Bride makes friends compete to 'secure a spot' in wedding party

Francesca Specter
Yahoo Style UK deputy editor
The bride asked seven friends to compete for four spots in her wedding party. [Photo: Getty/Reddit]

A bride-to-be asked friends to battle it out to win a spot in her wedding party, based on completing a list of tasks.

Posting on Reddit, the bride’s sister wrote: “My sister is getting engaged and is having her potential bridal party battle it out so she has one less thing to worry about before the engagement.”

She shared a screenshot of her sister’s text message, which asked seven friends to compete for four spots on the bridal team.

It read: “Congrats! You’ve made it into the final round of the Bridal Party Brawl. Currently there are 7 players left and only 4 spots available.”

The bride goes on to outline a series of “requirements” for the lucky few selected for the available spots of “bridesmaid 1″, “bridesmaid 2”, “bridesmaid 3” and “flower girl”.

The requirements including hosting a couples-only wedding party in addition to providing a wedding gift of $500 (£389) cash or cheque and a further “day of” gift costing at least $100 (£78).

Unsurprisingly, Reddit was not down with the bride’s list of requests – advising the sister to back away from the competition.

One person wrote: “What the actual f**k? This is crazy. Lol. Don’t reply and be happy you don’t have to deal with the stress.”

Another advised her to develop an fake illness on the day: “This … is this a joke? I’d have the flu that day.”

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