Bridesmaids know that certain requirements usually come with their role: purchasing a dress, attending or hosting events such as the bridal shower and bachelorette party, and, of course, being by the bride's side on her big day. But some brides are taking their requests—scratch that, demands—to the next level by asking members of their bridal parties to alter their physical appearances before the wedding.

[post_ads]The New York Post recently interviewed several brides and bridesmaids about the phenomenon, which more than anything made us grateful we're not in any of the weddings they're planning. One bride detailed how she requested that all of her bridesmaids "get fit," and that she even told a bridesmaid who had just given birth that she needed to "lose a few pounds." The same bride also forbade her bridesmaids from wearing swimsuits with straps during her bachelorette party to prevent tan lines, commanded that another bridesmaid get her earlobe cosmetically fixed so that she could wear chandelier earrings on the big day, and requested that all her bridesmaids get hair extensions.