We have all heard of brides who insist that her bridal party must look a certain way, leading them to exempt those who they feel did not portray the look. It is a bit less unheard of to hear a groom espouse those same requirements.
One lady on a public forum revealed that her 32-year-old fiance has banned her best friend from being a bridesmaid at their wedding.
She typed in her post: “Me and my fiancé are starting to plan our wedding. It has been brought to my attention from my fiancé that he does not want my best friend to be in our wedding because she is not attractive. He says he doesn’t want her ruining our wedding photos and only wants attractive people in our wedding party. I think that this is absurd. I feel like my best friend will be assuming she is in the wedding party, but when I don’t ask her she will question it.”
Most people who responded with the post agreed that the groom’s request was crazy with someone urging the bride to think of how she would feel in future.
The commenter said, “If your best friend isn’t too ugly to be your best friend, to be with you in public, to be in all of your other photos, she is not too ugly to be in the wedding party. When you look back at those photos, her absence will ruin them for you. And excluding her based on her looks alone would be ugly indeed.”
What advice do you have for the lady? Should the groom be allowed to decide who her bridesmaids should be?
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