A bride-to-be created a storm online after suggesting she could ask one of her bridesmaids to dye her ginger hair so that it wouldn’t “destroy the wedding photos”.
The anxious bride was concerned that her cousin’s vibrant red coloured hair would clash with the “blue and green peacock theme” of the wedding.
She posed the question on Reddit seeking advice as to whether it was a reasonable request to make.
The colour-conscious bride posted:
“My cousin Ella is to be in my wedding party in June. The ongoing issue is that my wedding has a blue and green peacock theme and guests have been asked to follow this colour scheme with their clothes. Hair wasn’t originally included at all in the colour scheme, but my cousin Ella has natural bright ginger hair.
“I would never ask someone to permanently change their hair for my wedding, I know that would be bonkers so I suggested some temporary hair dye, but Ella argued that she has been growing her hair for 6 years and doesn’t want to risk the colour not washing out. I thought this was ridiculous because it literally says washes out in like 14 washes. But Ella says because her hair is completely natural colour it might take strongly to her hair.
“So, I gave up on that avenue and suggested a wig, it is 1 day 1 single day and there are some amazing wigs these days, I had a look on Instagram, and you wouldn’t even be able to tell. But she said she would feel self-conscious and weird wearing a wig and that because her hair is butt length that it might sit weird on her head. So, she won’t dye it, and won’t cover it up. I really don’t want to come across as a bridezilla but butt length flaming red hair will destroy the wedding photos and ruin the colour scheme completely.
“I’m at a loss, I can’t cut her from the wedding because my mom would murder me, but I can’t have freaking Merida ruining the photos, AITA for asking this of her for just 1 single day?”
The post received plenty of comments, with most people suggesting that the bride was being unreasonable.
To her credit, she has responded to the negative feedback and updated the story, although it appears a peaceful solution has not yet been found. She added:
“Ella has dropped out of the wedding because we couldn’t reach a compromise so it doesn’t matter anymore. I now have to deal with my mom and aunt chewing me out over it all. We will be working to reach a compromise.”