There’s been a whole host of crazy wedding stories going viral lately, but today’s one is a true case of bridezilla overload.
After agreeing to be bridesmaid at a childhood friend’s wedding, Reddit user, bridehairthrowaway, received a rather unusual email from the bride-to-be – an email which told her that in order to avoid clashing with the wedding colours she must dye her red hair.
Confused by the request, the woman went to Reddit seeking advice in a post which is now all over the internet.
Referring to the bride in question as ‘Ella’, she wrote: “Yesterday morning I received an email from Ella."
"It seemed pretty standard but then when she got into the look she wants for her bridesmaids she wrote: ‘Bridehairthrowaway, you'll need to dye your hair for the day, I'll take you to my hairdresser and cover the cost.’”
The bridesmaid then explained how her hair is naturally ginger but because the bride and the rest of the bridal party are brunette, Ella was insisting she dye her hair so she didn’t “take away from the cohesiveness of the group”.
Upon telling the bride that she was uncomfortable with the request, she was told “brides get a veto over pretty much every aspect of her bridesmaids’ appearances” and that she had “attention-grabbing” hair.
She asked the online community if it was a reasonable request and revealed that the other bridesmaids had messaged her saying she should obey the bride’s request.
Reddit almost unanimously agreed that the bride’s behaviour was OTT, with users even suggesting that aside from asking the bridesmaid to change her skin colour the request couldn’t have been much worse.
In a later post, bridehairthrowaway said that it was now unlikely she would have any part in Ella’s big day.
She also revealed that since the original post she has learned through a mutual friend that Ella’s groom-to-be ‘Pete’ has a thing for red heads.
“Charles called me and informed me that Pete has a redhead fetish…This all kind of made sense. I've met Pete a couple of times and Ella always seemed to be in a rush to leave the conversation and move on. He also stared a lot.”
It sounds like this bride has more on her mind than clashing colours!