A bridesmaid couldn’t believe the way her aunt treated her during a wedding ceremony.
She asked for advice on Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum. The bridesmaid wears glasses and can’t see without them. Although the bride had no issue with the bridesmaid’s glasses, the bride’s mother (the Reddit poster’s aunt) did. The aunt insisted that the glasses were ruining the wedding.
“My baby cousin Amy asked me to be a bridesmaid,” she wrote. “I have bad eyesight and wear glasses. I only take them off to shower and sleep. Before the wedding, Amy told me another bridesmaid was going to get contacts specifically for this, implying I should as well. I reminded Amy that I don’t wear contacts, but since I have multiple pairs of frames, she can pick which set I wear. Fast forward to the day of the wedding. While we’re getting ready, Amy’s mom (my aunt) asks me if I need access to the mirror, so I can put in my contacts. I’m like, ‘No, I don’t wear contacts.’ [Then] she makes [a] disgusted face. We get all lined up, and Amy’s mom starts fussing about my glasses again. She asks if I can take them off for the ceremony, which is a huge no. I cannot see ANYTHING without my glasses.”
No matter how much the Reddit poster pleaded, Amy’s mom tried to get her to take the glasses off.
“Now it’s time for photos, and yet again, Amy’s mom is coming for my medically required accessibility aids,” she explained. “She tells me I’m ruining the photos and to take off my glasses. Finally, I say that I do not want to be photographed without my glasses, and that’s final. If I’m ruining the photos so much, they can continue without me. I take my bouquet and leave. Later, at the reception, I keep my distance from Amy and her mom. Before it’s over, though, I pull Amy aside to talk. She apologizes for her mom. I apologize for losing my cool. [The wedding was on] Saturday. [Now] Amy’s mom [is] out here slandering me to the world. The photos went up on Facebook, and when my grandma asked why I wasn’t in half the shots… yeah. My parents are on my side, but other people are saying I was stubborn for no reason, and taking off my glasses wouldn’t kill me.”
People felt Amy’s mom was completely in the wrong here.
“As a fellow glasses wearer, I know how awful it is to take them off and not see anything,” a user wrote.
“This is ridiculous, a completely unreasonable request,” another said.
“Your aunt is overstepping,” someone commented.
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