A bride has been slammed for demanding her guests adhere to an “unreasonable” and “potentially life-threatening” dress code for her wedding.
Mum-to-be Lisa* revealed her husband’s sister, 36, was getting married and asked all her guests to dress in long-sleeved, floor-length dresses, even though the wedding had outdoor venue during midsummer daytime.
The wedding location, in the southern United States, has an average summer maximum temperature of 33°C.
“I’m currently 34 weeks pregnant and I get hot very quickly – and the wedding is entirely outside, in the middle of the day, where it’s incredibly hot. I can’t wear a long-sleeved dress to the ground in the heat for eight hours,” the 25-year-old wrote.
Lisa caused a stir when she told the bride she wouldn’t be able to attend the wedding if she refused to compromise on the dress code because she had to “take care of (her own) health.”
A bride was shamed for demanding her guests adhere to an ‘unreasonable’ and ‘potentially deadly’ dress code for her summer wedding (stock image)
Lisa initially tried to compromise by sending the bride several options of dresses she could wear – but they were either “only ankle length” or “not formal enough” for the wedding.
“(My sister-in-law) is adamant about what exactly she wants. I told her yesterday that I wouldn’t be able to attend her wedding if she didn’t change the dress code even slightly.
“She has the right to have her wedding exactly how she wants, to make it her perfect day, but I have the right to look after my own health.”
Lisa then revealed that her SIL “freaked out” and called her “selfish” for refusing to attend the wedding.
“She told me that ‘for once it wasn’t about me and my f***ing baby’ – which she only said because she’s jealous that I’m having the first grandchild and she felt like she should have had a baby before me and my husband,” the mom-to-be shared.
Several of Lisa’s in-laws want her to “compromise for a day” in order to “keep the peace”, but Lisa and her husband chose to abstain from the wedding in protest.
“I don’t think I should have to compromise my health for his marriage,” Lisa finally said.
Lisa initially tried to compromise by sending the bride several options of dresses she could wear — but they were either “only ankle-length” or “not formal enough” for the wedding.
A mum-to-be has revealed her husband’s sister is getting married and asked her guests to wear long-sleeved, floor-length dresses for a midday black-tie wedding.
There was support online for Lisa, with some accusing the bride of “cruel” behavior.
“There is no way I will be able to respect their dress code. I just went out in a t-shirt and jeggings in 25C and I was too hot and I didn’t go out for eight hours,” said one pregnant woman.
Another wrote: “I absolutely would have said no to this one for the same reasons! If they wanted it to be away, they should have made more margin on the innings. If they wanted muffs, they should have put them inside, in an air-conditioned place.
“With heated people drinking alcohol… I hope they have an ambulance waiting!” » noted one man.
Many also pointed out that “black tie” attire was totally inappropriate in these conditions.
“Black tie is for the evening. This bride thinks she’s very elegant, but she’s actually making a major faux pas. And all an invitation should say is ‘black tie’ – any further instructions are just rude,” one woman revealed.
*Names have been changed for privacy reasons.