(Closed) BrideZilla!Did I do the right thing.

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
504 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

The hair issue alone is enough to drop out. It sounds like a typical “bridezilla” case. The bride cares more about her”big day” than she does her friendships. I wouldn’t dwell too much on this, who knows how much worse it would get as the wedding approaches. I hope you realize though that this friendship is most likely over, not that it sounds like it was super great to begin with. I don’t think you are missing out on anything. 

Post # 3
6554 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

FutureMrsLandi:  you did the right thing. She sounds like a real peach

Dye your hair? Um…no thanks. 

Post # 4
1426 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

I would have dropped out as soon as I was told to dye my hair to fit her “image”. Heeeck no!  


Post # 5
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

FutureMrsLandi:  Yikes this is no fun.  I think that first, the bride’s expectations are insane- Dye your hair to match? Haha she’s crazy.  She might not be a mother yet, but she needs to understand that while the wedding seems like her whole life right now, it’s not YOUR whole life.  You also said that you go visit her once a month- does she ever visit you?

Also, I think the MOH is just a crazy bitch- pardon my language.  Is MOH married or single- I feel like she’s on some crazy power trip about being the MOH- so cold and playing dirty… I’d love for her to produce the emails she apparently sent… 

I think if you’re upset by this, you should certainly talk to bride.  Just tell her you hate how this happened, and you want to be there for her, and you are TRYING to be there for her.  Don’t make it about the MOH or her or anyone else doing things wrong, just blame it on some obvious miscommunication, and stress that all along your intentions have been good.  I hate seeing friendships fall apart over weddings.. it’s SO stupid but it happens all the time.  Tell her that you want to be yourself and help her out in every way possible for the big day.  If she’s receptive to that, then go ahead and hop back in as bridesmaid.  But if she freaks, forces you to dye your hair, yells at you for being a mother… then as politely as possible, say you would hate for her to be unhappy with things, but you are who you are, and maybe it’s best if you come as just a guest (or not at all? not sure if you’re at that point)… Be the bigger person.  If she’s smart she will come to her senses, and if not, then her loss. 

But so sorry you are dealing with this!  

Post # 8
729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Dying your hair to match?!? LOL You did the right thing. Wedding planning sometimes brings out the worst in people 😐 

Post # 9
2481 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

The request to colour my hair to match her other bridesmaids would have been cause enough for me to drop out! Quite ridiculous. Clearly she’s planning a circus rather than a wedding.

Post # 11
734 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

FutureMrsLandi:  As others have said, weddings can bring out the worst in people. Sometimes its stress and sometimes because the bride gets into her own world and “its all about me and my day” instead of caring about friendships. I wouldn’t dye my hair to fit her image. I would talk it out, if she did apologize than I would accept her apology, tell her how she made you feel about her flips out of never making time for her and all the things you’ve listed and just say “I would love to be apart of your day but I think it is best that I come as a guest and not as a member of your wedding party. I would love to be able to be there to support you during this important time of your life”. This way you don’t have to worry about having her freak out on you but maintain the friendship. Hopefully all works out for you! Good Luck!!

Post # 12
4719 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Fucking nonsense.

Maybe she can suggest the other BMs to dye their hair to match yours?


Post # 13
2709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Agree with PP, if she apologized about the hair and you guys talked about it I would forgive her, but I don’t think I would want to be in the wedding party anymore. It seems like the best way to maintain a friendship.

Post # 14
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

FutureMrsLandi:  Glad you talked!! It’s scary though.. what if she only gets worse as the wedding gets closer?  Do what feels right in your gut.  I hope she agreed to let you keep your hair as is???

Post # 15
9 posts
  • Wedding: October 2014

The hair situation alone was enough to drop out. That is insane. Just tell her that you love and support her, but that you feel as though you can’t properly fulfill the duties of a bridesmaid right now due to everything you have going on in your life. Tell her that you are still here for her and that she can call you any time she needs to vent, and that you will be at the wedding, that you wouldn’t miss it for the world. If she’s still angry, just kill her with kindness. Never let it get ugly. Then, you can’t feel bad. 🙂

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