(Closed) Can I have a mohawk?!

posted 9 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: If the best man asked if he could have a mohawk for your wedding, what would you say?
    Sure, no problem if that's what you want. It is your head after all! : (25 votes)
    40 %
    Um, NO! What are you thinking man? These pictures are FOREVER! : (19 votes)
    30 %
    It's up to you best man... I can't make decisions about how you cut your hair. : (14 votes)
    22 %
    Some other witty comment which I will share below : (0 votes)
    Honey! : (5 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    i voted no…… but tell him you will do the haircut on him at the reception πŸ™‚

     

    Post # 4
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    1428 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
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    184 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    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
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    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    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 Future Mother-In-Law

     

     

    Post # 7
    Member
    5398 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
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    193 posts
    Blushing bee

    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
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    1428 posts
    Bumble bee

    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…Groomsmen was one of his BFF’s).
    They had a very formal, but really fun wedding.
    Groomsmen 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, Groomsmen 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
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    165 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    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. πŸ™‚

    Post # 11
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    601 posts
    Busy bee
    • 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
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    405 posts
    Helper bee

    I would LOVE it if our Groomsmen had a mohawk (or even a fauxhawk). We’re not having a wedding party though. πŸ™‚ I think it’s really sweet that he asked and I’d be even more ok with it because of that. πŸ™‚ I agree with the poster that said people should be themselves at a wedding. πŸ™‚
    I can’t wait to hear what you said! My bet would be on yes. πŸ˜‰

    Post # 13
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    4480 posts
    Honey bee
    • 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 Fiance in our pictures; not the best man’s hair!

    Post # 14
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    250 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    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
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    796 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    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
    Bee
    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • 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. πŸ™‚

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