I cursed my wedding planner up one side and down the other after my ceremony. I’m sure I am in the annals of her horror stories–of which I’m sure there are several because she sucked. I’ve replayed the scenario over and over in my mind, and I just don’t see me not going off on her. The decor–wrong. The altar set-up–wrong. The order of events–wrong. Distribution of florals–wrong. The cuing of the wedding music–wrong. And somehow NONE of this was her fault? Well, it was all her fault, and afterwards she tried to act like she had no accountability to me because I had paid her already. (Lesson learned: never pay for services in advance). I had something for her: took her to small claims court–and won. Didn’t get her entire fee back, but enough for me and my hubby to enjoy a nice expensive dinner out–on her!Leave a Comment
I cursed my wedding planner up one side and down the other after my ceremony. I’m sure I am in teh annals of her horror stories–of which I’m sure there are several because she sucked. I’ve replayed the scenario over and over in my mind, and I just don’t see me not going off on her. The decor–wrong. The altar set-up–wrong. The order of events–wrong. Distribution of florals–wrong. The cuing of the wedding music–wrong. And somehow NONE of this was her fault? Well, it was all her fault, and afterwards she tried to act like she had no accountability to me because I had paid her already. (Lesson learned: never pay for services in advance). I had something for her: took her to small claims court–and won. Didn’t get her entire fee back, but enough for me and my hubby to enjoy a nice expensive dinner out–on her!Leave a Comment
I was one of 5 bridesmaids in the summer of 2010 at a destination wedding. A huge bridezilla red flag should have been when the bride (whom I thought was a wonderful friend) turned to me after her unsatisfactory bachelorette and said ‘Please make sure you and the other girls know my wedding will be all about me.’ Ringing any warning bells for anyone?
Come the destination wedding, the bridesmaids were expected to pay for EVERYTHING of theirs from several outfits, to accommodation, to transportation, to hair and make up and nails, and plane tickets, and food, and you name it. (all demanded by the bride, oh and we paid for all of hers too). While I understand accepting to be a bridesmaid is to expect cost, however the bride lied about what was necessary to cover and sprung it on us while we were on the island..trapped. Isn’t it customary to help out your wedding party a tiny bit if you can, and if its a destination wedding?
I digress… after 4 days of ceremonies in 3 different locations around the island, 4 days of being told what to do, where to stand, when to get up, when to sleep, and even what make up you’re allowed to put on and what you’re allowed to take a photo of (only the bride, duh!) , we were all emotionally, financially, and physically exhausted. At the last ceremony, the bride and groom stand to give their thanks. Everyone was thanked except of course..the bridal party (whom she spoke about how we never made her wedding a priority). As she walks away from the podium, she exclaims ‘Oh yea, my bridesmaids’ and instead of thanking us for hard work and sacrifices, proceeds to roast her bridal party in front of 200 people we don’t know with horribly embarrassing stories. Not a thank you, or I love you was uttered. As 3 of the bridesmaids begin to cry, I comfort them and ask them to hang in there till the end of the ceremony (mostly out of respect for the mother in law, who paid for everything). At the end, when most guests have left, a bridesmaid confronted the bride about her hurt in being humiliated in front of so many people after all our hard work. The bride flipped out, yelled and screamed at her bridesmaid, and then ran off to complain her groom. At this point, the bridesmaids begin to pack up the car and refuse to attend the after party at the beach house where the bride and groom were staying (that the bridesmaids and groomsmen paid for- also unexpected cost and were covering the bride and groom). The groom ends up irate and chases that bridesmaid off into the forest and yells profanities at the rest of the bridal party. For fear of our physical safety, I gather all bridesmaids and run back to the main city to hide until we could catch our flights and head home. What a great wedding. Did I mention this was also my birthday (but wasn’t ALLOWED to mention it, it was HER day… I mean her 4TH day)Leave a Comment
When will my wedding coordinator learn that MELON is not the same as ORANGE!!Leave a Comment
My name is Brian. I have recently decided to get married. I have been so gung ho about planning my wedding my soon to be wife thinks I may be light in my toes. I tell her I am just sensitive. Maybe I need to pull back the reigns a bit and let my wife get involved. I am good it though. I think I may found a new career. Watch out JLo!Leave a Comment
I was supposed to be getting married this coming March but we cannot afford it and have to wait. We have been engaged since September! Then my best friend got engaged in May and is getting married before me! Plus, another friend has been dating a guy for like three months and THEY just got engaged and will probably get married before me. A girl I can’t stand who was in my sorority is getting married this weekend. Why does everyone get to get married before me??? Oh yeah, it’s because their daddies pay for it for them. It isn’t fair.Leave a Comment
My mother asked me tons of questions that I could not answer because I didn’t know if I would have the funds. She cared about details I didn’t care about, so eventually I yelled, “WOMAN! DO WHAT EVER THE HECK YOU WANT!”Leave a Comment
I’m getting married this January and after reading so many stories of mean and demanding brides I have tried hard to be extra nice to all involved with my wedding. I let the bridesmaids choose what style dress they want to wear, and I am insisting on paying for it too. I make a point of only talking about the wedding on one day of the week – I don’t want to bore people with wedding details all the time! I always hear friends say ‘oh that girl – she talks about her wedding non-stop’, I don’t want people to be saying that about me!
