An unnamed bride is going viral for seemingly expecting her maid of honor to lose weight after having her baby in three weeks.
She asked a Facebook group if it would be acceptable to replace her if she doesn’t lose the weight in time for her wedding, as she doesn’t want to alter the dress again.
The members of the “That’s It, I’m Wedding Shaming” Facebook group all seemed to agree that the bride was in the wrong.
The internet is filled with stories of demanding brides, and one, in particular, is currently going viral for the expectations she seems to have set for her maid of honor.
In a screenshot shared in the Facebook group “That’s It, I’m Wedding Shaming,” a bride asks if it’s acceptable to replace her maid of honor if she does not lose her baby weight in time for her wedding in just over three weeks. The person who shared the screenshot on Facebook said they originally saw the post in a mom-centric group online, but that it has since been deleted.
“So my friend who is my maid of honor in my wedding recently gave birth and she hasn’t lost the baby weight,” the unnamed bride writes in the post. “I know it’s not an easy thing do and all but it’s been like 3 weeks already and she still looks pregnant.”
She goes on to say that the wedding is a little over three weeks away and that she doesn’t want to have the dress altered again.
“She still has like a little over 3 weeks to lose the weight, but I’m not confident she will,” she wrote. “She may not even fit her dress. I refuse to have it altered again. It was already altered multiple times for her and she said she’d fit into it.”
The bride-to-be then asks the group if it would be wrong of her to replace her maid of honor if she doesn’t fit into the dress.
“My question is if on the day of the wedding she doesn’t fit the dress would it be wrong to have someone else take her place? I have someone in mind,” she wrote. “She said she has a backup dress and I’m saying hell no to that. I’m not fat-shaming but come on. My wedding is only one day and I’m not having it ruined by her or her baby weight.”
And the idea of “pregnancy shaming” is nothing new when it comes to weddings. A bride previously went viral on Reddit in March 2019 when she shared a post about asking her pregnant bridesmaid not to pose with her hand on her stomach during her bridal photoshoot. This situation had a much more mixed response, as some agreed with her concern that the bridesmaid would take attention away from the bride.