A disturbing family tradition has left the internet well and truly horrified...
Looking forward to your wedding with a fiancé you're totally in love with should be one of the happiest times of your life.
via: Getty ImagesBut what happens if a weird family tradition is hanging over you?
Well, this is what happened to one guy who turned to Reddit to reveal his soon-to-be in-laws shocking traditions.The guy looked to commenters for advice after the family made a disturbing request.
And it's safe to say...After reading his post, people were completely weirded out.
The anonymous user detailed his future wife's strange request on Reddit...
via: Getty Images"So I'm (23M) getting married to my GF (23F) early next year if all goes to plan. I don't have a lot of family (I'm no contact with my dad for several years now.) She, however, has a huge extended family," the post began.
The man started off by clarifying how he had no qualms with his fiancé's family.
via: Getty Images"For the most part we get on great. They tend to be very loud and have huge personalities, which is sometimes hard for me to deal with since I've always been on the quiet side. But overall very warm and caring people."
But things quickly take a turn..."Something weird I've noticed since we got engaged is that my GF's cousins sometimes make jokes about our wedding night."
"It's weird for them to joke about it since I'm pretty sure her family is aware we've slept together before since we share a bed at holiday gatherings and vacations.""A few nights ago we were discussing wedding plans and thinking about places to go on our honeymoon (if COVID-19 clears up and we can travel by then)."
via: Getty Images"My GF and I were brainstorming ideas when she tells me that we won't need a bridal suite right away. Obviously, I ask why (we're getting married at a pretty nice hotel) and she says that she'd like for us to stay at her parent's house."
This wasn't a big issue... at first.
via: Getty Images"I don't really mind this - we're trying to save money for a house deposit anyway - but GF seems like she has more to say so I push for why she wants it. She tells me that there's a really old tradition in her family on the wedding night."
This is where things start to get weird...And the man begins to describe a family "tradition" weird enough to send anyone running out the door. "The husband and wife go into the master bedroom together and they are supposed to 'consummate' the marriage."
Of course, this is quite a well-known tradition...
via: Getty ImagesBut, this version is a little stranger, shall we say.
Why?Because the family wait outside. "The rest of the family are waiting outside the door so they can applaud them and cheer when they come out."
And that's not all..."Then a piece of the bedsheet is cut off and sewn into a big tapestry my GF's mother owns." She makes a... sex blanket? What?!
"I think my GF saw I wasn't happy because she quickly told me that we wouldn't have to actually consummate the marriage if I felt uncomfortable and we could just pretend."
via: Getty Images"I don't want anything to do with this. I absolutely freaked and told her under no circumstances will I be doing that kind of thing in front of her whole family. "When I came back from taking a walk to clear my head, she was now noticeably acting down and still is. I think she's also been texting her family about this because I received a text from her mother telling me that I 'don't understand the importance of family' and tradition yet and this kind of tradition has been around longer than I've been alive."
The guy then asks for some advice...
via: Getty Images"I don't know how I'm meant to go on from here. I really love my GF and she is the woman I want to spend my life with. I'm freaked out of course but she is my whole world. But how should I handle her family and navigate his 'tradition'? "TL;DR my girlfriend's family have a tradition where they stand outside the room on the wedding night. I still want to marry my GF but I don't want anything to do with this. Advice?"