Bridesmaids ordered to cut 6 inches off hair because 'nobody can have longer hair than the bride'

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By Kim Novak

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A woman has revealed that her sister has made an unreasonable demand ahead of her wedding, ordering her bridesmaids to cut their hair.

While weddings are a magical celebration of a couple's love, they can be pretty stressful to plan - leading some to turn to bride- or groom-zillas.

From picking out flowers to the perfect wedding dress and the color scheme, there are plenty of things that need to be nailed to make sure it's the perfect day.

However, one bride appears to have taken it to the extreme by dictating that none of her bridesmaids is allowed to have hair that is longer than her own - and must get it cut if it is.

The bride has made an unreasonable demand of her bridesmaids. Credit: Cherdchanok Treevanchai/Getty Images

Her sister took to Reddit to write a post titled: "Sister is losing her mind over my hair being too long for her wedding."

The poster explained: "So my sister's getting married soon, like a couple months, I’m happy for her, the guy she’s marrying is a cool enough person and they work well together.

"She asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding party and I accepted. Then she started listing her requirements, some understandable (Like wearing longer sleeves to cover up my tattoos, I’m fine with that), but one of them was really weird and felt kind of pointed at me, everyone in the wedding party must have shorter hair than the bride by at least 6 inches.

"Now, my hair is super important to me, it’s a significant part of my identity and I really love it, it’s knee length and I take super good care of it. My sister's is to the middle of her back, so about two feet shorter than mine, she has longer hair than her friends aside from one who agreed to cut her hair, I did not."

She revealed that the bride had "freaked out" when she refused to cut her hair, and wouldn't let her wear it in an up-do as it would "distract people from her", and insisted all her bridesmaids wore their hair down.

As a further compromise, she even offered to step down as a bridesmaid and just attend the wedding as a guest, but even that wasn't good enough for the demanding bride.

The bride's future husband even tried to convince his future sister-in-law to cut her hair, telling her it would "grow back" in time.

Her sister refused to cut her hair but offered to have it styled in an up-do instead. Credit: SBenitez/Getty Images

The sister still refused, which led to the groom ringing her back later to say that the bride had been crying for half an hour, but still did not manage to convince her to cut her hair.

After she doubled down on not being a bridesmaid if the condition was to get inches chopped off her mane, she added: "I got a phone call from the bride herself, she was crying and said fine I don’t have to cut my hair or be a bridesmaid but to please wear it up.

"So at the very least she came to some kind of compromise, I think she was expecting me to feel bad and come around cause when I said, dope I’ll just be a guest then she began crying harder and hung up."

She added: "I hope it’s over, probably isn’t, I’ll probably not hear the end of this anytime soon, but at least I can hope that she’s given up."

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Other Reddit users agreed with the poster, commenting: "I can't imagine ever asking someone to change their appearance for my benefit. Crazy."

Another wrote: "Soooo your sister is jealous of your hair and finding a convoluted way for you to have it shorter is the only thing she found to « win » hair-wise? Whatever her issues are: don’t cut your hair."

One even pointed out: "Everyone knows you have long hair. It's not going to be distracting as everyone is used to it. If you were to cut it, however, that would be distracting to everyone. They will all be commenting about it all night long. 'OMG! I can't believe you cut your hair! It looks great but I didn't think you would ever cut it because it means so much to you.' I bet your sister didn't think about that."

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Bridesmaids ordered to cut 6 inches off hair because 'nobody can have longer hair than the bride'

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By Kim Novak

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A woman has revealed that her sister has made an unreasonable demand ahead of her wedding, ordering her bridesmaids to cut their hair.

While weddings are a magical celebration of a couple's love, they can be pretty stressful to plan - leading some to turn to bride- or groom-zillas.

From picking out flowers to the perfect wedding dress and the color scheme, there are plenty of things that need to be nailed to make sure it's the perfect day.

However, one bride appears to have taken it to the extreme by dictating that none of her bridesmaids is allowed to have hair that is longer than her own - and must get it cut if it is.

The bride has made an unreasonable demand of her bridesmaids. Credit: Cherdchanok Treevanchai/Getty Images

Her sister took to Reddit to write a post titled: "Sister is losing her mind over my hair being too long for her wedding."

The poster explained: "So my sister's getting married soon, like a couple months, I’m happy for her, the guy she’s marrying is a cool enough person and they work well together.

"She asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding party and I accepted. Then she started listing her requirements, some understandable (Like wearing longer sleeves to cover up my tattoos, I’m fine with that), but one of them was really weird and felt kind of pointed at me, everyone in the wedding party must have shorter hair than the bride by at least 6 inches.

"Now, my hair is super important to me, it’s a significant part of my identity and I really love it, it’s knee length and I take super good care of it. My sister's is to the middle of her back, so about two feet shorter than mine, she has longer hair than her friends aside from one who agreed to cut her hair, I did not."

She revealed that the bride had "freaked out" when she refused to cut her hair, and wouldn't let her wear it in an up-do as it would "distract people from her", and insisted all her bridesmaids wore their hair down.

As a further compromise, she even offered to step down as a bridesmaid and just attend the wedding as a guest, but even that wasn't good enough for the demanding bride.

The bride's future husband even tried to convince his future sister-in-law to cut her hair, telling her it would "grow back" in time.

Her sister refused to cut her hair but offered to have it styled in an up-do instead. Credit: SBenitez/Getty Images

The sister still refused, which led to the groom ringing her back later to say that the bride had been crying for half an hour, but still did not manage to convince her to cut her hair.

After she doubled down on not being a bridesmaid if the condition was to get inches chopped off her mane, she added: "I got a phone call from the bride herself, she was crying and said fine I don’t have to cut my hair or be a bridesmaid but to please wear it up.

"So at the very least she came to some kind of compromise, I think she was expecting me to feel bad and come around cause when I said, dope I’ll just be a guest then she began crying harder and hung up."

She added: "I hope it’s over, probably isn’t, I’ll probably not hear the end of this anytime soon, but at least I can hope that she’s given up."

Credit: Reddit

Other Reddit users agreed with the poster, commenting: "I can't imagine ever asking someone to change their appearance for my benefit. Crazy."

Another wrote: "Soooo your sister is jealous of your hair and finding a convoluted way for you to have it shorter is the only thing she found to « win » hair-wise? Whatever her issues are: don’t cut your hair."

One even pointed out: "Everyone knows you have long hair. It's not going to be distracting as everyone is used to it. If you were to cut it, however, that would be distracting to everyone. They will all be commenting about it all night long. 'OMG! I can't believe you cut your hair! It looks great but I didn't think you would ever cut it because it means so much to you.' I bet your sister didn't think about that."

Featured image credit: SBenitez/Getty Images