bride bans makeup for her maid of honor

You can expect to agree to things when you are at a wedding party. Bridesmaids are often stuck wearing awful dresses, and funding bachelor and bachelorette parties can be a serious expense. We go along with the bride and groom because we want their special day to be perfect, and their demands are usually harmless.

One maid of honor reached out to the “Am I the jerk?” subreddit to find out if her best friend was being reasonable with her wedding requests. You can read the story yourself and decide if this bride had the right to make this demand or if she became a full-on bridezilla.


The maid of honor wondered if she should skip the wedding after she was banned from wearing makeup.


The maid of honor explained that she is a professional makeup artist and usually wears makeup to cover a scar on her face.


The bride wanted to be the most beautiful person in the room.


We’ve all heard of Bridezillas before. A woman whose demands go far beyond what is reasonable. The trope has been depicted in many shows and movies. Bride Wars and 27 Dresses feature fictionalized versions of bridezillas, who are angry when anything goes wrong and want to control every tiny detail of their lavish ceremonies. A reality show called Bridezillas has been on WE since 2004, following real brides and exposing their immature and bratty behavior. Watching shows and films like this make brides feel like a parody, but in some cases, they take it too far.

The internet has tons of articles on how to deal with a bride who lets the pressure go to her head. Women’s Health has a list of “Signs You’ve Become a Bridezilla“. The first sign that a bride is angry is when she snaps at others. This can happen to anyone who is overwhelmed with stress, but a more appropriate reaction is to take a deep breath and calmly collect yourself before interacting with others.

Different signs you might have to tone it down are understanding that little insights regarding the wedding are keeping you up around evening time (I guarantee the visitors won’t be as worried about the shade of their napkins as you are), turning out to be too reliant upon your specialist or a glass of wine over the course of the day, and ending up sending messages and settling on telephone decisions generally as the night progressed. Everybody needs rest and unwinding, regardless of whether they’re arranging the most thrilling day of their life.

It isn’t an excuse to abandon all judgment and expect others to bend to your will when planning a wedding. It is not acceptable for brides to go out of their way to make their best friend look bad. The bride was a questionable friend before she started planning a wedding. If the maid of honor is reasonable for wanting to skip the whole event, please let us know in the comments. Have you ever dealt with a bride? We would love to hear those stories below.


The responses support the maid of honor, with many saying the bride is not a real friend.