This bride went above and beyond to ensure that she wasn’t outshone on her big day!

Sharing her deepest, darkest secrets on the women’s website Whimn, bride ‘Penny’ admitted that after a lifetime of being upstaged by her “hot and popular” older sister and “cute and fun” younger sister, she wanted to avoid the possibility of being upstaged on her big day.

Calling herself the ‘Jan Brady’ of her family, Penny was determined that she “wouldn’t be reminded until my last day on earth that I was the plain sister.”

Shaking Things Up

Penny’s plan was carefully thought out. The first thing she had to do was to choose the most unflattering bridesmaid dresses she could find: neon yellow dresses that washed out her three fair skinned, fair haired bridesmaids, two of whom were her sisters.

As if that wasn’t enough, and perhaps most shocking of all, Penny purchased ‘slimming shakes’ for each of her bridesmaids which she discarded the contents of and replaced with weight-gain protein powder. Ultimate bridezilla behaviour or what!?

Despite pretending to also drink the smoothies, Penny ensured that hers remained a combination of fruit and coconut water while her bridesmaids drank up to triple the recommended amount of the weight-gain protein!

A Savage Move

Penny knew her plan had worked when each bridesmaid requested alterations to their dress due to unexplained weight gain. Since the story went viral, the criticism for Penny has been unrelenting with one user condemning her actions “this is a SAVAGE move” and another outraged tweeter saying “can you believe someone would do this?!”

We all know that the pressure to have the perfect wedding and be the perfect bride can be immense, but we can’t help but feel sorry for Penny. And even more sorry for her poor bridesmaids! But Penny says she has no regrets.

“I never thought for a moment on my wedding day that I wasn’t the centre of attention or the most important person in the room.”

Would you sabotage your bridesmaids to make sure you stood out on your big day? Let us know in the comments below!


  • I would never do this to my bridesmaids


  • I read about this months ago, not very nice at all. There was a photo and the “ugly” dresses actually stood out more than the bride. The focus was taken away from her


  • Wow! I hope her bridesmaids/sisters were equally pi$$ed and got her back! It must suck to be overlooked your whole life, but this is a new low!


  • Oh nooooo…. I’d want all my friends to be happy ..not sad


  • This is above and beyond isn’t it?! Not a nice person at all this Penny, a bit jealous and twisted I think


  • The ultimate betrayal of trust. Not sure I’d be wanting to commit to someone like that.


  • Penny is a mean person and does not deserve friends. If she wanted to be the centre of attention maybe she should have forgotten about the tradition of bridesmaids. Making them wear a hideous dress is one thing, fattening them up is another.


  • This could have long term health effects for her victims. Shameful.


  • Oh boy is her husband in for a rocky ride. She is more than a little unstable.


  • Very cheeky!


  • OMG, she needs therapy, and lots of it. Simple, if you’re sick of being upstaged by your sisters, don’t have them as your bridesmaids. This is cray cray and so well planned and thought out, that it’s really concerning.


  • The bride needs to see a psychologist pronto!


  • Wow, I don’t think I’d ever speak to her again. I have always struggled with weight and have to eat healthy and exercise to maintain the figure that I have. It is a lot of hard work and for someone to do this to me? I just wouldn’t want to know them! What a selfish, horrible person.


  • Surely this isn’t real. This bride really needs help if it is true.


  • This woman has deeper issues… she needs help


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