This Bride Scammed Her Bridesmaids out of 7K And That's Only The Half Of It

After icon, legend, and the moment Reesa Teesa spilled her Netflix-worthy tea in 52 parts, I didn’t think this app could get any better, but I gleefully stand corrected. Bridesmaid Juliet Pepperwood took to TikTok (and Instagram) to tell the wildest bachelorette story ever toldNew Girl stans will quickly recognize that her handle is an anonymous moniker because this gossip is so juicy that Juliet had to keep the real names out of it for privacy and legal reasons. This true story focuses on Juliet’s sister-in-law, an unhinged Bridezilla, and involves plastic surgery, allegedly stolen earrings, an even more alleged illicit affair, and a jilted groom. Yeah… it’s that kind of wild. Let’s unpack the “Bride Made a Profit on Bachelorette (SIL Drama)” saga.

@juliet.pepperwood I enjoy sharing this crazy story just as much as you all enjoy reading it! Stay tuned ☕️🫖 #bridezilla #bride #redditstories #bridesmaid #bridemadeaprofit ♬ original sound – Juliet Pepperwood

Juliet, SIL, And The Other Main Characters

Our heroine is Juliet, and we love her like a sis for sharing this story with the internet. Juliet’s brother is the groom, and her sister-in-law (AKA the “SIL” in question) is the blushing batshit bride. Juliet’s mother, SIL’s father, and SIL’s mother are also involved, along with the other bridesmaids and some later additions I can’t tell you now because they’re spoilers.

The $7K Bachelorette Airbnb

Like every good sister, Juliet was selected to be an “obligatory bridesmaid,” along with her future sister-in-law’s friends. In February 2024, the bachelorette planning began, which was worse than Juliet anticipated — SIL was demanding $650 each for a $2K per night Airbnb mansion for the weekend, in a very specific area of their destination city (remember this part).

Juliet vented to her brother, who countered that, to Juliet’s surprise, SIL’s dad had offered to cover the Airbnb. Juliet’s mom confirmed with SIL’s father that he had paid, with instructions for SIL to reimburse her bridal party for the outrageous choice.

The Bridesmaids Group Chat Pops Off

After SIL was busy texting adult women with bills and children the last-minute themes she’d concocted for every night of her bachelorette (animal print Thursday, faux fur Friday, sparkly dress Saturday, and Barbie Brunch Sunday, in case you were wondering), Juliet’s found out SIL spent the $7K an ice sculpture of a swan because of the “crushing pressure” of throwing a “perfect wedding”… let that sink in. Juliet’s mom insisted that SIL tell her girls the truth.

SIL then sent her galpals the following bonkers text less than one week before their vacation: “Hey ladies, you are my bride squad, so I feel compelled to share that my dad recently offered to pay for our bach accommodations. However, being that the wedding is so expensive, I have decided to put his donation towards a wedding expense. I hope you all understand, and I can’t wait to party with you next week,” presumably followed by a plethora of exclamation points and heart emojis. Juliet then dropped the bomb that the expense was decorative water, which led to a classic group text sidebar. The party decided that since they could not get a refund on the Airbnb and that small claims court would cost more than its worth, the trip would now be a group vacation instead of celebrating SIL.

This is where Redditors did their thing (since the story was first posted there, though it has since been removed). After gathering quotes from across the country, they advised Juliet that an ice sculpture should have cost far less than $7K, which reignited the mystery of where the money had gone.

The “Mystery Melons” Appear

The trip went somewhat smoothly until the group realized SIL had gone missing. Before they could call the police she reappeared at the Airbnb in a wheelchair with nurses who legally couldn’t reveal what happened to her but insisted that SIL was not in any medical danger. Juliet panicked, calling both her brother and mom out of concern for SIL’s health, and eventually got a hold of SIL’s mother. It turned out SIL was not in danger: she had just gotten a boob job… that cost about $7K.

The Wedding Is Off

One month after the initial drama, there were some HUGE developments. While Juliet’s brother was initially aware that his wife-to-be planned to “surprise” her bridesmaids with brand new boobs (lol, whatever happened to monogrammed sweatshirts?), he wasn’t aware SIL planned to use their money to pay for it. Mystery solved, right? Wrong. Juliet and SIL’s entire families learned the truth in the most dramatic way possible when a hysterical woman showed up at SIL’s family home to confront SIL for having a 14-month affair with the woman’s husband, a plastic surgeon (!!!!). SIL had gotten the surgery for free, after all.

So Where Did The $7K Actually Go?!

Juliet’s brother begged his ex-bride for the truth and confirmed the following bizarre series of events. SIL had been having a long-distance affair with a plastic surgeon when she stole a pair of $7.5K diamond Tiffany earrings from the surgeon’s wife. Plastic Surgeon’s Wife assumed she had lost said earrings until she came to his office one day to bring him lunch and saw SIL wearing the missing earrings. And what do you know, this office happens to be just down the road from the infamous Airbnb. Juliet assumes the wife then confronted Plastic Surgeon about the strange coincidence, who demanded SIL return the stolen jewelry, except SIL apparently “lost them.” Lucky for her, SIL’s father eventually gave her $7K for the Airbnb.

Unlucky for her, Plastic Surgeon’s Wife tracked down SIL using social media. Because even the FBI has nothing on a scorned woman, she found SIL’s home address for an ambush. Were there perhaps HIPAA violations involved? Who’s to say, but I support women’s rights and women’s wrongs (lol, JK allegedly).

Where Are They Now?

Juliet is giving the people what they want by continuing updates on her social platforms. Her brother is single and healing from the hot mess that was the end of his relationship but is thriving in his career as a restauranteur. Plastic Surgeon is allegedly being divorced by his wife, not that Juliet has told us any identifying details on who he is, to be sure. To no one’s surprise, SIL relocated to the same area as Plastic Surgeon. So it seems the updates may be far from over, and I’m begging Netflix, Peacock, or even you, Paramount Plus, to adapt Juliet Pepperwood’s story into the “fictional” scripted drama we all deserve.

Marissa Dow
Marissa Dow
MARISSA is a trending news writer at Betches. She's more than just another pop-culture-addicted-east-coaster-turned-LA-transplant...she's also an upcoming television writer and aspiring Real Housewife (whichever comes first). Live, laugh, balegdah.