When it comes to a wedding, many people will agree that the special day should be all about the bride and groom.
But should the weeks in the run-up to the wedding be focused on the two lovebirds as well?
That’s the opinion one woman appears to have taken, following her wedding ten years ago.
The unnamed bride has recently shared a letter she wrote to her sister about an incident that occurred back then and it’s incredibly emotional.
Her letter has since gone viral after being read out live on air in Ireland on RTE Radio 1’s Ryan Tubridy Show as part of a competition called The Letter You Never Wrote.
The message reveals how the bride’s sister got engaged six weeks before her wedding and she was absolutely furious that she would steal the spotlight from her in that way.
She says: “Dear sister, it is now six and a half weeks to my wedding, I’ll be spending this week putting together the invites and trying to get them off in the post.
“It’s a very stressful time and I’ve had to compromise a lot of my wedding plans to suit people I don’t even know. To top it all, I’ve spent the last two days crying over something that I shouldn’t be.”
The thing she was crying over, was her sister’s engagement.
“Now don’t get me wrong, I’m very happy for you,” she continued. “I’m delighted that you’ve found someone who makes you happy and who you wish to spend the rest of your life with.
“But could you not have waited another six weeks before announcing your engagement?
“You only get engaged and married once, and the run-up to my wedding should be a special time for me. I have the hen night coming up in two weeks and forgive me for being a bit of a bridezilla but the focus should be on me and my day, not you and your engagement.”
She added: “We’re not children anymore, and life is not a competition, therefore I’ve decided to write these things down and I will seal this letter and consider posting it after my wedding.”
The bride goes on to apologise to her sister for not being very enthusiastic about her engagement as she’s finding it hard to “muster a smile”.
She added: “I’m so hurt that neither you nor your fiancé thought for even one moment the impact it would have on me and mine, it should be our time to shine and celebrate our wedding, and you have thoughtlessly taken that away.
“You both will have your time in the future, I hope no-one does to you what you’ve done to me.”
She finishes the letter by admitting that she has kept her feelings on the matter to herself, in order to ensure her day wasn’t further overshadowed.
“I’ve not spoken to anyone about my hurt as I would not like to take away any of your happiness nor would I take that off Mammy, Daddy and the lads, by letting them know and upset them or cause disagreement.
“Too many people have helped me so far for my day to be overshadowed.
“So, dear bridesmaid, thank you for your thoughtlessness. Although I’m not really surprised.”