A Divorced Woman Was Banned from Being Her Sister’s Maid of Honor Because the Parents-In-Law Didn’t Think It Was Appropriate

A woman recently found out that her in-laws had stopped her from being the maid of honor at her sister’s wedding. They didn’t want her talking about her failed marriage. Here’s what she had to say.

She was close to her twin

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“Stella and I are identical twins, and we will both be 30 when her wedding comes around this fall,” she explained. “I had her as my maid of honor eight years ago, and she promised me I could be hers when her wedding came around.” She was so excited to play such an important role in her sister’s wedding. 

They supported each other

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They’ve always been there for each other, especially during the tough times. “My marriage fell apart just over two years ago,” she said. “My sister was one of the reasons why I didn’t drown from the stress, loneliness, and total abandonment of my spouse. I was a total mess.”

Her twin’s fiance was rich

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Stella’s future husband, John, came from a well-off family who agreed to pay for most of the wedding. However, they’re expecting plenty in return. For example, they insisted the wedding happened in their family church, with a full Catholic Mass and communion.

She wanted to support her twin

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This wasn’t the woman’s thing, but she was okay with it because it was her sister’s big day, but her future in-laws weren’t as open-minded. They didn’t want the woman to be the maid of honor at their son’s wedding because she was divorced.

His family cared about their image more than anything else

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They thought it would reflect poorly on the family if the church found out the maid of honor was divorced. The strict in-laws said she could still be a bridesmaid, but only if she could be banned from telling other guests about her “broken marriage.”

This annoyed her

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She was stunned by this revelation, hurt, and upset. To make matters worse, her twin sister tried to put a positive spin on the demand. Her sister said, “This is way less stressful for you, so it’s a good thing!” Then she told her that her future mother-in-law had approved one of Stella’s friends for the maid of honor role instead.

She didn’t say anything at first

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Instead, she spent a few days processing what had happened and her feelings, then she made a decision. “I texted Stella that I would not be in her wedding party at all. That was my decision. I wouldn’t pull my daughters out, but I would only attend as a guest,” she said.

Her twin got upset

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Since then, her sister has been bombarding her with calls and texts, begging her to reconsider. 

She asked the internet for advice

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The woman was hurt and disrespected, but she started to wonder if she should be the bigger person and change her mind. Unsure about what to do, she asked for advice.

People responded

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One person replied, “If I were you, I wouldn’t even attend that wedding. I don’t know how your sister could ever want to marry into a family this judgmental (aka backward).”

Someone else replied, “Honestly, I wouldn’t let the kids be in this wedding either. They don’t need to be subjected to the in-law’s high and mighty attitude.”

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