There's an unfortunate, Handmaids Tail-esque trend of brides feeling entitled to what their bridesmaids do with their bodies in the lead-up to a wedding. One former bridesmaid was pushed to her limit after she was was kicked out of the bridal party for cutting her hair for health-related reasons. So she decided to take the bride and groom to court over wedding-related expenses.
For my friend’s 3 day wedding, I had to buy three different dresses (including alterations, and specific shoes which totalled over $700. She also wanted specific hair styles for each day.
Unfortunately starting in March my hair started to deteriorate. Due to health reasons my hair was falling out in chunks and in May i made the difficult decision to cut my hair. I told the bride about my decision two weeks before the wedding and she didn’t say anything bad.
The following week, she came over to my house and when she was about to leave, she brought up that she was concerned about my haircut and I told her it would look good even though I wouldn’t be uniform with the other bridesmaids.