Groom kicks best man out of wedding reception after he proposes during speech

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By Nasima Khatun

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A groom kicked his best man out of his reception after he ruined his "almost-perfect" wedding event.

Taking to Reddit's notorious 'Am I The A**hole' thread, a 30-year-old man asked social media users whether he acted too harshly when he kicked his best man out of his wedding reception.

Now, you may be wondering what this man could have possibly done to warrant a reaction like this.

Well, he proposed to his own girlfriend during his best man speech!

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"The ceremony was beautiful, and the reception was even better," the anonymous user recalled. "Everything was going smoothly until the speeches."

He then stated that his best friend, who he referred to as "John", got up to give his best man speech.

"At first, it was full of the usual jokes and heartfelt stories, which everyone enjoyed," he continued. "But then, out of nowhere, he turned to his girlfriend (25F) and started talking about their relationship. Before I knew it, he was down on one knee, proposing to her right there in the middle of my reception!"

Big yikes.

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"The room went silent. I could feel my wife's hand squeezing mine tighter and tighter. John's girlfriend said yes, and everyone started clapping and cheering, but I was fuming.

The groom went on to explain that he felt as though his special day had been "hijacked" and instead of the attention being on him and his wife - as it should have been - it was now on John and his girlfriend.

"After the initial shock wore off, I confronted John and told him he was out of line. He said he thought it would be a great surprise and assumed I would be happy for him. I told him he was selfish and inconsiderate, and I ended up kicking him out of the reception," the Reddit user wrote.

"...Some of our mutual friends are saying I overreacted and that I should have let it slide for the sake of our friendship. My wife fully supports my decision, but I'm starting to wonder if I was too harsh," he added before asking the all-important question: "AITA for firing my best man and kicking him out of my wedding for proposing during my reception?"

Social media users backed the groom, with many slamming the actions of his best friend.

GettyImages-90864600.jpgThe attention ended up on the best man's engagement instead of the couple getting married. Credit: John Slater/Getty Images

"If he thought you'd be happy, why didn't he take two seconds before hand to clear it with you? NTA. Don't propose at other people's weddings," this user commented, while another agreed writing: "NTA! What the hell?! Talk about stealing someone’s thunder!!! That was your special day, and he robbed it from you!!"

A third stated that they would have "[fired] him from my life."

And another user added: "NTA, send him a bill for half the reception fee. He was too cheap to do it himself, so he had to hijack your day. I feel bad for his fiance he couldn't even put in enough effort to give her her own day to remember."

What do you think?

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Groom kicks best man out of wedding reception after he proposes during speech

vt-author-image

By Nasima Khatun

Article saved!Article saved!

A groom kicked his best man out of his reception after he ruined his "almost-perfect" wedding event.

Taking to Reddit's notorious 'Am I The A**hole' thread, a 30-year-old man asked social media users whether he acted too harshly when he kicked his best man out of his wedding reception.

Now, you may be wondering what this man could have possibly done to warrant a reaction like this.

Well, he proposed to his own girlfriend during his best man speech!

GettyImages-1254035914.jpgCredit: AlexanderFord/Getty

"The ceremony was beautiful, and the reception was even better," the anonymous user recalled. "Everything was going smoothly until the speeches."

He then stated that his best friend, who he referred to as "John", got up to give his best man speech.

"At first, it was full of the usual jokes and heartfelt stories, which everyone enjoyed," he continued. "But then, out of nowhere, he turned to his girlfriend (25F) and started talking about their relationship. Before I knew it, he was down on one knee, proposing to her right there in the middle of my reception!"

Big yikes.

GettyImages-1186576465.jpgCredit: Dobrila Vignjevic/Getty

"The room went silent. I could feel my wife's hand squeezing mine tighter and tighter. John's girlfriend said yes, and everyone started clapping and cheering, but I was fuming.

The groom went on to explain that he felt as though his special day had been "hijacked" and instead of the attention being on him and his wife - as it should have been - it was now on John and his girlfriend.

"After the initial shock wore off, I confronted John and told him he was out of line. He said he thought it would be a great surprise and assumed I would be happy for him. I told him he was selfish and inconsiderate, and I ended up kicking him out of the reception," the Reddit user wrote.

"...Some of our mutual friends are saying I overreacted and that I should have let it slide for the sake of our friendship. My wife fully supports my decision, but I'm starting to wonder if I was too harsh," he added before asking the all-important question: "AITA for firing my best man and kicking him out of my wedding for proposing during my reception?"

Social media users backed the groom, with many slamming the actions of his best friend.

GettyImages-90864600.jpgThe attention ended up on the best man's engagement instead of the couple getting married. Credit: John Slater/Getty Images

"If he thought you'd be happy, why didn't he take two seconds before hand to clear it with you? NTA. Don't propose at other people's weddings," this user commented, while another agreed writing: "NTA! What the hell?! Talk about stealing someone’s thunder!!! That was your special day, and he robbed it from you!!"

A third stated that they would have "[fired] him from my life."

And another user added: "NTA, send him a bill for half the reception fee. He was too cheap to do it himself, so he had to hijack your day. I feel bad for his fiance he couldn't even put in enough effort to give her her own day to remember."

What do you think?

Featured Image Credit: Neustockimages/Getty