Does something “photoshopped” blue count?
A bride has gone viral after admitting that she asked her photographer to edit her niece’s dress — which was white — in her wedding party photos.
“So I (30f) got married, yay! Honestly, it was my dream wedding,” gushed the blushing bride on Reddit’s anonymous AITA (Am I The A- -hole?) forum. “Everything went off without a hitch. Except for one small thing; my niece’s (16) dress.”
The bride said that she tried to remain unbothered by the faux pas, as well as the teen’s elbow-high white gloves, throughout the event, refraining to raise the issue with the teenage guest or her parents.
“When I got the first drafts back from our photographer, I couldn’t stand when I saw her in her white dress standing next to me,” lamented the newlywed. “My husband saw how upset I was, and suggested that we pay extra to get my niece’s dress photoshopped to a light blue. We thought it through, and since we had some budget left, we went for it.”
According to the couple, the transition from white to blue went seamlessly and didn’t seem to change a thing.
“I could hardly even tell that my niece was originally wearing white, and she still looked really nice,” mused the woman.
But drama allegedly ensued after the bride shared a sample of her wedding photos on social media and received an angry message from her new sister-in-law.
“My SIL [sister-in-law] messaged me and was angry that I photoshopped my niece without checking with her first,” reported the woman. “She accused me of thinking my niece was ugly and of body shaming her. To be clear, I did not have her body photoshopped, only the color of her dress and gloves.”
The woman concluded the post by stating she still believes that what she did was right, adding that the photo in question was a large group of people and “wasn’t trying to showcase the photoshop at all.”
“I don’t think I’m in the wrong, but this situation has been stressing me out, so AITA,” concluded the post.
Many users jumped to the bride’s side of the aisle on the issue.
“NTA [Not The A- -hole] If she didn’t want the dress to be photoshopped, she shouldn’t have let her daughter attend a wedding in a lacy white dress! The nerve of that woman,” slammed one person.
“SIL is ticked,” reasoned a second user. “She’s probably the one who helped pick the dress and gloves and encouraged this. Niece may not know, doubtful at her age in 2023, but SIL did.”
“SIL knew that she couldn’t wear a white dress to upstage OP [original poster] without getting side-eyes so she had her 16yo [year-old] daughter wear it so they could plead ignorance,” claimed a third in support. “She knows exactly why her daughter’s dress was photoshopped and she’s going to pretend like she thinks it was her daughter who was photoshopped so that she can pick the fight she always wanted.”
In Western cultures, the “no white dress” rule is one of the most sacred — and most frequently broken — guidelines for wedding guests.
It’s gotten so bad that some brides have implemented strict dress codes, threatening to “bounce” guests who show up inappropriately dressed.