Bridal Party Turmoil: Bridesmaid Seeks Compensation for Wedding Day Letdown

One bride online, whom we will call OP, has bridesmaid dress drama with one of her friends. The bridesmaid doesn’t like the colors OP has chosen and takes it upon herself to wear a different colored dress the day of the wedding. Yep, you read the correctly. Here is what happened and how OP reacted.

Wedding Planning

OP’s wedding had a winter theme. So, olive green and gold were the dominant colors for the day. She was going to wear a white gown and have her bridesmaids dressed in forest green. The maid of honor (MOH) was to wear a black dress. Everyone was going to accent with gold accessories.

Bridesmaid Dress Drama

OP asked her friend Kat to be one of her bridesmaids. When they all went dress shopping, she told them the color theme she was going for. Kat immediately expressed that forest green was a bad choice.

Kat described the color as not flattering and thought she should choose something different and more “girly.” OP said no because her wedding was winter themed, and she felt the color would go perfectly with the theme.

Kat suggested pink, blue, or even red. OP said no, but thanked Kat for the suggestions.

Kat found out her MOH’s dress was black and asked if she could wear black too. The bride said no and emphasized that only her MOH would wear black.

The Wedding Day

On the wedding day, everyone was getting their hair and makeup done when Kat arrived 30 minutes late with a suitcase that appeared to contain a dress.

The bride inquired as to the purpose of this. Kat explained that it was for later, at the reception, if she (Kat) became uncomfortable and needed to change after pictures.

Everyone was dressed and dolled up 30 minutes before the wedding was going to start to take pictures. Kat was still the last person to come down. When she came down, she was wearing a black dress (not forest green).

At the time, OP was preoccupied with taking pictures with her parents, but her MOH went over to tell her that Kat was wearing a black dress.

OP confronted Kat and asked her what was going on. Kat said she hated her bridesmaid dress, as the color was ugly and made her look gross, so she was going to wear black.

OP pleaded with Kat to go back and change. Kat refused and started walking away from her.

OP Kicked Kat Out

She told Kat she’d call security and kick her out if she didn’t go put on the right bridesmaid dress.

Kat began yelling at her, so OP called security and asked them to please escort Kat out. Kat started making a big scene. She screamed about how OP was such a bad person saying that the bride couldn’t force her to wear anything and that she was a horrible friend.

Despite the ugly scene and wedding drama, the day went on amazingly well.

Should OP Pay for The Black Dress?

Since the wedding, Kat has been blowing up OP’s phone with texts saying nasty things and asking back the money she spent on the black dress since it was a waste. OP had to block Kat’s number as their friendship turned toxic.

Some of her other bridesmaids have said it was a little harsh ejecting Kat and embarrassing her. They have even suggested she refund Kat for the black dress.

What do you think? Did the bride overreact? Does she owe Kat anything?

This thread inspired this article.

This article was produced and syndicated on Wealth of Geeks.

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