Weddings bring people together to eat, drink, and be merry. But what is it about weddings that sometimes bring out the worst in people? While groomzillas are a very real phenomenon, bridezillas are a terrifying product of a day that – in theory – should be about love.
Wedding planners, photographers, caterers, and other wedding pros got real about the nightmare brides they have encountered over the years. Of course, these stories are just for fun as INSIDER cannot independently authenticate them, but please – don’t ever be like one of these bridezillas.
A bride refused to allow anyone to get married that entire year.
A bride was upset that her maid-of-honour was pregnant.
A bride wanted her bridesmaids’ hair to “look uglier.”
A bride sued the florist because it rained.
“None of that was her fault, but none was ours or the hotel’s either. Nature gonna nature. She tried to sue not only us for ‘fucking up her bouquet’ but also the hotel for not letting her ceremony be outside and for not letting her ceremony be in ‘the prettiest area’ of the inside of the hotel.
“[The bride decided] to blast us on every social media medium she could. Thankfully we threatened to sue her back for defamation and she removed them all.” – Redditor neonchinchilla
The bride did the Hava Nagila alone.
“If you’ve ever been to a wedding, you know that weddings run behind schedule. This bride was adamant that everything be exactly on time. Of course, it being a wedding, everything was running behind about 30 minutes. At 7:55 pm, she could no longer handle that the wedding was running late and decided to skip ahead to the Hora (aka the traditional Jewish wedding dance). The Hora was scheduled for 8:00 pm. We (the band) and the wedding planner suggested that we should not skip ahead, but she was having none of it. With her face red with effort, she screamed at us that the Have Nagila would start at 8:00 pm and not a minute later. Well, she was paying us, so we did what we were told.
“We started our Hava Nagila at precisely 8:00 pm. The guests rose and began to form a circle as they have done countless times before. But something was amiss – the groom was nowhere to be found. The bride was alone in the center of the circle. As if on autopilot, the guests danced and sang on while the bride’s expression changed from confused, to horrified, to hysterical. It was a train wreck. They finished the dance without the groom ever arriving. The bride was sobbing uncontrollably.” – Redditor Jawhun.
The bride demanded she was a size four and threw a fit when her dress didn’t fit.
“My mum told her that her dress will be a size eight based on her measurements; Sandra threw a fit. ‘That’s impossible! All of my other dresses are size four! I have been a size four since I was 14. I am not an eight! Order me a four!’
“My mum would explain how sizes vary from designer to designer and that, while she may be a four normally, with the designer of her dress her measurements are considered an eight, and it’s just a number, and if it’s too big it can be taken-in, but a four couldn’t be taken-out … Sandra took none of that. Despite all the protest, she demanded a four.
“A couple weeks before the wedding her size four dress arrived. It wouldn’t zip (duh). Bride had a meltdown. Mum had to apologise and reorder a larger dress at the bridal salon’s expense.” – Redditorfieldofdaisies4
A bride left terrible online reviews for the vendors.
“I checked her account and it seems as though she made the account just to give bad reviews to all of the vendors from her wedding in return for refunds. She clearly planned a wedding she couldn’t afford and ended up with buyer’s remorse. You really can’t buy class.” – RedditorNegroConFuego
A bride asked for a free dress because she was “really pretty.”
A bride assaulted the shuttle driver.
The bride was awful to her in-laws and made the photographer cry.
A bride asked a nearby airport to cancel all flights during her ceremony.
A bride demanded food she hadn’t paid for.
A bride wanted a millennial pink wedding dress … the morning of her wedding.
A bride gave every wedding guest an ultra-specific dress code.
- Blush/Champagne/Gold/Taupe family
- Floor length dress
- Can be shimmery/sparkly/sequined
- Column/empire waist/sheath shape – no mermaid style
- No white/grey/ivory/silver
- No colour blocking
- Try to stay away from lace
- *See bottom of email for inspiration photos
“Should I note that these women are not in her wedding party at all, but guests?” – Redditor madmaxine.
A bride ignored her brother’s heat stroke.
“This one self absorbed [bride] sat in her suite making her guests sit outside in the sun for a full hour while she fussed with her makeup and jewellery, which had already been done for some time … When her aunt came in and gently reminded her that she was holding everyone up, she threw a mini tantrum and complained, ‘It’s my day and everyone’s forgetting it’s supposed to be about ME!’ When she finally deigned to appear, her brother (a groomsman) passed out from heat exhaustion. The officiant leaned in asked if she wanted to take a break while he was tended to and she said, ‘Nah, just keep going, he’s fine.’ At the end, as she’s recessing down the aisle, you could see the ambulance arriving in the background.” – Redditor Doobie-Keebler.
- Read more about bridezillas:
- A bride-to-be posted a Facebook rant answering ‘ridiculous’ questions about her wedding – and people think it’s so relatable
- 23 people reveal the most horrifying bridezilla moments they have ever seen – and they will make you want to stay single
- A bride threatened to delete her friends on Facebook because they wouldn’t pay $US3,000 to attend her destination wedding – and people are in disbelief
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