If you're planning to propose at someone else's wedding, here's a protip for you: don't. Lest you incite the wrath of Twitter. And maybe a spiteful bride.
You know who didn't listen to this advice? John and Jane. In a viral story shared on Twitter, John upstages a bride and groom by proposing to his girlfriend during the ceremony, taking the focus off of the soon-to-be husband and wife.
The unnamed bride originally wrote the story for Slate's advice column, "Dear Prudence."
In the letter, the bride explains that she and her husband had waited for a long time to get married because they really wanted to go all out on the celebration.
John, the unnamed husband's best friend, was the best man/officiant. And in the middle of the ceremony, John had the gall to stop and propose to his longtime girlfriend and reveal that she's pregnant.
John then proceeded to apologize while giving the toast for getting caught up in the moment... only to then continue talking about him and Jane.
How has the bride handled it?
“I am so shocked and angry that I keep asking myself if this is real life,” the bride wrote.
“My husband hasn’t spoken to John since the wedding and our mutual friends think what he did was rude but that my husband should just get over it. My husband has joked that he’ll resume his friendship when John and Jane give him a $40,000 check for ‘their half of the wedding’.”
And you know what? Twitter is just as angry.
People on Twitter went off on John and Jane.
I'd go to their wedding and be $40000 worth of petty. Giving caffeinated candy to the kids, pushing the wedding cake off the table...— Amanda WallerPMP (@Floedezzy) June 2, 2017