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!

  • The day is supposed to be about you marrying your love, not about worry what other people look like. Your bridesmaids should make your day even more special, if you can’t feel like that then maybe you are choosing the wrong people. Maybe she should have had no bridesmaids.


  • But Penny would have been centre of attention anyway because she is the bride. Wouldn’t you want your bridesmaids to look their best for your photos?


  • That’s funny but I think it’s going a bit too far, especially as two of them are her sisters!


  • Reads like a movie plot. A little not sad for ‘Penny’ that she’s so insecure.


  • But don’t you want your bridal party to look good for the photos?!


  • Oh haha that’s funny.


  • This woman needs to stop watching mean girls haha this is brutal I did everything I could to make sure my girls looked and felt beautiful on my wedding day


  • No id never do that to my sister’s or any of my friends


  • Disgraceful. What kind of friend is she??


  • I remember this story, not nice at all


  • This could have real health implications. She should be ashamed.


  • I feel sad for this bride that she would feel so insecure to do this. Posting about it was just asking for the tirade of judgment. But in answer to the question, I wouldn’t sabotage my bridesmaids. They’re my friends!


  • That’s really terrible. That woman is sick. I wouldn’t want to have anything more to do with her, after discovering what she did!


  • 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


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