A mother tells daughter to change her maid of honour

A mother wants her daughter to change her maid of honour because she has a limp and doesn't want the woman to make her child's wedding day look "unsightly".

A woman has asked her best friend, who is only known as Katie, to take on the important role during her special day, but the bride-to-be's parent doesn't want her child's long-term pal to accept the role because of the "pretty severe" birth defect she has, which she thinks will make the marital ceremony look "unsightly".

The mother opened up about her concern to agony aunt Mallory Ortberg on her Dear Prudence column. She said: "My 27-year-old daughter and her best friend, Katie, have been best friends since they were four. Katie practically grew up in our house and is like a daughter to me. My daughter recently got engaged to her fiancé and announced that Katie would be the maid of honour (Katie's boyfriend is also a good friend of my future son-in-law).

"The problem is that Katie walks with a pretty severe limp due to a birth defect (not an underlying medical issue). She has no problem wearing high heels and has already been fitted for the dress, but I still think it will look unsightly if she's in the wedding procession limping ahead of my daughter.

"I suggested that maybe Katie could take video or hand out programs (while sitting) so she doesn't ruin the aesthetic aspect of the wedding."