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If You Were Asked to Get a Cosmetic Treatment For a Wedding, Would You Do It?

Just when you think Bridezillas couldn't get any scarier, the New York Times reports on a gauche new wedding trend: The bridal cosmetic surgery party! Yep, now in addition to spending $300 on a ruffled puce dress, bridesmaids are being asked to have a little Botox, Restylane, and even boob jobs before the big day — and it's not even their big day.

“If I were 25 or 26 and getting married, a bracelet, necklace, or matching earrings would be fine,” says a bride-to-be who took her bridesmaids to a medspa. But at the ancient age of 35, it's no good: "As you get older, everyone is more conscientious about their skin and appearance. Giving them something for themselves — as opposed to something that they’ll never wear again — is more meaningful.”

The day my friend asks me to slice open my chest or get botulinum toxin jabbed into my forehead is the day I say, "Sorry, toots, but I can't be in your wedding." Do you feel the same way, or is this justifiable?


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Cider-Morten Cider-Morten 8 years
Crazy! I would never do it just because I was going to be a bridesmaid.
Blackwidowchick Blackwidowchick 8 years
I agree with em1282. Too many women want to focus on the wedding and not the marriage.
Jesi_Oh Jesi_Oh 8 years
This is an example of what seems like an increasing trend of the emphasis going to the wedding at the expense of the marriage! Who would insult their friends like that anyway!
LilyLyra LilyLyra 8 years
That's just plain crazy... Wow... I don't believe any of my friends would EVER ask for that though.
daisymay81 daisymay81 8 years
If what her pictures are going to look like are more important that her bridesmaids feelings then she has a problem. In fact, she probably shouldn't have asked them to be in the wedding is she had a problem with the way they look. What is worse than your dear friend asking you to be such an important part of her day but telling you that need to change to do it?
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 8 years
WTF?! Boob jobs?! When I red the headline, I thought cosmetic treatment meant a facial or something! That's so totally ridic!!
loveyoulots loveyoulots 8 years
That's trying to be too perfect. Brides should have fun and do not be a briedzilla.
ummyeaitsmarcie ummyeaitsmarcie 8 years
julieulie, I'm soooo sorry you ever had to deal with a person that shallow. I can't believe anyone would do that. Also, if anyone I know told me I needed a boob job or lipo or any kind of cosmetic treatment to be in her wedding, she would have a big black eye for the ceremony.
couture-yourself couture-yourself 8 years
wow. this scares me.
hula hula 8 years
There's no way...NO WAY...I'd pay for it myself. If Miss Bridezilla thinks it's necessary for her day to be perfect and wants to pay for me to get it done....then why not. If they are going to ask such an outlandish thing, they better being willing to pay for the expense of the treatment/procedure. Paying for a mani/pedi and the dress is one thing...
HappyKate HappyKate 8 years
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
From the quote used here it doesn't sound like the bride was forcing them to get a cosmetic procedure she just gave it to them as a bridesmaid gift. I still wouldn't do it and I'd hope she'd understand and use the money on herself instead.
rowlkitty rowlkitty 8 years
I would never ever get botox even if someone offered to pay for me. Botox is Botulinum toxin, hence bo-tox. It's a neurotoxin! Not only that but one of the most poisonous natural substances on earth. There is no way I would choose to put this into my body.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
kia kia 8 years
If you are getting married PLEASE realize how insane this type of bridezilla behavior is and treat your friends like friends.
Janine22 Janine22 8 years
Is this even a real thing!? It made me laugh. If the bride wants to pay for me to have some liposuction, I am down with that! LOL
milly76 milly76 8 years
depends on the procedure...
orbiting orbiting 8 years
It's so sad that my bridal friend would have to look so bad on her big day.... Why? Cause I would get VIOLENT.
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 8 years
well, i don't want to have surgery. i was kind of thinking about doing something to my forehead (but can't do anything while breastfeeding) and if someone was going to pay for that for me, i might have to say yes, just to try. (i have seen some great results with botox on other girls) but no knives or going under! too scary once you have a baby to be there for!
eshellmoyer eshellmoyer 8 years
I would get any spa treatment the bride wanted all of her bridesmaids to have, but not elective surgery. Elective surgery is a BIG deal and people die during procedures all the time. I will probably ask my bridesmaids to wear some hideous dress, but I know I won't ask them to die so that my wedding photos look stock photos of a wedding.
gigill gigill 8 years
If it was a requirement, then hell no! Now I might say yes only if a) she was marrying a dentist who could teeth whitening, b) he was offering the treatment for free and c) it wasn't a requirement. This would be the exception because it's the only cosmetic procedure I've ever considered.
nikecold nikecold 8 years
WTF? I'd give my friend the finger.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
this is hilarious!!! I cannot even imagine someone asking or following through with this.
tigerfire21 tigerfire21 8 years
How do I put this delicately...HELL NO!
laura1jl laura1jl 8 years
Ewww.... who are the 20 demented people who said yes?!? I'm sorry, but you make me SICK! That is turbo crazy.
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