Courtney Duffy begs Jetblue for refund after the bridesmaid is dumped by bride- social media debates moral ethics of sharing story live and bride behavior.
Dividing social media is the story of ‘jilted’ bridesmaid, Courtney Duffy after the financially hard pressed student recently found herself being dropped by the bride after having invested in a JetBlue ticket.
Duffy an MBA student at Ivy League school Dartmouth College decided to share her drama (for reasons not entirely clear) on social media after posting an email she’d received from the bride to be, axing her and demanding she return her outfit – a jumpsuit – for a newly appointed replacement to wear.
According to the email, the bride to be felt compelled to drop Duffy after the busy student was unable (or unwilling?) to fulfill all the necessary duties of being bridesmaid.
The email has divided social media, with many branding the wife-to-be a ‘bridezilla’, while others defended her view that bridesmaids needed to dedicate a large amount of time to the role.
SOS @JetBlue! Booked my X-C flights for a wedding, then was asked “to relinquish” my “duties as a bridesmaid” & mail my bridesmaid outfit X-C so another girl could fill in and wear it (Happy bday to me!) I am laughing & crying & must avoid this wedding at all costs. Pls help? pic.twitter.com/OrZUptt34w
— Courtney Duffy (@cduffy90) July 27, 2018
Discarded Courtney Duffy bridesmaid, ‘laughing and crying.’
In her social media post under the handle, @cduffy90, Duffy had also made it clear that she had by all means had to avoid the upcoming wedding at all costs, while noting she was ‘laughing and crying’.
According to Duffy she tweeted JetBlue to tell them she’s booked the cross country flights for the wedding but now wanted to avoid it ‘at all costs’.
‘SOS @JetBlue! Booked my X-C flights for a wedding, then was asked “to relinquish” my “duties as a bridesmaid” & mail my bridesmaid outfit X-C so another girl could fill in and wear it (Happy bday to me!) I am laughing & crying & must avoid this wedding at all costs. Pls help?’ she wrote.
The budget airline responded with an offer to help by paying for a ‘girls’ weekend’ to patch up the relationship.
Posted JetBlue, ‘Hey Courtney, we’ve been thinking. The jumpsuit may have been borrowed, but we’ll bring the (Jet)Blue. When you’re ready to patch things up, we’d like to help make your old friendship feel like new. A future girls’ weekend is on us!’
Wow, did not expect this response – clearly the situation resonated. Thanks @jetblue for providing the refund I was hoping for, and thanks to everyone for chiming in with well wishes, humor, and even devil’s advocacy.
— Courtney Duffy (@cduffy90) July 28, 2018
Courtney Duffy dumped bridesmaid- surprised by Jetblue gesture (but will she kiss & make up with bride?)
Duffy later posted two more tweets thanking Jet Blue and saying she had been surprised by the response to her post.
‘Wow, did not expect this response – clearly the situation resonated. Thanks @jetblue for providing the refund I was hoping for, and thanks to everyone for chiming in with well wishes, humor, and even devil’s advocacy,’ she wrote.
Adding, ‘Weddings have gotten totally out of control – this is about more than just an email. I’m hoping this thread reminds future lovebirds and bridal parties to keep their feet on the ground :)’
The bride, identified only as ‘Alex’, was revealed to have told Duffy her request was ‘one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to ask anyone’.
The dilemma led to a divided social media, with most siding with the jilted bridesmaid, while others sympathized with the bride. Below are a selection of tweets this author came across (who knew being a bride or a bridesmaid was fraught with so much fallout potential…) see what you think?
I was starting to think I was the only one. Email was tacky and she should have called. Bridesmaids should be there for the entire wedding festivities. She didn’t disinvite her but just took that extra crap off her plate. Bullet dodged. But we only know one side 🤷🏻♀️
— Suddenly Susan (@susan_gu3) July 28, 2018
This line: “I promise we’re totally cool.” Well you know what, the rest of us are NOT totally cool with this thank you. You deserved better Courtney Duffy. 💜
— Vonda Paige (@VondaPaige) July 27, 2018
My take on the JetBlue bridesmaid–I think there’s a non-zero chance the bridesmaid did some shit beyond just flying in late, and the bride is using the flights as an excuse to escape the bridesmaid’s drama.
— Julia (@juliagrassie) July 28, 2018
Bridesmaid is objectively the worst person in this scenario; just by the virtue of us knowing about it.
Imagine feeling so self-important to try to publicly shame your friend about this.
Bride can justify her intentions. Bridesmaid’s reaction is Petty & inexcusable.
— The Fearless Blogger (@faryl) July 28, 2018
I got married almost 20 years ago & did not have the crazy expectations of my bridesmaids that exist today (bachelorette trips, crazy expensive dresses, multiple showers etc). Bridesmaids are there to share in your joy & witness a major milestone NOT be your staff.
— Erin Miller (@theerinmiller) July 28, 2018
What got me was the “don’t feel like you’re letting me down” part… seemed passive aggressive as the email was written because the bridesmaid WAS “letting down” the bride or else she wouldn’t have asked her to turn her bridesmaid title in for a guest title 🤷🏻♀️
— 🅙🅔🅝🅝🅘🅕🅔🅡 (@radiateandfade) July 28, 2018
It’s bc etiquette and friendship wise this is a horrible thing to do. The only bridesmaid duties are to show up to the wedding sober and stand up at the front. They are supposed to be there bc they are your nearest and dearest and you want to honor that.
— Milo Hoops (@HoopsMilo) July 28, 2018
I need to know why this was worth a refund or a transfer? This on the bride and the (former) bridesmaid. This goes beyond Social Media 101, this is abuse. There are two sides to every story and she bought a ticket. That is a contract.
— get off this shit site and live your life (@congratsyoudied) July 28, 2018