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

bride-to-be allegedly asked friends to battle it out to win a spot in her wedding party, based on completing a list of tasks in a competition she dubbed “the Bridal Party Brawl.” The bride’s sister wrote about the rivalry on Reddit: “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.”

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The future 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 even “flower girl.” The requirements include hosting a couples-only wedding party in addition to providing a wedding gift of $500 in cash or check and a “day of” gift costing at least $100.

Unsurprisingly, Reddit users were not OK with the bride’s list of requests, advising the sister to back away from the competition. One person wrote, “What the actual f***? This is crazy. Lol. Don’t reply and be happy you don’t have to deal with the stress.”

Another suggested she develop a fake illness on the day of the wedding. “This … is this a joke? I’d have the flu that day.”

Here is what to do with your old bridesmaid dress: 

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Donate it to charity

There are plenty of ways to do good with your old bridesmaid dress. Charities such as The Glass Slipper ProjectBecca's Closet and Operation Prom collect old gowns and donate them to students who are unable to afford their own prom dresses. Some of these organizations also accept pre-owned shoes, jewelry, bags and accessories as well. 

Other organizations such as Goodwill and your local thrift store are also good options. 

Sell it

If you're looking to make some bucks on that $300 bridesmaid dress, then there are plenty of online resources to help you do so.

Preowned Wedding Dresses calls itself the largest online bridal marketplace of sample and used attire, while Bridesmaid Trade doesn't charge to list, but will collect a $15 trade fee at the end of a sale. Other popular outlets include the classifieds at The Wedding Bee and Forever the Bridesmaid.

If you went the designer route... 

The Vestaire Collective is an online designer consignment shop, where you'll receive up to 75 percent of the item's sale price. The Real Real is another online luxury consignment shop that allows you to earn up to 85 percent of the product's sale price. 

You can also take a look at both Poshmark and Ebayboth of which accept listings. 

Alter it

If you think you can salvage a dress and get some more uses out of it, it might be worth chatting to a tailor about some redesigns.

Bows and other embellishments might be an easy snip, as might hemlines and necklines. You can add sleeves, turn a gown into a minidress or even turn a tiny dress into a skirt. Some have even shortened a dress to add to a child's costume closet. 

If you have a good tailor or are skilled with the sewing machine, the possibilities are endless. 

Spruce up the home

You can turn it into a cute throw pillow or add some decorative curtains. Let this adorable Pinterest post be your inspiration.  

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