Post # 1
The best man just called fiance and asked to talk to me. He then proceded to ask me whether he could have a mohawk for the wedding. He was polite about it and was going to respect whatever I decided.
So… What would you say/do?
I’ll let you know what I said and did after some people weigh in
Post # 3
i voted no…… but tell him you will do the haircut on him at the reception 🙂
Post # 4
My inside voice thinks this: big punk mohawk….and says NO!
But, my rational outside voice says….it’s your hair….do what you want with it. As long as you are dressed appropriately for our wedding, we’re thrilled that you’re there to celebrate with us….mohawk and all.
Post # 5
I really can’t say that I’d want a mohawk in my wedding pictures.
I’m not the kind of bride to ask their attendants to grow out or cut their hair, but that’s a bit extreme and attention grabbing. You have to draw the line somewhere.
Post # 6
when my brother got married, our nephew was one of his groomsmen. he was a 18yr surfer dude at the time and he had long, mangy, unwashed dred hair and at the time i thought it was very funny how the brides mother (the bride didnt care) kept nagging him to get his hair cut (heck, wash his hair would have been a plus) and our side of the family supported him in leaving it as it was just to annoy the FMIL
Post # 7
I say it’s his hair and up to him, but what kind of mohawk are we takling about? Huge like the one above, or something a little more subtle?
Post # 8
I think it’s wonderful that he asked you and that he’ll respect your opinion.
Me, I would say no, and thanks for asking, and I’ll even pay for the haircut since you offered to wait. But if you think it’ll make your wedding even more memorable/interesting, then go for it! It’s all up to personal preference.
Post # 9
One of my cousin’s groomsmen asked if he could do a speech at their wedding….he was not the best man. Cousin’s (now) wife was totally cool with it (of course so was cousin…GM was one of his BFF’s).
They had a very formal, but really fun wedding.
GM did his funny speech….I know some of the older folks raised eyebrows…but for those of us that knew him it was hilarious.
Thank God someone videotaped it.
One month after the wedding, GM died of a heart attack at 36 years old.
We cherish his speech to this day (3+ years later) and we still watch it even though it brings tears.
That’s all we have now of him, and thank God we have that to look at.I honestly, when it comes down to it, don’t give a cat’s butt about what people wear, as long as our loved ones are there….we’re gonna be happy.
Post # 10
My nephew has one, he is 2 and its adorabale. Mohawks these days are not what’s pictured above, they are actually called fauhawks. Its more important to me that people I love are happy, themself and having fun. Yea pictures are forever but I want pictures that says who we really are not a fake show. That’s why I also don’t believe in all the heavy makeup/primping some brides do. Be yourself and let others do the same. Plus you have to give him mad props for respecting you and asking! Also it will not take away your “light”. It annoys me when I hear people saying things will take the spotlight off a bride but that’s a whole other thread. 🙂
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2010 - Heinz Chapel Ceremony, Museum Reception
I’m pretty sure I’d have told him to go right ahead. I don’t tend to mind ‘extreme’ looks, and personally, I don’t think my wedding day is long enough nor major enough to dictate what other people do with their hair and bodies. That was really nice of him to ask, though! I also might have wanted to say yes just because he made such a thoughtful gesture.
Post # 12
I would LOVE it if our GM had a mohawk (or even a fauxhawk). We’re not having a wedding party though. 🙂 I think it’s really sweet that he asked and I’d be even more ok with it because of that. 🙂 I agree with the poster that said people should be themselves at a wedding. 🙂
I can’t wait to hear what you said! My bet would be on yes. 😉
Post # 13
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
I would say absolutely not. If he simply must cut the mohawk, I would make him gel it down so it was as inconspicuous as possible. I have a very conservative family and they would be so angry it would ruin the day for me. Not only that, but I want people to see me and FI in our pictures; not the best man’s hair!
Post # 14
That’s a tough call. I wouldn’t want to tell him what to do with his hair, but I’d probe to see what kind of mohawk we’re talking about. If it’s a short one like this picture I found, I don’t think it’s a big deal. If it’s a huge pointy thing, I might freak a bit, lol. Maybe ask him to just keep it a well groomed mohawk? lol
Post # 15
I agree, see what kind of mohawk we’re talking about here. If it’s small David Beckham style, that’s okay – but if it’s huge, neon green punk runk, that is attention grabbing and distracting and I’d say I’d prefer he wait until after the wedding.
Post # 16
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
I think it’s fine. I’ve been to weddings where a groomsman had pink hair, or a bridesmaid had a huge backpiece (tattoo)… these people are your most special friends, and I think it’s fabulous to let them express themselves. They’re already doing what you want, wearing what you want, and catering to your needs on that weekend and throughout the plnning process. Letting friends be themselves is way more special and touching, IMO, than having a herd of clones standing up there with you. 🙂