Bridesmaid Short Hairstyle Questionable At Best
I love a good bridesmaid theme
There are so many decisions to make when invited to a wedding of a former classmate typically the first two are should I even go and what will I wear. For me I always think of how should I style my hair for the wedding and my go to wedding hairstyle is a half-up do I have long hair and it’s a timeless hairstyle even for a brides hairstyle really. Late fall 2021 I attended a wedding of a best friend from college turns out most of the bridal party was from our same group from college. Although I did not make the cut to be on short list for the wedding party I wasn’t hurt by this since I never stayed in touch after my college days, it is pretty typical people lose touch when going through transitions in life.
I wonder if the bride pressured them into it...
Once we found our seats at the wedding reception I thought all my old friends looked so pretty up there call me cheesy but I always love that bridesmaids have themes, I was a bridesmaid twice before and loved every part of it. After the initial excitement wore off I noticed their bridesmaids theme had a lot more permeant similarities as well specifically their bridesmaid hairstyles. They all got new short hair cuts for the wedding! Even the bride had short hair with a traditional wedding dress. I couldn’t believe what I was seeingI was a few rows from the front and from that distance it looked like a bunch of men in dresses playing dress up. I get it if the mother of the brides hairstyle was short hair but not when they are in their 30s come on, I wonder if the bride pressured them into it what’s the idea behind ugly bridesmaid dresses it makes the brides dress look better. For my wedding it never even crossed my mind to ask or state how the bridesmaid hairstyles should be.
After the reception the bride and bridesmaids ran up to me it was really good to see them again what was strange is the first thing out of all their mouths was about how long and pretty my hair is immediately followed by how I should cut my hair short. I was looking forward to catching up with them honestly I was but this distracted me a lot the rest of the night and the memories of them in college all started coming back. We would have these haircutting parties where we would all drink a bit too much then cut each others hair it seemed fun at the time but looking back it seems they were trying to rid me of my long hair. I always remember trimming mine first because I didn’t want some drunken regret but for my friends they always had shorter hair and I guess their hair kept getting shorter over the years. Later when the bride was a bit drunk she said how jealous she was of my long hair and how she would have felt bad if I was a bridesmaid because I’d steal her show. The night ended well and I have seen a few of them since but I am just glad my long hair daughters were not with me to hear the comments my fellow women said to me after all these years.