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'Will I ruin her pictures?' A bride demanded her bald bridesmaid buy a wig for her wedding.

Here we go again.

Another day, another gloriously insane wedding story from strangers on the internet who we are forever grateful for.

Today, we bring you the bride who tried to force her bald friend to buy a wig for her wedding.

Standard.

It seems the dress, makeup, hairstyle and shoes the bride traditionally chooses for her bridesmaids were simply not enough.

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Posting to the Reddit thread “AITA” (am I the a***hole), the woman shared that she had kept her hair short – often completely shaved – for many years after growing up in a “very strict Christian family” where she was forced to keep her hair long.

But her friend, who she’s known for years, is worried that her bald head won’t look good in pictures, so she’s requested she buy a wig on top of the many other costs that being a bridesmaid has already incurred.

“One of my good friends is getting married in August and she chose me to be one of her bridesmaids,” she explained, adding that “everything had been cool”, until she received an unusual call from the bride.

“She’s always been the sweetest person and she showed no signs of going Bridezilla before this, until she called me up about three weeks ago and asked me if I could do her a favour and wear a wig to her wedding.”

Erm.

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Her reasoning? She wanted each bridesmaid to look exactly the same – matching from their hair to their dresses for her photos.

“She explained that she wanted all of her bridesmaids to match and that she wanted us all to look good in the pictures. I told her I really didn’t want to get a wig, and we’ve been on bad terms ever since.”

What’s more, the bride’s friends have told the original poster she’s overreacting for being hurt by the request.

“All of our friends are on her side because ‘it’s just a wig’ and ‘it’s not like she’s asking you to grow out your hair for the wedding, so she’s not the one being unreasonable’,” the woman explained.

“The thing is, I don’t know how many of you will be aware of this but a wig that will actually look good/realistic is expensive. I’ve already paid for a bridesmaid’s dress, new shoes, and plane tickets, as well as a small deposit for the person who’s going to do our makeup. This wedding has already cost me a fortune. I could afford a wig if I wanted to, but do I really want to spend the money on something I’ll never wear again when I’ve already spent a ton? Not really.”

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Not only is she unwilling to shell out for a wig she’ll only wear once, which is fair enough, she was taken aback by the insinuation that having no hair is unattractive.

“I feel like it implies I look bad because I don’t have hair, which I personally don’t think is true.

“Is being bald so hideous I’ll ruin her pictures?,” she questioned, before adding our favourite line of the entire post: “Is she going to make her balding father wear a toupee?” (Savage).

She continued: “We’re already wearing matching dresses, why isn’t that enough? I know it’s ‘her day’ and we’re supposed to make her happy, but isn’t there a line?”

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In an attempt to offer a compromise, the woman says she’s offered to wear a headscarf, but the bride is “not having it”.

Most people, naturally, sided with the bridesmaid on Reddit, with one commenter posting: “If she had a problem with your appearance then why the hell did she make you her bridesmaid? You’re a friend? Well friends don’t try and change their friends to satisfy their vanity issues.”

Another similarly said: “You shouldn’t have to change your appearance to be part of a wedding. Your friend knew the deal when she asked you. Demanding you do something other than wear a specific dress and shoes is bridezilla IMO.”

One more suggested the bride was missing the point of a bridal party, and was, put bluntly, being an a***hole: “If I pick you for the wedding party it’s not because I think you’re pretty and perfect for photos, it’s because you’re my friend and I love you. I want to look the way that makes you happy, so I don’t look back at photos and remember you never looking like that. If you personally choose to do something to your appearance for wedding, that’s fine and dandy, but asking someone to change their appearance is always an asshole move.”

It’s certainly not the first crazy wedding story we’ve been treated to as of late.

We can’t imagine it’ll be the last, either.

Last week, a woman posted to Mumsnet about a wedding she attended where the menu was split by gender – with men receiving beef for their reception meal, and women receiving chicken.

Men were also treated to a chocolate dessert while women received a strawberry-based dish. Rude.

Recently, another bride demanded her friend dye her hair and hide her tattoos so not to clash with her theme, and another wedding left a maid of honour saddled with 80 dead goldfish after the couple’s decoration idea went horribly wrong. We repeat: 80 dead goldfish.

(We’d probably take the wig over dead animals, to be honest).

One thing’s for sure: if there’s one thing weddings are good for, it’s the internet fodder.

An endless source of joy.

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