One can certainly understand the need for a bride-to-be to try and have everything go as according to plan on her wedding day.
But we’ve really hit peak Bridezilla behaviour if that need for control extends to having your bridesmaids sign contracts listing things they can and can’t do before the wedding and on the day.
And it seems this isn’t something unusual with a flurry of bizarre contracts going viral on Facebook this week, restricting everything from weight gain, hair changes, pregnancy and booze.
“I [bridesmaid] hereby swear that I will adhere to all of the following and all other unspoken duties as a bridesmaid on and leading up to the wedding day,” one of the shared contracts began.
These are just some of the highlights:
‘I will not gain 7lbs [3kg] between now and the wedding’
‘I will not knowingly/unknowing get pregnant more than 3 months prior the wedding or else there will be an @$$ whopping!’
‘You will not make any major hair changed without first notifying me and providing me with a sample photo or hair swatch for consideration.
‘I will not consume more than 10 units of alcohol at the reception’
People were understandably shocked by some of the ‘outrageous’ demands and requests made in the contracts.
“What’s a unit anyway?” one person asked.
“Honestly if I was handed that I would most likely tell you to go kick rocks and end our friendship,” another admitted.
“How do these people get engaged?” was one person’s incredulous response.
“I’m picturing her whipping out a contract for her fiancé to sign before she said yes to the proposal,” another quipped.
“This cannot possibly be real. Please tell me this is not real?!!” was another response.
Thankfully some of them did appear to be a little more tongue-in-cheek, with the bride signing off with a much more acceptable rule.
“Most importantly let me know if you become uncomfortable with anything, at any time, regarding any aspect of this whole deal,” she wrote.
“If you feel I am asking for too much, if you feel neglected by not being asked to do enough, if expenses seem to be becoming prohibitive - anything at all.
“The absolute last thing I want is for you to feel put upon or resentful. All I truely want is your friendship and support.”
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