Post # 1
my wedding is one month away. I just noticed that one of my bridesmaids has metal teeth braces which she did not have when I first met her. I dread the idea of having to look back at my pictures and noticing braces every time. I am planning to ask her if there is something else that can be done.Has anyone experienced this issue and did it affect your pictures? is there any way that pictures can be taken w/o showing the braces? please I need suggestions. thanks
Post # 3
@me marry: Nope. You could ask your photog to photoshop them out later (though this seems silly). Don’t ask her to change them. You presumably asked her to be a bridesmaid because she’s a close friend, not because you wanted a model in your pictures.
Post # 4
I guess you could ask your photographer to photoshop them out.
I don’t know what you expect you BM to do though. It’s not like she can get her braces removed in order to be in your wedding. They are cemented to her teeth and are quite a process to get put on and get taken off.
ETA: I seriously hope you are joking about something “being done” though.
Post # 5
Oh please let this be a joke. Please, please, please. No, you absolutely cannot ask your bridesmaid if anything can ‘be done’ about her braces. Silly her, not puting her health above braces in your wedding pictures. I think it’s really insensitive that it even bothers you, I doubt she loves having to wear braces but in no way will it affect your wedding photos.
I’m sure there are ways they can be photoshopped or she can smile with her teeth showing, but I would find it incredibly appalling and vain if you actually considered either of those options. Like Aure said, she is your friend, not a model you’re selecting to pose for the prettiest picture.
Post # 6
Oh wow I really hope you’re joking. I had braces as a teenager and they made me extremely self-conscious. Don’t say anything to your BM. There’s nothing she can do about it.
Post # 7
I agree with PPs… also hoping you weren’t serious about asking if something can “be done.” Braces make people self conscious enough. This girl must be important enough to you to be in your wedding, braces don’t change a person and there are a lot more important things to focus on during wedding planning and the big day than who’s wearing braces.
Post # 8
Ask yourself if you really want to be the sort of bride who would look back at the photos of the happiest day of her life and allow herself to be upset because one of her best friends is wearing braces. That would be pretty shallow and petty.
Post # 9
All I can say is learn to love your bridesmaid with the braces if you ask her to get them out for your wedding She will be hurt. Why did you choose her to be a bridesmaid? Think about that instead of her having braces :#
Post # 13
Getting one’s braces off costs $1000 and takes four hours, and probably sets the process back about six months to a year, and then she needs to pay the same and the same amount of time to get them back on. They don’t just come off, and it’s an extremely painful process. I think you just need to accept that they’re staying.
Post # 14
Um….Uhhh…for reals? Okay. I’m going to leave this thread alone…
Post # 15
@red_pepper_gal: Right you are! This is the LEAST amount of money it costs. Having them removed can also cause swelling in the mouth/lips/gums. As well as start regression of the teeth back to what they were before braces.
As others have stated. I sincerely hope this is a joke. Braces aren’t the end of the world. If you’re really bothered by them tell her to smile without opening her mouth (though if a bride asked me to do that I would tell her to pi$$ off…but that’s just me.).
Edit to add: It seems your wedding is a week away (or so). Unfortunately most orthodonist appointments have to be scheduled WEEKS in advance. Removal of braces or any appointment taking a good chunk of time (i.e. hours); is usually scheduled a month+ in advance. (I’m just speaking on personal experience of years of orthodonist work on my teeth.)
Post # 16
Is this for real? I’m legitimately asking this. Not trying to snark.