A man who convinced his fiancée not to wear white on their wedding day has been slammed for being “controlling”.
The anonymous man, 32, who comes from a “very religious household” explained that it is against his family’s traditions for his partner, 23, to wear a white dress.
He said: “So me and my soon-to-be wife are planning to get married in a few months.
“I come from a very religious household with strong Christian beliefs and one of the traditions in my family is if the woman getting married isn’t still a virgin they shouldn’t wear a white dress on their wedding day.”
But the reason why has sparked outrage online.
He continued: “My family knows my soon to be wife wasn’t a virgin when I met her because my mom asked me when I started dating her if she was pure, and I was honest and told her she had boyfriends before she met me.”
Unsurprisingly, when he told his girlfriend, she wasn’t happy.
“My wife was really upset when I asked her if she could wear a coloured dress on our wedding day but she agreed, so we’re looking at getting glittery blue dress instead.”
And now she’s having second thoughts.
“She’s saying she won’t marry me because she’s too humiliated by the whole situation, but I really don’t see how it’s a big deal.”
Confused as to why his wife-to-be is annoyed with him, he shared the post to Reddit to ask users what he did so wrong – and they were quick to tell him.
One said: “This is sick, and I can’t believe your GF stayed with you after this.”
Another explained: “This is not a Christian tradition, nor is it a modern tradition. There is no ‘Christian color’ for virginity in marriage or anything else. Biblically, unmarried/virgin women wore multi-colored robes.
“Until the early 20th century, blue was the ‘traditional’ color of purity, and weddings were generally held with people wearing whatever their best clothes were. White became en-vogue because of Queen Victoria’s white gown.”
And a third added: “Making her parade down the aisle in something so ridiculous it’s like you’re trying to pin a giant scarlet letter on her.
“I think if you have such a poor opinion of her and want to cause her public embarrassment you should do her a favour and break up now.”