A betrothed YouTuber says she was criticized by followers and called ‘selfish’ for deciding not to have bridesmaids


Bridesmaids used to have a slightly different role.Michael Balaz / EyeEm via Getty Images

  • YouTuber Clancy Burke said in a video that she won’t have any bridesmaids at her wedding next year.

  • Burke told Insider that she received criticism from people who called her selfish.

  • She said, among other things, for financial reasons that she does not want bridesmaids.

A YouTuber told Insider that she faced criticism from her followers after announcing that she will not have bridesmaids at her wedding next year.

Clancy Burke, a former television journalist living in Cincinnati, Ohio, got engaged to her partner Zac Rogal in December. She shared details about the proposal and wedding plans in several YouTube videos, including one in which she said she wouldn’t have bridesmaids† Burke has 450,000 subscribers at the time of writing.

“This may be a little controversial, but we’re not doing a wedding party,” Burke said in the video posted to YouTube on April 23.

“It just complicates everything, it makes everyone have to spend so much money, and it was like stressing me out about who I would pick, and leaving this person out,” she said.

Burke added that another reason she made the decision is that she doesn’t have one group of friends, but rather several individual friends who don’t know each other. The video has been viewed more than 51,000 times since June.

Speaking to Insider, Burke said the video received a negative response from some people, who accused her of trying to be in the spotlight.

“There were certainly so many people who supported me, but there were people who said this was weird, that it was selfish of me,” Burke said.

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Clancy Burke photographed by Lindsey Logeman.Lindsey Logeman

“There were people who said I just wanted to be in the spotlight and it was me and Zac,” she added.

Burke said she didn’t want to pressure her friends to wear certain dresses or have their hair and makeup done a certain way.

“My best friends will still get ready with me, but you can wear any dress you want… and we’ll still have a great time,” Burke said. “It’s really cool to go through the marriage process and realize that you don’t just have to stick to traditions anymore.”

Burke and Rogal were set up by his mother on a blind date 4 years ago

Burke told Insider that she and Rogal were founded four years ago by his mother, who she was working with at the time. She gave Burke her son’s number, but the couple didn’t go on their first date until 7 months later, as Rogal kept “blowing me off” at first, Burke said.

They finally went to a football game for their first date, and Burke said they knew right away it was going to be a relationship.

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Clancy Burke and Zac Rogal’s engagement in December 2021.Clancy Burke/Rooted Creative

“Since then, we were just in it. And for me, that was my first serious relationship, so my first boyfriend and my last boyfriend,” Burke said.

The couple got engaged on Christmas Eve 2021 at their local park for both of their families, and they shared the news in a Youtube video posted on January 1. Burke told Insider that the wedding will take place in Cincinnati in the summer of 2023.

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