It is difficult to plan a wedding. As we speak, I’m learning more. The gears start spinning when a woman becomes engaged. She wants it all to be perfect because she has dreamed of getting married for most of her life. Is it true that I am right? She shouldn’t take things to the extreme. Some brides end up spiraling. The stories of the bridesmaids who took part in the bridezilla wedding will shock you.


An unreasonable request.

“I was in a wedding where the bride planned two separate bachelorette weekends for herself and got mad at anyone who couldn’t/wouldn’t spend two 3-day weekends at $500/each away from their husbands/kids/jobs. The week leading up to the wedding the temp for the big day was forecast to be a high of 10*F (February wedding, NE US). The bride was insisting on outdoor photos without coats ‘because we can’t hide the dresses!’

Everyone, including the photographer, tells her hell no. Day of she pitches a fit when we refused to do more than one quick photo. Afterward, she stopped talking to 75% of the bridal party because of their refusal to accommodate her outrageous demands. To this day, years later, she still complains about how her bridesmaids ruined her wedding.”

Just wow!


This is just insane behavior.

“Not a bridesmaid, but a witness to one. The bride got walked out on by her entire bridal party, except her maid of honor. Of course, it was because no one loved her, and everyone wanted to ruin her day, not because she ripped a bridesmaid’s dress from the neck down, in an open area, because it was too white … it was the dress the bride insisted on all the maids wearing.”

If that was me, I would’ve considered walking out as well.


A similar situation.

“This makes me think of a wedding I witnessed at a brewery in upstate New York, in December. There was snow everywhere and they got married standing outside in freezing rain. Bridesmaids all had strapless dresses and no coats on. Thankfully they kept the ceremony to under 10 mins but man they looked miserable.”



An odd request.

“Bride was blonde. All bridesmaids except for me were brunettes. She asked me to dye my hair brown for the wedding because she, ‘wanted to be the only blonde.’ I suggested that instead I just give up my bridesmaid spot. Thankful to this day since I heard the dresses and bachelorette party cost all the other girls more money than I make in a month.”

Okay, right? I would change my hair color for this bride. Ha!


A terrible incident.

“Not a bridesmaid, but my mom was a wedding photographer for many years. Long story short, the father of the bride had a heart attack and as he was being carried out on the stretcher the sobbing bride yells, ‘How could you ruin my wedding like this?!!!?'”

This shows who has their priorities straight.


Such a selfish friend.

“I couldn’t attend my friend’s last-minute destination wedding because I had to visit my dad out of state to handle hospice arrangements — he was dying of cancer. She threw an absolute hissy fit, attempting to guilt-trip me because I couldn’t afford to make two plane flights. That was the end of our friendship.”

Talking about not caring for someone.


This Wedding Omission.

“I didn’t make it to the wedding. I was best friends with the woman, literally, we did everything together. She assembled her wedding party and didn’t invite me. She threw me, my bachelorette, witnessed my marriage, etc. I found out later I wasn’t invited because I was overweight and her mother thought that would limit bridesmaid dress choices and throw the wedding photos ‘off’. At least I know, dodged a bullet.”

So shallow.


An unsympathetic situation.

“That was a big issue with the wedding I was just MOH for. The color theme for the wedding was royal purple, lilac, and cream and all the bridesmaids had to wear royal purple colored dresses in a very specific ’80s style which you can probably imagine is quite difficult to find. We all ordered our dresses (they were $14) when we found out that one of the bridesmaids couldn’t fit into any of the available sizes. She said she would try to lose weight best she could and fit into the largest size by the wedding, but by then the dress was no longer available.

She tried to coordinate with the bride for a similar dress, but none that she found were exactly the same color, and ended up dropping out of the wedding entirely because the bride wasn’t satisfied after she’d bought dress number five. You’d think people would be a little more sympathetic.”

That’s just sad.


A hissy fit.

“Bride started crying because the table cloth was the wrong shade of purple. So she thought the whole wedding was ‘ruined.’ Never mind that she was marrying a nice man, all her friends had flown in for the wedding, her family was all there, etc. But no, the table cloth was the wrong shade. We spent an hour consoling her and fixing up her makeup, while the guests waited.”

Oh, my!


An entitled bride.

“My wife’s best friend is a florist by trade, gifted her services to decorate her friend’s wedding (big cost savings). A wedding goes as planned, and all is good. Afterward, the bride and bride’s mom get pissy at the florist friend who didn’t give a gift in the wedding card… yet conveniently forget the $1000 in floral products gifted to the wedding, it’s a rift that never healed between them since.”

When you try to do something nice, this is what happens.