Bride Bashed for Snapping at Sister Who Left Wedding for Child's Emergency

The internet has slammed a woman for snapping at her sister when she left her wedding due to her child's emergency.

Published on Reddit's r/AmITheA**hole forum, a woman under the anonymous username u/TASisterWeddimg shared her story in order to receive feedback from the "AITA" community. The viral post has over 7,000 upvotes and 1,000 comments.

The original poster (OP) began her story by explaining that she recently attended her twin sister's wedding, as she was the maid of honor. The day of the wedding, the OP wrote that she left her children with her in-laws as the wedding was child-free. Even though she was the maid of honor, she asked a fellow bridesmaid for help with wedding duties.

The OP explained where the conflict began: "About 10 minutes before everything started (I was there for 2 hours), my in-laws called saying that my youngest hit his head while playing with my oldest and that they were taking him to the hospital. I despaired, even though they said he was conscious, my heart was not at peace nor my husband's, so we decided to go to the hospital."

Woman angry at sister for leaving wedding
Above, a couple getting married. Published to Reddit's r/AmITheA**hole forum, a bride has been slammed for snapping at her sister for leaving her wedding for her child's emergency. JenAphotographer/iStock / Getty Images Plus

When she told her sister, she had a "meltdown," saying that the OP couldn't leave her on "the most important day of her life" and that she was choosing her son over her. She blatantly said, "Yes, I choose my son in the hospital."

She wrote that her son suffered from minor injuries as he got two stitches. They kept him at the hospital for observation since he was so young. She wrote that she wasn't around her phone and when she got home, she missed several calls and called her sister back.

The OP wrote, "She asked before how my son was and when she learned that it was a minor injury, she started screaming saying that I abandoned her at the most important moment in her life and that she was without a family in her own marriage (no parents and grandparents)."

"I left my responsibilities to a person who did everything wrong and caused an embarrassment and to make matters worse, I didn't even want to show up since my husband could stay in the hospital while I would at least share this moment with her. She called me several names until my husband took the cell phone out of my hand and told her to f**k off. I really could have at least gone to the party, but I wasn't going to make it knowing my baby is in the hospital. I can't help but feel bad for my sister," she concluded.

Newsweek has reached out to u/TASisterWeddimg for comment.

Newsweek has published several articles about weddings, including a man who was backed for taking back payment for his daughter's wedding, a "buzzkill" maid of honor was backed for not going to a bride's bachelorette party and how a bride was bashed for banning her parents from her wedding because they gave away her old room.

What to do if your child suffers from a minor head injury:

Head injuries are very common in children and teens. If your child accidentally hits their head, what should you do? According to kidshealth.org, contact your health care provider immediately if your child:

  • is an infant
  • loses consciousness, even for a second
  • won't stop crying
  • complains about head or neck pain
  • vomits more than once
  • doesn't wake up easily
  • you find it hard to comfort your child
  • your child isn't walking or talking properly

If your child is older than an infant and doesn't lose consciousness, watch your them carefully for 24 hours and put an icepack on the infected area for 20 minutes every three to four hours.

Redditor reactions:

U/stacity had the top comment of over 9,000 upvotes: "[Not the a**hole] '...she started screaming saying that I abandoned her...' She rather have you leave your child abandoned to stay with this grown woman? She's [the a**hole]!"

[Not the a**hole]. Your sister needs to chill. Yes, it ended up being a minor injury, but it could have been worse. Always better to be safe than sorry. She sounds a bit like a bridezilla. Her first concern (earlier in the post when you left the wedding) was that you'd "abandoned" her, and not whether your child was okay. I get that her day is important, but she's showing you where her priorities lie," u/thew0rldisquiethere1 said.

"[Not the a**hole]. Your baby needed to go to the hospital, and I don't care how wonderful my husband is, there's no way I could function at a wedding or a party or anywhere else knowing that my child was in the hospital. OP, you needed to be there for your child as much (or more) than your child needed you there," u/FilthyDaemon wrote.

"NTA. I would have left my own wedding if one of my kids had been injured," u/Maroon_Fox2521 commented.