A reddit post has gone viral this week about a bride-to-be who demanded she get to use her uncle’s home and bedroom for her special day.
A Reddit user who posted under the handle EurCas-ThAw explained that he and his wife bought an old farmhouse in Southern Europe 28 years ago. He added that in the years since then, his family has referred to the home as “the castle” due to a small turret on the property. The homeowner has spent years fixing up the home for when he retires, and the scenic location of the property has reportedly not gone unnoticed by his family.
“Recently my niece got engaged and held an engagement party on Zoom at the weekend,” the homeowner wrote in his post. “When asked what ideas they’d had so far she excitedly told me they’d actually been planning to ask us if they could hold the wedding at The Castle.”
“I was a bit taken aback but didn’t want to outright refuse,” he added. “I joked it would have to be a rather small wedding since they’d struggle to fit more than 25 people in the gardens. She gushed that she’d already thought it through and they’d put up canopies in the field nearby (we don’t own that land) and if all the guests stayed in hotels in the town she would arrange transport for ‘us all to get to the villa.’”
Though the homeowner and his wife were excited about the idea, they were not so happy about what came next. He wrote that “she plans to use the master bedroom as the bridal suite and for the wedding party to have the remaining rooms. My wife, children and I would have to stay elsewhere.”
It was then that the homeowner refused to allow his niece to use his property for the wedding. This did not sit well with her and her mother, however, as he wrote that “both (the bride-to-be) and my sister blew up at me telling me I was ruining her wedding and she’d always dreamed of marrying at The Castle. My sister even said since I used my inheritance, it’s ‘family property,’ which is obviously ridiculous.”
Most Reddit users took the homeowner’s side in this situation.
“Wait, there are people that believe that because you bought something with inheritance money, it’s a family property? I hope the mom is sharing everything she did with the inheritance then,” one user wrote, with another adding, “Any time somebody uses coercion to try to get you to do them a favor, you should refuse.”
“I’m sure there are other properties that they could use that are in the business, but then it wouldn’t be free,” a third user commented.