In Laiven Bene’s video, his bride is preparing to throw the bouquet when she surprises guests by turning around and handing the bouquet to her friend. The bouquet tradition is supposed to predict who will get married next — based on who catches the flowers.
At first, the friend looks a little taken aback. But then, the bride spins her around to reveal her kneeling, ring-holding boyfriend.
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“When your best mate proposes at your wedding,” Bene captioned the video.
Naturally, the TikTok sparked a debate online over whether this was truly a sweet moment, or if it overshadowed the couple celebrating their special day.
“That is real friendship right there!” a top comment says. “The bride was secure enough to know that that wouldn’t take away the shine from her.”
But most commenters seemed to think it was a major faux pas.
“You wait your whole life for the perfect wedding day just for someone else to make it about them,” one user wrote.
“I would never let this happen,” another agreed.
“I think it’s disrespectful to even ASK to propose on someone’s special day,” another added.
It turns out, the couple didn’t ask the bride and groom for permission. Bene wrote in a comment that he was actually the one who suggested his friend propose at the wedding.
“Me and my wife were more than happy to give two minutes out of our night for our best mates,” Bene explained. “Our wedding was still magical from start to finish.”
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