Furious bride kicks veteran out of wedding for ‘showing off’ in military uniform

When it comes to wedding etiquette, there are several rules everyone should know to follow by now – like not wearing white and not getting too drunk at the reception.

It's these little things that ensure the happy couple remain the center of attention on the big day and the spotlight isn't stolen from them.

But one wedding guest caused problems for a newlywed recently, after turning up after the ceremony in his full military uniform – complete with an array of sparkling medals.

And it's fair to say the bride wasn't feeling up to thanking him for his service.

In a post on Reddit's Am I The A**hole forum, the unnamed bride revealed her shock at the man's attire and claimed he was "showing off".

She wrote: "The son of one of my husband's family friends showed up to my wedding in his Marines formal wear, complete with all his medals.

"Now, I have nothing against anyone in the military but this was a black tie optional wedding and frankly it felt very out of place and it seemed like he was just trying to show off. My wedding had over 300 guests and nobody else felt the need to wear something to make them stand out."

The woman went on to say that the man did act like a gentleman while at the reception, but she couldn't get over the fact that he was stealing a lot of attention.

She continued: "There were a few excited teenage girls at my wedding who wanted to take a picture with him, to which he graciously agreed.

"Many people were thanking him for his service, and frankly it just felt like the only reason he wore that was to be in the spotlight and make it about him, which I don't think you are supposed to do at someone else's wedding."

"She added: "If he wants to wear that to his own wedding then fine, but the whole point of having a dress code at a wedding is so that no one guest will stand out too much."

Eventually the bride couldn't take it anymore and asked the veteran to leave.

She claims she feels bad for doing it, but it just didn't feel right to have him there.

Many people took the time to respond to her post, including several other members of the military – and they agreed he was wrong to wear his uniform to her event.

One said: "This is from a former Army Sergeant.

"Wearing formal military wear at formal civilian events is allowed per regulations, but you have to be a special kind of a**hole to wear it to a non-military wedding without specific permission of the couple.

"The reason for this is the same as wearing white to a wedding – this puts you in competition with the bride."

However he added that it was "a bit much" to kick the guest out of her wedding.

Another user didn't see a problem with him wearing his Marines formal uniform because it "looks classy and black tie".

They added: "If the bride thinks he did it to compete with her – honey, she's got problems. He probably wore the damn thing because it's the formal thing – not to steal the spotlight."

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