He took to Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum for advice. His cousin is getting married and he’s in the wedding party. However, the bride’s mother is making, what he feels to be, an unfair demand of all of the groomsmen.
“His fiancée’s mom says that she wants the groomsmen to shave their faces. We all have beards but four out of five of us are bald through genetics. My beard is part of my style and it’s the only hair that I can grow so I am proud of it. She says it’s only hair so it’ll grow back. To me, it’s more than ‘just hair.’ So I told them that I would shave my beard if she shaved her head because after all, it’s ‘just hair.’ […]The bride is totally cool with beards. It’s her mother that wants us to be clean-shaven,” the user wrote.
Reddit users sided with the groomsman on this one.
“I really hate these brides who think they can make ridiculous requests just because they’re getting married,” one user commented.
“If you maybe were one of the men who didn’t groom his beard well, but it sounds like you do, it wouldn’t be unheard of to ask you to clean it up, but not to shave it. That steps over the line there,” another wrote.
“I can understand wanting it neat, but asking to shave is rude,” someone said.
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