In a Reddit post which has now been deleted, user Bridehairthrowaway says she was told by her friend she was set to be a bridesmaid for that she would need to dye her naturally ginger hair for the wedding.
'You’ll need to dye your hair for the day,' The bride said. 'I’ll take you to my hairdresser and cover the cost :)'
When the bridesmaid questioned the outlandish command, the bride said that her hair was quite 'attention-grabbing' and wouldn't fit with the cohesiveness of the group.
What is it about weddings that have the ability to turn perfectly sane, rational human beings into bonkers bridezillas? Everyone knows a story of one bride that's gone bananas and it doesn't take much searching to find plenty more. Here's a few of our favourites....
1. This lady who stole 2013's crown for worst bride ever
Mate. This was a corker. One that kept us very entertained. Gawker obtained emails circulated from the birde to her bridal party and (you can read the full thing here and we would highly recommend it) in which she detailed that her bridesmaids were to be subjected to 'weigh-ins', 'protein weight gainer diets' for those currently skinnier than the bride, 'strict bedtimes' to avoid 'saggy baggy eyes', and any hair colouring/cutting plans to being submitted to the bride for pre-approval.
But, shock horror. One of the bridemaids did dare to get her hair cut without checking with the bride. She was called a 'bad little bee' and eventually banished from the bridal party.
Then the bride floated the idea for daily google docs for the bridal party to share their daily calorie intake (no joke) and wanted to check all bridesmaids were on a rice cake and water diet in the days leading up to the wedding.
The story was verified in the comments by one user who knew the bride. She said three of the bridesmaids no longer speak to the bride.
We're suprised it's not more.
2. This bride who might want to check herself
'My best friend's coworker is getting married later this year, and oh, man, this girl's got some problems. She's very religious and "pure," which, if that's your thing, is fine. Whatever. However, she told my friend last week that she doesn't want anyone at her wedding who was born out of wedlock. Which includes my friend, who is the daughter of a teen mom.'
3. This bride, who should have thought about how she was going to wee beforehand
'She slapped me in the mouth in the restroom during the reception. She had this massive, billowing explosion of organza as a skirt. It was beautiful but utterly impractically designed: it took at least three of us to hold up her skirt so she could pee. She had been drinking on an empty stomach and on the second trip to the rest room with all of us holding this dress up while she hovered drunkenly over a toilet she couldn't see, she ordered me to wipe her.
Ordered. Me. To clean her twat of urine.
She slapped me.
The skirt was dropped by all parties while I shouted obscenities at her. She screamed that if I didn't do this for her, this friendship was over! Over!
She tried to apologize years later, but seemed surprised when I was not interested in rekindling our friendship.'
4. This bride who probably shouldn't have got married in the first place
'Worked at a reception venue. One event really sticks out. Everything went well until the cake. Bride & groom go to feed each other, she does it very nice, he smashes it into her face.
Bride screams, starts bawling her eyes out & runs out of the hall.
15 or so minutes later the father of the bride comes and asks the dj for the mic. He proceeds to thank everyone for coming and says that if they would like to take their gifts on the way out the couple has decided to break up.
I'm sure there were issues leading up to the event, but the bride had told everyone (including the groom) that if he smashed the cake in her face, it was over. She wasn't lying.'
5. This bride, who's got bigger issues than just her wedding
'I worked in alterations at a chain bridal store for a couple years. The amount of shit I saw go down was ridiculous, but one of my favorite stories was the bride who refused to let me fit her in her gown because I have short hair and "didn't want to be touched by a disgusting lesbian".
First I laughed her off because I thought she was just making a poor joke in poor taste, but then when I tried to help her into the gown, she started freaking out and made a huge fuss. The mom got involved and threatened to have me fired for trying to rape her daughter. When I assured her that I am, in fact, straight, she insisted I have my manager come out and vouch for my sexuality.
Finally, I put her in the dress and she bursts into tears and stars screaming at me about how I made her dress too tight and how she looked fat and terrible in it....and I just looked at her and said "ma'am, I haven't altered your dress yet, this is a first fitting to see what sort of alterations need to be done."
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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.