I always wanted a small non-religious wedding (my family and I are agnostic), just mine & my fiancé’s immediate family in a nice location overseas, no fuss – just the most important people in our lives. Not so for my fiancé and his family, they want a huge religious ceremony in the city that we live in. My father (being a traditional man) has insisted on paying for the wedding, which I think is a very nice gesture considering that we are not religious and have no family in this city.
After much hunting and searching for a nice church and reception venue my fiancé and I booked what we were happy with – and also fitted into my father’s generous financial offer. The venue seats 160 people – which makes for 80 guests each side. I told my future mother in law of this number, saying that 80 people each side will be fair and even. The next day she e-mails me a list of the people she wanted to invite from her side – there were 140 people on the list!
When she asked us what the cost was per head at the reception place and we told her it was $290 per person she said that it was too much, that we had to change venues, even though she isn’t paying for anything! My fiancé and I were so mad! But I didn’t want to be a bridezilla, so luckily my fiancé had a strict word to her about cutting down the guest list; he is very supportive towards me.
My future mother in law asked what colours I was thinking of having for my bridesmaids. I hadn’t really thought about it, but said I was considering black because I wouldn’t have to worry about matching colours or upsetting bridesmaids with colour tones that may not suit them. She snapped at me! She said no! It wasn’t allowed. I didn’t say anything because I was worried about seeming like a bridezilla.
All I worry about it that if she gets like this during wedding preparation, how will she be when I have children? I don’t like being bossed around, but I also don’t want to be called a bridezilla or upset anyone. Argh! Help!Leave a Comment
I had a cousin who got married last year. She is really uppity and frankly, a brat. I got to see how bratty being her maid of honor. She was going to have three other bridesmaids along with I. She had everything picked out to the T. Everything was going great until six months before the wedding, one of the bridesmaids found out she had cancer and started chemo. She lost all of her hair but the doctors said she was well enough to still partake in the wedding and that all was going to be fine. My cousin couldn’t handle her not have the same hairdo as the rest of the girls so she completely took this girl out of the wedding. All the rest of the bridesmaids were so peeved they dropped out of the wedding and I was left to clean up the mess.Leave a Comment
I was a bridesmaid for a total bridezilla about 5 years ago. She wanted me and all the other bridesmaids to get up at 6:00 in the morning the day of the wedding and decorate the hall where she was having her reception. We all had gone out the night before, so we refused to get up that early…we told her we’d be there at 8:00 at the earliest. She freaked out and told us that if we didn’t start doing what she asked, we could all “just go home.” She also made all of the bridesmaids wear 3 inch stiletto heals in FEBRUARY because they “matched the dresses” (which, by the way, were floor length, strapless sequin gowns where the shoes could not even be seen.) The wedding was a nightmare, and so was the reception. Two of the bridesmaids (including myself), are vegetarians and she had nothing for us to eat. When we brought it up, she said “I have carrots, didn’t you see?” She expected us to eat carrots while everyone else ate hot sandwiches, beans, and other wedding fare. Me and the maid of honor ended up leaving the wedding reception 1/2 way through and going to Perkins for dinner. It was a horrible evening. Even the bride was unhappy. When I got married a few months later, I had a simple wedding with only a few guests and no dress requirements for my one bridesmaid. It was the best day of my life! At least I learned a lesson from this awful wedding–keep it simple, and you’ll be much happier.Leave a Comment
My wife is such a perfectionist! She wants everything to be perfect! She’s been like that ever since I met her but I was not bothered. She gets really anxious when things do not go her way! I can remember back on our wedding day, when the priest announced:
“You may now kiss the bride…”
I was not wearing my glasses at that time and my vision was really blurry, I could hardly make out which person wass which. It turns out that the old priest was slouching too much when I had to give her my kiss. So now you know, I kissed the wrong person! lol. She was outraged and totally humiliated that she ripped the flowers and violently battered my face with it, and she kept saying “OMG! You’re so gay! You’re so gay! I hate you! I hate you!” Something like that. Woah! Everyone had to calm her down. Believe me! It looked like she started world war 3!
