quickly shared their thoughts on the matter, telling the poster she was not "the a**hole" in the situation.
"NTA [not the a**hole] it's time your sister grew up & learn that there's no such thing as free money," one user commented.
"Exactly," another agreed. "I seriously wonder what kind of upbringing she had to think that getting married means free money? The entitlement here is unreal. She needs to grow up and learn how the real world works."
"NTA, who quits their job during a pandemic on the hopes they will be gifted with money that absolutely nobody has promised them?!?!" someone else wrote. "WTAF. I am speechless."
"Your sister sounds like you’ve spoiled the crap out of her and now she’s become to expectant on your money," another said.
"It was beyond generous of you to offer throwing the bridal shower and your help to begin with," one user wrote. "If she wanted all the perks of a big wedding, like the shower and gifts, she should have been more patient and waited until Covid gets more under control.
"If she can’t afford her rent she can get another job, she’s an adult. Sounds like she’s gotten used to your help and feels entitled to it."
Many others shared their shock over the fact someone would get married for the gifts.
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