'Bridezilla' asks bridesmaid to dye ginger hair 'as it would clash with wedding colours'

A bridesmaid has claimed she has been asked to dye her "attention-grabbing" ginger hair for a wedding as it would "clash with the colour scheme".

The "bridezilla" said she would pay for the appointment so the ginger hair would not "take away from the cohesiveness of the group".

The shocked bridesmaid made the claims in a post on Reddit, where users have been quick to express outrage at the request.

One described it as "some serious bridezilla nonsense", while another said: "Where on earth did she ever get the idea that this would be acceptable?"

The woman, posting under the username "bridehairthrowaway", said she had known her friend, referred to as "Ella", since childhood and had received an email containing the request.

She wrote: "It seemed pretty standard but then when she got into the look she wants for her bridesmaids she wrote 'Bridehairthrowaway, you'll need to dye your hair for the day, I'll take you to my hairdresser and cover the cost :)'.

"This had never been mentioned to me. I'm a natural ginger, so it's not like I have an outrageous hair colour, although Ella and her other bridesmaids are all brunettes.

The ginger-haired bridesmaid was shocked by the request. Credit: PA

"I texted Ella about it, she told me my hair would clash with the wedding colours and that brides get a veto over pretty much every aspect of her bridesmaids' appearances.

"She also mentioned my hair is quite 'attention-grabbing' and I'd take away from the cohesiveness of the group. I told her I wasn't comfortable dying my hair. She said she'd get back to me but hoped I'd reconsider."

The bridesmaid said she had received messages from other members of the bridal party telling her to do it, but remained unsure.

She said she even considered offering to wear a wig, but added: "I even think that's kind of weird."

She received widespread support from other Reddit users.

One said: "You are not being unreasonable at all! I'm planning my wedding now, and I'd NEVER ask bridesmaids to dye their hair!"

Another wrote: "I would say no. If she makes a stink, that's her loss, not yours. Offer to attend as a guest instead if she really can't overcome it."