It’s normal for brides-to-be to fuss over what their bridesmaids are wearing. But does a bride-to-be have the right to tell a wedding guest what to wear – especially if it makes that guest feel horribly uncomfortable?
A woman on UK website Mumsnet has posed this question after her husband’s sister made two requests in the lead-up to her April wedding.
The first request is that she not wear a wig.
“My hair is super thin and balding and makes me super uncomfortable so I tend to wear proper, human hair wigs in public/to occasions,” the woman wrote. “I’m talking a decent one, not a green Mohawk from the joke shop.”
The second request is that she wear a dress of the bride-to-be’s choosing, despite not being a bridesmaid or a member of the wedding party. As a family member, she will be in some of the group photos.
“She doesn’t like my ‘fashion sense’,” the woman added. “I don’t dress like a cheap hooker, but I’m not a fussy old-fashioned type either.”
She asked the internet if her sister-in-law was being a bridezilla.
The response? Well, not exactly.
“She is not a bridezilla,” said one. “She is just a nasty woman.”
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Others described her as “downright wicked” and “nothing short of psychotic”.
A few people said they would consider the dress request, if the bride-to-be was paying, or they would be willing to choose from a specified colour scheme. But all were outraged at the wig request.