The run up to a wedding can be stressful, causing people to act out of character.
But one woman has taken to Reddit for advice after her sister, a bride-to-be, threatened to kick her out of her bridal party over a haircut.
Taking to the platform’s popular ‘Bridezillas’ thread, the shocked woman, who was due to be a bridesmaid for her sister, told of the consequences after she cut her long hair to a shoulder length style ahead of her sister’s wedding.
She explained she had already warned her sister about the haircut, which she was doing partly for charity reasons, but it caused mayhem after it happened.
“I told her I was cutting my hair and donating my hair previously, and she responded positively,” she wrote.
“I sent a picture of my new hair in a group chat to my family and my sister immediately said: ‘Oh my god, why would you do this right before my wedding?’
Her sister went on to request she get extensions – “or I was out of her wedding”.
What’s more, the woman explains she is already wearing a dress which already clashes with her hair – “I’m a pale ass redhead and her dresses are neon orange so I already look like shit. Not that that matters. I’m just irritated.”
“I told her I wouldn’t be paying to get extensions and to just leave me out of the wedding if she’s going to be that angry over my haircut,” she concluded.
Reddit users have commented in support of the would-be bridesmaid.
“Hard agree! Don’t let her pettiness get you down. Any bride who chooses neon orange for her bridesmaids to wear (seriously who can even pull off that colour?) doesn’t get an opinion on hair length,” one wrote.
“She’s entitled, you’re fine, nobody gets to control your body which includes your hair. Please remind her you have body autonomy,” another user added.
However, another person urged the bridesmaid to be more sympathetic to her sister, who may have “had an idea of how she wanted her bridesmaids’ hair styled”.
However, the original poster later adds, for context, that “one bridesmaid has a pixie cut, another has the side of her head shaved, one has a [...] mullet”.
Someone else reassured the woman, claiming the debate would “blow over”.
“Honestly I’ve been a bridesmaid three times and every time in the lead up to the wedding the bride has cracked up about something they don’t give a shit about a week, day, hour later. I wouldn’t be surprised if this blows over,” they wrote.
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