Groom slammed after telling bride to buy wedding dress from Wish

The user wrote that he had a quick google of dresses online and found many similar to what his fiance wanted for $50 to $100.
The user wrote that he had a quick google of dresses online and found many similar to what his fiance wanted for $50 to $100. Photo credit: Getty/Wish.

A groom has been slammed online after revealing her told his fiance to buy a cheap wedding dress from Wish.  

On a Reddit thread called r/AmItheAsshole, the groom complained his fiance wanted to spend too much money on a wedding dress.

The user, named Josh8449, said he and his fiance Emma had booked a marriage venue for July 2020 and had each put aside $10k  for the wedding.

All that was left was to buy the bridesmaids dresses and the wedding dress. 

He claimed, as a couple, they "aren't the extravagant types" so he was surprised when the time came for his fiance to pick her dress.

"I know everything is more expensive when it has the term wedding attached to it what I wasn't expecting was an $950 dress plus $120 veil!"

He continued to write that he had a quick google of dresses online and found many dresses similar to what his fiance wanted for $50 to $100.

"I'm not trying to get her to cheap out on her dress, but she will literally wear it once, one dress for over $1000 is just insane that would fund our honeymoon.

"I tried to show her some dresses I found on a recommended app called Wish and others on website's, but she was having none of it," he goes on to say. 

He then continued his online tirade, complaining that his fiance wanted a specially fitted dress and described how the conflict escalated. 

"It turned nasty unfortunately because I said I refuse to drop such a large amount of money on a dress and she argued that she is using her own money for the dress."

He said she was lying as their finances would be joined when they got married. He also turned down an offer from Emma's mother to pay for the dress.

"It's not a case of not being able to afford it," he wrote. 

Emma was clearly disengaging from the situation according to the Reddit user.

"She said if I want her to cheap out on her wedding dress on her wedding day that she needs to really consider if we are a good match for marriage."

He ended the post saying "Emma found this thread, it was a mistake to post here and I'm sorry I posted our problems on Reddit."

Over 3000 people have commented on the story, calling the user out for being a cheapskate. 

"You say you don't want her to cheap out, but then you say you want her to buy a $50 -$100 wedding dress. That's cheap. That's cheap even for a regular dress. Those cheap dresses you're finding online will look terrible in person and are the source of so many disappointed women and jokes. Wedding dresses and their tailoring are expensive. $1000 is actually a low priced dress," said one person. 

Another person said, "Most of the wedding guests would be arriving in more expensive attire, if $50-100 was her dress budget."

One commenter couldn't believe the man tried to get his fiance to buy a dress from Wish. 

"I also can't BELIEVE he tried to get her a Wish dress!!! Who in their right mind would wear a Wish dress for their wedding? That's like the epitome of cheap."