A Bride Fired Her Bridesmaid With A Brutal Email. And The Bridesmaid Wasn’t Happy.

And now it’s going viral

Ah weddings, they bring out the best in people, and they bring out the worst in people.

One poor bridesmaid, Courtney, has revealed the ugly side of wedding planning, after receiving an email from her friend, Alex, firing her as her bridesmaid.

Alex attempted to pass the dismissal off as a favour, unsurprisingly however Courtney did not take the news well – especially considering she’s just forked out for her flights to attend. 

Here’s the email:


I’m so glad to hear you booked flights! I’m sorry classes are taking such a long time to sort out. I know how hard you’re working to be here for the wedding and it means so much to us!

I have a massive favor to ask you, though — and this is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to ask anyone — but I need to ask you to relinquish your duties as a bridesmaid.

Come to the wedding, have a fabulous time, and travel in the time you need to without stressing about anything else!

When I asked you, I was really hoping that you could be a part of this whole thing — the bachelorette trip, at least the weekend, prep and the full night of the event (a Sunday night flight means you won’t even be able to be there for the whole wedding)… the whirlwind nature of what your travel has become just won’t work with the duties as a party member. I’m so, so sorry!!

Please don’t feel you’re letting me down, I am asking you to do this. I love you and value your friendship so much and I fully understand the need for you to prioritize school! I want you to be able to focus on that without also worrying about any extra wedding worries.

And I know this is incredibly awkward, but there is a possibility that I might be able to have someone else step into the role and assume the duties. Could you please mail the jumpsuit to me? I’ll Venmo you the postage and the cost of the jumpsuit — just let me know the total.

I know everyone is looking forward to seeing you there! I know I am!

And if you’d like to chat on the phone, let me know! I promise we’re totally cool!

All my love, 

Courtney shared the email on Twitter, asking Jet Blue airlines for a refund on her tickets.

“SOS @JetBlue ! Booked my X-C flights for a wedding, then was asked ‘to relinquish’ my “duties as a bridesmaid” & mail my bridesmaid outfit X-C so another girl could fill in and wear it (Happy bday to me!) I am laughing & crying & must avoid this wedding at all cost,” she wrote in her tweet. “Pls help?” 

The email quickly went viral, with users weighing in.

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