It’s no secret that weddings can end up being pretty pricey, so it would make sense that people would want to save money wherever they could.
Two brides-to-be are currently hoping to do just this when it comes to their wedding dresses.
The women discovered that their sister generously helped make a wedding dress for her best friend’s big day, as she had no money, now they’re demanding she do the same for them.
However the poor woman is by no means a fashion designer and isn’t keen on repeating the stressful and arduous process again.
Unsure of how to confront her relatives about the matter, she’s turned to an agony aunt for some much-needed advice.
In a letter to Slate.com’s Dear Prudence, the unnamed woman explained all.
She wrote: “I am crafty. In an act of hubris and love, I agreed to DIY my best friend’s wedding dress since she had no budget.
“It took $100, a dozen thrift stores, 100 hours, and a pint of blood, but I was able to convert an ’80s monstrosity into a rather darling modern frock.
“She got married and bragged about me on social media, but now everyone and their Aunt Betty is expecting me to do the same for them!”
She went on to say how her half-sister and stepsister are both getting married around the same time.
“They both are borderline bridezillas,” she said. “My half-sister lives in another state and expects me to hand-sew her wedding dress via Zoom.
“My stepsister has sent me pics that far extend my skills.”
The dress issue is also causing problems within the family, as she claims her stepmother is “borderline hysterical” trying to keep the peace and her father is refusing to get involved.
She added: “I am proud of what I did, but I share a house with my friend and her husband. There is no way I could do what I did with someone far away. And I don’t want to again.
“I love my family but I am hanging up the needle and thread. Help!”
The advice columnist’s response was very straight to the point, telling the woman that she already knew what the answer was – to say no.
“You do not need my help! You know what you need to do, which is say no. You are prepared to say no, you’re aware that you have to say no, and you’re going to say no. And it’s going to be fine,” Prudence replied.
They added that the sisters were making “unreasonable demands” as the woman did not “promise anything to anyone else” when she made her friend’s dress.