One bride-to-be’s endeavor to micromanage her entire wedding is rubbing people the wrong way. In a recent post to Facebook, the anonymous bride posed a head-scratching question to the public about whether it was okay to ask her bridesmaids to change their appearances for the sake of her wedding.
“How over the top is it to buy my blue-eyed bridesmaids color contacts?” she asked.
She also explained how she’s “offering to let them select any color, even rich amber brown like mine.” In parentheses, the bride added: “I’m not afraid of being overshadowed.”
If that wasn’t enough, the bride-to-be then delivered a full explanation behind the idea. “I just think blue eyes would clash, since one of the wedding colors is chartreuse,” she wrote alongside an image of a fluorescent yellow dress to show the hue she had in mind.
The reaction from the internet was not-so-kind, especially since the bride had essentially requested her wedding party change their appearances for a rather superficial reason.
“Five years from now, when you look back on your wedding, even small details like ‘What shoes were the bridesmaids wearing’ won’t matter or be remembered,” one commenter replied. “Much less nonsense like this.”
Added another: “Just the fact that she stated, ‘I’m not afraid of being overshadowed by blue eyes’ means she’s definitely afraid of being overshadowed by blue-eyed girls. And the whole ‘clashing with the dress’ is a thinly-veiled excuse. Homegirl needs some self-esteem.”
A number of brides have made headlines in recent months for making outrageous demands of their bridesmaids, including one woman whose unsavory comments about her newly pregnant bridesmaid went viral on Reddit. “Am I allowed to be pissed or am I just selfish?” she asked.
Yet another demanded that her bridesmaid, who could only attend some of the wedding festivities, return her bridesmaid dress and forfeit her spot in the bridal party in a now-viral, passive-aggressive email.
“Hey! I’m so glad to hear you booked flights!” the email began. “I’m sorry classes are taking such a long time to sort out. I know how hard you’re working to be here for the wedding and it means so much to us! I have a massive favor to ask you, though—and this is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to ask anyone. But I need to ask you to relinquish your duties as bridesmaid.”