Groom tells Bride, who rarely wears Makeup, that she ‘Looks Weird’ in her wedding outfit

Gillian Sisley

*This is a work of non-fiction sourced from social media discussion boards and verified experts/specialists.*

A Reddit user recently took to the platform to seek advice on a sensitive issue involving his new wife, Sarah.

The couple had been together for over two years and had always prided themselves on their honesty and openness. However, on their wedding day, the groom was caught off guard, as he explains:

“I’m 35, and I’ve been dating Sarah for over 2 years. I love her to death and she means the world to me, also she is a person who is comfortable in her own skin and doesn’t use a lot of makeup, which I really adore about her. Also, we always tell the truth to each other no matter what. Yesterday, was our wedding and the moment I saw her there I was shocked she used a huge amount of makeup that I barely recognized her without hearing her voice.”

According to, it’s recommended to wear a bit more makeup than your everyday look on your wedding day to ensure your features are accentuated in photos and to withstand the long event. Makeup artists from The Knot suggest applying enough makeup to feel confident and camera-ready without going overboard, as heavy-handed application can often result in a less natural and more cakey appearance in photos.

During the wedding, Sarah noticed her new husband's unusual behavior and asked if something was wrong, as he continues:

“She saw my facial expression, and that I was acting a little out of the ordinary, and she asked me what was wrong. I told her that it was nothing, but she looked a little weird with all that makeup on her face. She tried to laugh it off and started talking to her other friends. To be honest, at that moment I really didn’t think I said something wrong or anything especially since she didn’t say anything.”

However, when the couple returned home after their special day, Sarah began giving the author the cold shoulder, as he concludes with:

“However, when we went home she started to give me the cold shoulder treatment, I told her what was wrong and she said it was nothing, and she doesn’t feel well and she is tired, etc. To be honest, I think she’s hiding something and that got me wondering if what I said may be the reason?”

What do you think?

Was the author justified to have been shocked to see his new wife in makeup, since she usually didn’t wear it?

Or was the author absolutely wrong to have commented on his wife’s looks, as she got dolled up exactly how she wanted to be, and he was wrong to shame her for it?

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