No Ring, No Bring! – Cheeky Couple Uninvite Unmarried Couples From Their Wedding

A recent Reddit post tells the story of how an old friendship fell apart after this man stood up for himself against an outdated wedding rule.

A Wedding…Alone

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The story revolves around the Original Poster (OP), a man who was invited to his childhood best friend Brad’s wedding, only to discover that his girlfriend Mary was not included in the guest list. 

Married Couples Only

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When he confronted Brad about his girlfriend’s exclusion, he was told that Vicky, Brad’s fiancée, had enforced a “no ring, no bring” rule, excluding non-engaged partners. 

Disappointed

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Despite voicing his disappointment, OP ultimately decided to attend the wedding alone, albeit with a heavy heart.

No Ring, No Bring Policy

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The situation escalated when Vicky, the bride-to-be, called to apologize for not inviting Mary and went on to belittle the couple’s relationship. 

Ignorant Remarks

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She insinuated that OP and Mary’s relationship was not serious because they had not gotten engaged after six years of being together.

Declining the Invite

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 In response, OP expressed his displeasure with Vicky’s comments, which eventually led to him declining the wedding invitation altogether.

The Fallout

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The decision to opt out of the wedding led to a significant fallout, with the couple accusing OP of disrespect and putting his relationship with Mary above their special day. 

Shaming Behavior

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On the other hand, OP felt that their decision to enforce such a rule was a way to shame and micromanage couples who, for whatever reason, had not yet engaged.

Divided Opinion

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OP’s story resonated with many Redditors, with opinions divided between those who thought he was justified in his decision and those who believed he had overreacted.

Dilemma

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His dilemma highlights an all-too-familiar situation where a strict wedding guest list policy can lead to hurt feelings and fractured relationships.

Outdated

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One user observed “No ring, no bring” is stupid and outdated.

It usually comes from A) religion, or B) a feeling of superiority (usually rooted in self-consciousness) that your relationship must be “better” because of a title.”

Absurd Rule

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Another said, “Sounds like Vicky is jealous or has something against your girlfriend. That rule doesn’t make sense, and her additional comments over the phone were unnecessary.”

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