Bride "crossed" line asking bridesmaids to pay for wedding dress

One shocked bridesmaid couldn't believe the lengths her engaged friend went to when she made over-the-top demands, including asking her bridesmaids to pitch in for her wedding dress. 

Writing a story on website Mamamia, Hayley explains how she and six fellow bridesmaids had to deal with bride Caroline asking for input on everything - from dress colours and makeup looks, to hairstyles and buttonholes for the groomsmen.

The bride got even more demanding when she asked Hayley to make a detailed Excel spreadsheet for her on cakes - which had to be completed the same day.

But what truly did take the cake was when it came to the bride's dress.

After an extensive search, Caroline found her dream gown, a satin Marchesa dress that cost $10,500, twice her original budget.

Hayley said she and the other six bridesmaids thought the bride looked great in the dress, but were made to regret the decision that evening when they received an email titled “bridesmaid dress contribution.”

"The latest bridal update was a long email outlining how she and Jase were hugely over their bridal budget now that she’d splurged on the dress. That it was “totally fine if you can’t” but she would really love if we could “pitch in” around $150 each towards her “dream dress”. That it’d mean so very much to her and would mean that as she walked down the aisle, she’d be wearing something we’d all had a part in."

Yes, she was essentially asking her bridal party to chip in for her dress.

"As well as our own outfits, accommodation, the hen’s party, bridal shower and the three spa days she wanted us to plan prior to the wedding. My bank account was already taking a battering from the wedding and now this?"

She ends her story saying three of the seven bridesmaids said they'd chip in for the dress, while she and the rest of the bridesmaids remained silent. 

"I’m starting to think I might have to bail on this wedding, and friendship."

Would you quit the wedding over this bride's demands?

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