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My bridesmaid culture requires her to wear black to my wedding because she’s in mourning – I didn’t invite her but was I wrong?

The bride admitted to not inviting a colleague who is also a bridesmaid to her wedding because she refused to wear the royal blue chosen for her bridesmaid dress.

The bride revealed that she knew it was a cultural issue for her friend, but she didn’t invite her anyway – and is now having second thoughts.

A bride didn't invite her bridesmaids to her wedding a month before she was scheduled to walk down the aisle

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A bride didn’t invite her bridesmaids to her wedding a month before she was scheduled to walk down the aisleCredit: Getty
Bridesmaids need to wear black to their weddings for cultural reasons - a color the bride is forbidden to wear on her special day

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Bridesmaids need to wear black to their weddings for cultural reasons – a color the bride is forbidden to wear on her special dayCredit: Getty

The bride wrote in an anonymous Reddit post that her wedding was only a month away and everything was arranged – including the bridesmaid’s dress – but now she’s in a dilemma. morally.

“[My bridesmaid] The bride died a week ago and according to their culture, mourning lasts up to 40 days.

“My wedding will be before 40 days are over and my co-worker says she must mourn and wear black.”

The bride previously forbade anyone to wear black at her wedding.

The woman did not mention where her colleague was from, but several different cultures required days of mourning.

For example, George Mason’s University Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media states that funerals can last up to a year in the Greek community.

The poster asked if the royal blue of the bridesmaid’s dress could be an exception because it’s a dark color, but her colleague said it would be “disrespectful of her culture and traditions.” “.

The coworker then asked if she could swap her approved bridesmaid dress for a black one, but the bride said she didn’t want to compromise.

Colleagues also asked if she could come to the wedding as a guest and wear black.

“I said I wasn’t comfortable with the idea of ​​her coming to my wedding during her time of mourning, so it would be best if I invited her out completely so she could mourn during her time of mourning. peace,” the bride revealed.

“She said I didn’t have to invite her but simply let her wear black.

“I insist it’s for the best for both of us.”

Now, the bride is not sure she has handled the situation properly and asks strangers online if she did the right thing.

Unfortunately for the poster, they thought she was wrong.

One reader commented: “I can understand the assassins don’t wear black – but that doesn’t forbid someone at a funeral from doing so.

“A lot of people wear black to weddings.

“She didn’t actively cry all day,” said one sympathetic bridesmaid.

However, another disapproving Reddit user said: “She voluntarily dropped out of the wedding party, and then you slapped her in the face because of the color of the dress?”

Other readers commented that in some cultures, black is an important issue in weddings, as is red.

The poster did not mention whether she was stripped of any black clothing for cultural reasons.

This isn’t the first bride to lose her bridesmaids because of how they looked at her wedding.

A woman recalls a bride asks bridesmaids to lose weight before her special day – two of them dropped out of school.

The bride feels guilty about her decision and isn't sure if she handled the situation correctly

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The bride feels guilty about her decision and isn’t sure if she handled the situation correctlyCredit: Getty
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