Bride-to-be sparks outrage with her $27,000 wedding day demand: ‘What gives you any right?’

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A woman wants her brother to donate a significant amount to her wedding fund. 

She shared the situation on Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum. The 23-year-old doesn’t have a lot of money. She expects her brother, who is a doctor, to give her $27,000 so she can have her dream wedding. He refused. 

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“I am engaged to my fiancé,” she explained. “I am also the mother to my daughter. I wasn’t able to go to university full time, since I was raising my daughter. However, I am currently studying history online, where I will hopefully be able to become a history teacher. We have enough money to live comfortably, but saving up money to have our dream wedding would take years. My brother works as a hospital doctor. His wife also works as a hospital doctor, so to say that they are well off would be an understatement. My brother hasn’t had the same struggles of raising a child, since they both don’t want any children.” 

The sister asked her brother to help out with the wedding financially. 

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“I asked my brother if he would be able to help pay for my wedding since having him contribute to my wedding would help make it a magical moment for me,” she said. “My brother offered to give me £5,000 [$6,880] toward my wedding. I might be wrong here, but surely as a hospital doctor, my brother should be able to contribute more to my wedding. I told him that I’d really appreciate it if he could give me £20,000 [$27,000] for my wedding but he refused. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t make my annoyance with my brother clear, and I told him that his refusal to help pay for my wedding is selfish and that if he doesn’t help contribute to my wedding, then he won’t be able to come, since it isn’t my fault that I don’t have a lot of money. We had an argument afterward and I haven’t been returning his calls since.”

Redditors thought the sister was being selfish. 

“What gives you any right to your brother’s and his family’s money?” a user asked

“He offered you money and he didn’t have to. You’re entitled,” another wrote

“Apologize to your brother for your selfishness,” someone commented

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