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Bride's mum kicked out of wedding for brutal speech that left room in silence

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The bride had no idea her mum had been forced to leave until the following day (Photo: Shutterstock)

A bride is facing backlash from her own family after her mum was kicked out of the wedding when the contents of her speech left guests in stunned silence.

She explains that she was unsure about letting her mum speak at the celebration due to their "strained relationship" but remembered it went off without a hitch when she spoke at her sister's nuptials.

However, she later found out her sister had pre-approved her mum's speech - and was left wishing she had done the same.

The bride said her mum reeled off a series of jokes, pausing after each one to allow the punchline to land and being met with a room of silence, before eventually the microphone was taken away from her.

Comments included: "I’m happy [the bride] found someone that's not into looks, because I don’t know how she would have afforded plastic surgery otherwise", with the woman adding her mum has made judging comments about her appearance since she was a child.

She told the groom she hopes he will be happy in a "cr***y apartment" because her daughter would never be able to afford anything better.

The bride's mum also said: "Good for [the groom] for putting up with the bride’s gross medical issues, bet he wouldn’t have been interested if she had been diagnosed before they got together!" - before going on to share personal details of a chronic illness the bride was diagnosed with a year previously.

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When her mum referred to her as "damaged goods", citing a bad incident which happened when she was a teenager, a groomsman pulled the microphone away from her and the band began to play.

She says the rest of her friends and family did a brilliant job of carrying on as normal, not letting it spoil the big day and the bride didn't see her mum for the rest of the evening.

The following morning she discovered the groomsmen had not only cut her speech short, but had forced her to leave after the bride said she would ignore her all night.

She said: "I haven’t heard the end of it since. My mom says I humiliated her. My family says that I should have just prepared myself because I "know how she is".

"They say I was wrong to deprive a mother of her daughter’s wedding. At first, I was certain that her leaving was justified. Now, I feel like I should have expected the speech and warned the wedding party early to grin and bear it.

"On the other hand, if my husband’s dad had delivered a similar speech, I would have dragged him out myself."

After asking if she had been in the wrong on Reddit, one person replied to say: "YOU humiliated HER? I don't think so. It's one thing to crack bad jokes, but that's something for friends to do, not your mom. And those weren't jokes, those were nasty personal attacks."

Another wrote: "If your mom was 'just being herself' then she might need a few harsh lessons about how to behave in society."

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