A bride banned her maid of honor from wearing makeup at the wedding.
The maid of honor asked Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum for help. She’s a makeup artist and feels her best wearing a full face. When the bride didn’t want to be “overshadowed” at her wedding, she forbade the Reddit poster from wearing makeup altogether.
“I am the maid of honor for my best friend of many years’ wedding,” the maid of honor wrote. “I am a makeup artist, I wear makeup every day. I am significantly more attractive with makeup on and in all honestly, I lack confidence without it. I also have a scar on my face that I hide with makeup, and am very insecure about. In the past, my friend has made MANY comments about my appearance and my makeup to men I’ve been interested in. She says things like, ‘you should see her without makeup,’ or talks about how ‘it can be wiped away.’ In the past, she has apologized for these comments saying she was just jealous I got more male attention than her, but the comments have continued, even recently during her engagement.”
Then one morning the maid of honor got a text message from the bride with an unthinkable request.
“She had an important request for me: that I don’t wear any makeup to her wedding,” the Reddit poster said. “She says if I wear makeup I will ‘overshadow’ her at her own wedding and it would be unfair because she wants to feel like the most beautiful person in the room as the bride. I told her that was ridiculous, it’s a wedding, everyone will be wearing makeup and I won’t look good or properly dressed up in the photos if I don’t. She absolutely refuses to compromise, despite not being able to answer why I specifically can’t wear makeup but everyone else can… I don’t think this is fair. She knows I’m not as confident without makeup on and won’t like how I look in the pictures.”
Reddit users thought the bride was way out of line.
“This person is not your friend. At all,” one person wrote.
“She’s so petty and jealous she’s trying to block you with men who might be interested in you,” another said.
“It sounds like this friend hates you,” someone commented.
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