be okay having your friends propose on your big day?
Would you be okay having your friends propose on your big day?
A TikTok video showing a couple getting engaged at their friends’ wedding has opened up a can of worms, leaving social media divided.
There are a few unspoken rules guests are expected to follow when attending a wedding. You should never wear white, don’t bring an unwanted guest, don’t flirt with the groom, and, most certainly, don’t ask your significant other to marry you. However, one man took the opportunity to propose to his girlfriend at his friends' wedding – and it has sparked a massive online debate. Is it the ultimate sign of friendship or is the act just rude?
In this particular instance, there seems to be no bad blood as groom Laiven Bene shared the sweet moment onto his TikTok account. In the romantic clip, the bride is preparing to throw her bouquet (an age-old tradition in which the single lady that catches the bouquet is expected to get married next), before shocking attendees by giving her friend the flowers, turning her around, and revealing her boyfriend on one knee with a ring in his hand.
The moment ended with applause from those who attended and many praised the sweet act. "That is real friendship right there!" one TikTok user commented.
Another added: "The bride was secure enough to know that that wouldn't take away the shine from her and allowed her bestie to experience her own joy and that moment! To share such special memories with your bestie for the rest of your lives. An amazing friendship and love."
However, the act didn’t sit well with other social media users. They claim the newly-engaged couple were selfish for putting the bride and groom in that situation. "You wait your whole life for the perfect wedding day just for someone else to make it about them. I'm a good friend but would never allow this," one user said.
Another explained that "No shade to them [...] but if one of my friends tried to pull this stunt at my f*cking wedding, you best bet I will throw them out. My wedding equals my day. You can get proposed to literally any other f*cking day. But not my damn wedding day."
However, the groom defended his actions, saying that he and his wife were happy to bring some magic to their friends’ proposal. "Me and my wife were more than happy to give two minutes out of our night for our best mates," Bene wrote in a comment. "Our wedding was still magical from start to finish."
Would you let a friend propose at
your wedding? Let Carol know in the comments section below.
Image courtesy: TikTok
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