I had to remind her, “baby I’m not wearing any glasses!”
She was literally stunned. I think she completely forgot about her fiancee’s blurry vision. Even so, she got over it, and gave me a passionate kiss! I think she was really cute when she went into a rampage though. I’ve never seen her like that.Leave a Comment
Well the day had’t been the best so far with timing of the wedding being off, the photographer not showing up and sun refusing to come out on my special day. My mood was sour already.
Then at the reception my hubby I**** friends proceeded to get hammered. Being the resourceful gal that I am I went to the lobby and got a bottle of Dulcolax (a laxative) and promptly poured the whole thing in the punch bowl!Leave a Comment
Somebody I know acted as a total bridezilla, but a lazy one at that, and the main victim was her fiancée. She wanted so many things for the wedding even if they weren’t reasonable and so obviously out of their budget. She would call the poor guy and scream and whine relentlessly and make him do errands that would require him to drive for hours just to get this and get that. Here’s the clincher, the bridezilla actually mostly never did any of the work and made the poor fiancée do everything for her. But the ending was… surprise! surprise! the wedding got cancelled! And guess who did the jilting? Yep you guessed it right, I’m sure I don’t even have to spell it out. LOL.Leave a Comment
I know it sounds bad BUT I have my Reason’s:
His mother is trying to make me wear the same underwear she wore on her wedding night!
His sister told me I have to have her in my bridal party or she won’t come but she is ugly and fat.
His OTHER sister is bringing her baby that gets breast fed every hour or so
his fat sister wants to move in with us
His dad tried to grab my ass
His sister’s called my sister and I ‘trustafarian skinny bitches’ when they are white trash hoes.
His mother said that she and her daughter’s should be in all my pictures.She also told me that I am not a true “Picton”
I am NOT crazy but I will NOT wear her underwear OR invite his FAT UGLY sister’s to be in my bridal party. I already have two bridesmaids AND a MOH. one is my sister and the other two are my best friends. His family are insane!Leave a Comment
Bridezilla n.: a woman who, in the run-up to her wedding day, has taken on some of the frightening characteristics of Godzilla, creature of the deep, in her quest for the perfect big day. Known by the mad-eyed, unblinking stare caused by spending too many hours sticking together diamanté-encrusted wedding invitations, and her crazed roaring when confronted with a delivery of the wrong colour napkin rings, her defining characteristic is a total lack of control or reason where her wedding day is concerned.Leave a Comment
My friend got married 4 years ago in a beautiful wedding, but was miserable the whole time. She felt obligated to have her fiance’s cousin as her Maid of Honor, and she hated the girl. She was constantly trying to accuse her of sabotaging the wedding…dropping gum on the runner while walking down the aisle, purposely ruining her flowers and finally, during the reception, she trashed the newlywed suite and blamed it on her cousin in law. Unfortunately for her, the suite had a camera and caught her trashing her own wedding.Leave a Comment
My best friend got married a second time this spring. I don’t really like the guy she married and I told her so when they first met. On her wedding day she comes over to me and scolds me for ever saying something bad about him. She gave me angry glances during the entire wedding… talk about holding grudges.Leave a Comment
A friend of mine was getting married and she turned real bridezilla. She was aweful, and no one could stand being around her in the weeks leading up to her wedding. She had a creamy color dress to wear on her wedding day (cause lord KNOWS she couldn’t wear white). She decided to take a bath with some kind of colored salt she bought in India somewhere, they said it was great for relaxation and had crystals that would bring “good luck”. I said to her not a good idea but she didn’t listen. That salt died her skin in blue!!! She looked like a total smurf. 10 people were scrubbing her but nothing helped. She was a blue smurf bridezilla on he wedding day. I actually think they got the story line from Bride Wars (the movie) from my friends story! It was the best bridezilla revenge ever.Leave a Comment
It was my brother and his wifes wedding. Only 24 hours to the “big day”. Me and my brother are very tight, his wife, not so much. So at the bachelor party we were all wasted it was around 2am. Then the wife has the nerve to show up and ask me to not only take him home, but to take him in a Limo and pay for it too!Leave a Comment
The only real bridezilla I had ever seen was when I watched an episode of the Simpsons when Homer and Marge were wed for the 2 1/2 time. Marge wanted the dream wedding she never wanted, but ended up acting crazy. My favorite part was the name calling, which was Bridezilla Vs. King Wrong. That episode showed me what could happen when you get too obsessed with making your wedding perfect, and not remembering that the reason for the celebration was being with the one you love.Leave a Comment