When it comes to weddings, some people have a distinct vision of what they want their big day to look like – and many of them will go to extreme lengths to achieve their dream wedding.
And one bride’s dedication to having a team of bridesmaids with “beautiful long hair” has divided opinion on the internet, after it meant she had to ask one bridesmaid to wear a wig.
In a post shared on Reddit, the bride said one of her bridesmaids was going through a tough time with her mental health, and had cut “all of her hair off”, which she has done previously.
But because the bride wanted her bridal party to have long hair for the wedding photos, she said she was considering asking her friend to wear a wig.
She wrote: “So this is going to sound absolutely bridezilla but one of my bridesmaids hit a depression streak recently and decided to chop ALL of her hair off. I had this idea of all of my bridesmaids having their beautiful long hair in photos. Would it be wrong with me to ask her to wear a wig?”
The bride also clarified this isn’t the first time the bridesmaid has cut her hair short, and already has wigs that she wears for special occasions.
She added: “Side note she has done this in the past and worn her wigs for special events and anniversaries and stuff where she wanted long hair.”
The post caused a stir in the comments, with some people slamming the bride for treating her friend as a “prop” for her wedding.
One wrote: “Normally a bridesmaid is someone close to you that you care about … nice to know her first thought was the wedding and not her friend’s health!”
While another added: “Bridesmaids. Are. Not. Props.”
And a third fumed: “If I was another friend in this wedding you better believe I’d cut my hair to a shorter length in solidarity. What a horrible friend and person.”
But others believed the request was perfectly fine because the bridesmaid has worn wigs before.
Coming to the bride’s defence, one said: “I mean … if she wore wigs before I don’t see the problem.”
Another agreed, adding: “If she didn’t wear wigs normally and always rocked a bald head I think it would be rude to ask but if she generally wears them for formal events it seems like she would probably do so for a wedding anyway.”
However, one person pointed out it was the mention of mental health that was inappropriate, stating: “I don’t see a problem with the wig if her friend occasionally wears them anyways. It’s the first part and how she talks about the friend’s depression and her vision that kind of makes my skin crawl.”