(Closed) Am I Bridezilla for this request?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: French braid, yay or nay?
    I would have said no too : (86 votes)
    61 %
    Let her do what she wants : (54 votes)
    39 %
  • Post # 17
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m with you on this one, it’s for the beach not a wedding!

    Post # 18
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    What about an updo that incorporates a frencg braid. I don’t think it’s dressy enough (I am not a fan either, a reg french braid makes me think of little kids, don’t like it on an adult). How about showing her these? (sorry if the pics are huge)

     

    or even this, which is a loose french braid with a lot of volume on top (maybe a bit neater though but this looks more grown up to me).

    I know you said you sent her some pics already. But maybe she will like these? idk, good luck!

    Post # 19
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I wouldn’t be thrilled about that either. Hate the look very dated. However, braids are very in right now. Maybe you can show her some pictures of updated looks with braids and maybe she would like one of those better. Try a waterfall braid, they look really awesome!

    Post # 20
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Wait.  Your mother or a bridesmaid wants to wear this?!

    Post # 21
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I would let her do what she wants and not make an issue of it, but I do think it is an inappropriate hairstyle for the MOB and it also tends to photograph badly, imo. If it were me, I would suggest other styles and indicate that I didn’t think it was a flattering look on her (I would make it about her, not me), but if she was absolutely insistent, I wouldn’t pick a fight about it.

    Post # 22
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    If she asked you for your opinion, then no, I wouldn’t say that you are a Bridezilla for expressing your opinion.

    But I find it irritating when brides tell other people exactly what they can or cannot do with their hair/nails/etc.

    I don’t personally like that first picture, but I think incorporating braids in other ways is a fantastic way to go, like the other posters suggested. 🙂

    Post # 23
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I would have said no on the basis that it is way too casual and sporty looking.

    Post # 24
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    @breadandbutterflies:  Much better.

    I agree- the single french braid is not wedding-appropriate. If she asked if she could wear flip-flops for the wedding, you would have said no as well.

    Also-if that photo is of your friend, the braid highlights her differing hair shades, and not in a good way.

    Post # 25
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    A single french braid is not appropriate for a wedding. Maybe if she was cleaning the house or a lazy day at home but not a wedding. You weren’t in the wrong to ask her to find something more suitable.

    Post # 26
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m not as shoked by the fact that she wants this for her hair, but by the fact she wants this proffesionally done.  I can french braid my hair for free, no need to pay for it.  I would suggest some other braid does for her.  

    Post # 27
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    If she asked, then no you are not being a bridezilla. She asked, you answered.

    Post # 28
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    I’d just let her do what she feels most comfortable with.  You’re the bride, but you want your mom to feel beautiful and confident, too.  If she’s just as happy with another ‘do, then you’re golden!  If she’s disappointed, I’d just let her have the braid (and then tell her she looks gorgeous even if you hate her hair).

    Post # 29
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Ah my daughter used to french-braid my hair and I so loved it. Unfortunately I can not do it myself and so my hair has not been french-braided since she died. What I would do to have her french braid my hair again!

    As for the wedding, I feel I do not have the right to dictate ANYBODY’S hairstyle.

    Post # 30
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @KT808 As a makeup artist+hairstyler, I wish I could braid your hair for you…  :*)

    Just wanted to give you a hug (a virtual one…but still hopefully with warmth)

    Here’s a Bee Hug


    Post # 31
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    i don’t hink there is anything wrong with a braid, but for a wedding it definately needs dressing up a bit. i’ve just found this one: 

     

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