Real-Life Bridezilla Stories That Will Make You Want To Avoid Marriage Forever

Real-Life Bridezilla Stories That Will Make You Want To Avoid Marriage Forever


Meltdowns, temper tantrums, and screaming. This is all you can think of when you hear the word BRIDEZILLA. The infamous term describes someone who has unrealistic expectations for their wedding, attendants and/or guests. Watch out for the first signs—delusional and stubborn behavior, lack of patience, and sacrificing others for their personal gains.

Take a look at some of these stories of brides told by best friends and family members that make you second guess being a part of a wedding with a bridezilla. Here, some of the most outrageous cases of brides going nuts!

45. Poor Bridesmaid


My sister-in-law was a bridezilla. She wanted both a bachelorette party and a bridesmaids’ weekend at the spa with multiple activities (chocolate making, fancy champagne bar, and dinner) for which we were expected to foot the entire bill.

I was a poor graduate student at the time and couldn’t afford to attend. Needless to say, I ended up getting fired as a bridesmaid a week before the wedding.

44. It’s Hot In… So Hot In Here!


It was a stinking hot, humid day, and nobody wanted to be outside for the outdoor wedding. We were doing wedding party photos, and everyone was dripping in sweat and about to pass out, so we decided to finish the rest of the pictures in a nice shady spot.

The bride threw an actual, honest-to-god tantrum because she wanted to make the party hike all the way across the venue grounds to get shots in front of a full-sun pond. None of her bridesmaids wanted to do the 10-minute walk in their heels and it would have been a terrible spot for photos, which we mentioned. She pouted her way through the rest and they divorced a year later.

43. How Ungrateful


I was so excited to be a bridesmaid for my best friend of 15 years, but the wedding process brought to light every negative quality she possessed. Everything we did for her was never enough. Duplicates of parties that weren’t good enough, spending more and more money to bring her “vision” to life, accusing us of “ruining” her wedding.

I wish I dropped out. I regret it so much. I spent so much money I truly didn’t have because I wanted to give her a good experience and make her feel loved, but she was just so nasty about it. It’s been nearly a year and we haven’t spoken. I never received a “thank you.”

42. The Turtle Bride


In her religion or culture or family (I don’t really know), turtles were a symbol of good luck, and mere weeks before the wedding she came up with the idea to have turtles at the reception. How, you ask? She wanted live turtles walking around the reception hall with lit candles glued to their backs. Lit flaming candles. She saw no issues with this plan. We tried to explain that the turtles could get crushed or stepped on, that it was cruel to glue candles to their backs and most importantly that a lit candle at ground level could start a fire.

She threw a fit of epic proportions. We finally came to a solution of adding turtle themed things to the table decorations. Because that wasn’t good enough for our bridezilla, we teamed up with some local reptile wranglers to line the walls with giant aquariums that had live turtles swimming in them. We had to have a staff for the turtles and extra insurance for the hall. But we pulled it off for the turtle bride.


41. Family Comes First


Coordinator here. We had a death in the family (6-month-old baby) a few days prior to a wedding. I called the bride and told her the situation, and said that my assistant would be stepping in for me so that I could attend the funeral.

She told me to send my assistant to the funeral and that I had better be at her wedding. I told her I would be sending her a refund and that no one would be coming.

40. Not A True Friend


The bridesmaid dress she picked out for me was $2,400. I couldn’t afford it and gently told her so. I found a similar dress with fabric that was the same color, so I asked her if it was okay if I wore that instead. She cussed me out, told me I was ruining her wedding, that her “vision” required me to wear that dress.

She asked if I couldn’t just open a credit card to charge the dress on. When I told her no, she cut off all contact with me, claiming that if I was a “true friend” I would make the finances work. She’s never spoken to me again.

39. Bride’s Day, Bride’s Way!


When we went into the reception, we were expecting a buffet or something to be set up, but there was nothing. Later we found out that there was no food for the 120 guests, but rather a cheese spread, fruit platter, and vegetables with dip. After an hour, people were really hungry and some people started to leave because they were expecting to be fed and didn’t want to stay.

When the bride found out, she ran across the room in her dress and blocked the doors, screaming about how everyone is ruining her wedding and screaming, “Bride’s Day, Bride’s Way!” It was such a scene that her father had to peel her off the door (don’t know where the husband was, probably cowering) and people who didn’t know her that well all left. I heard through the grapevine that she was inconsolable the entire night, got trashed and threw up (hopefully on her dress, but not sure). Oh well, Bride’s Day, Bride’s Way!

38. Wipe Or Friendship Over


She slapped me during the reception. Her dress had this massive organza skirt. It was beautiful but utterly impractically designed. It took at least three of us to hold up her skirt so she could use the restroom. On the second trip to the restroom, with all of us holding this dress up while she hovered over the toilet, she ordered me to wipe her.

She. Ordered. Me. To. Wipe. Her – I declined. So she slapped me. The skirt was dropped by all parties while I shouted obscenities at her. She screamed that if I didn’t do this for her, this friendship was over. She tried to apologize years later and seemed surprised when I was not interested in rekindling our friendship.

37. No Entry


At my sister’s wedding, part of the reception was held indoors, in an area that isn’t wheelchair accessible. My disabled wife and I had to miss out on that part of it. We found out about it on the day, minutes before that part of the wedding was due to start. A little while after, we realized that, actually, there is a way to get into the area, we just need to go through an inside room which had been set up with tables for dinner.

I found my sister and asked them to ask the staff to let us through. Sister forbade us from going through the room, saying she didn’t want anyone going into it until it was dinnertime, essentially leaving my wife and I sitting alone outside, while she and her friends had a chocolate fountain & open bar. I came about this close to giving her a loud piece of my mind and bailing on the wedding.

36. Bridezilla And The Seven Wedding Dresses


One of my oldest friends turned out to be kind of a crazy bride. The bridal party was twenty people — ten bridesmaids, ten groomsmen. We were basically the unpaid wedding staff. We set up and completely decorated the venue for a 200 guest wedding. The bride and her mother didn’t want to pay the venue staff who would normally do this.

What did they spend the budget on instead? Seven wedding dresses. Yes, throughout the course of the very long wedding ceremony and reception, the bride changed into all seven dresses. No, it wasn’t a cultural thing. They were seven nearly identical white satin dresses.


35. Just Because They Couldn’t Make It


I’m not a wedding planner but my friend is getting married soon. She planned this huge wedding with eight bridesmaids/groomsmen. When she tried to arrange for the bridesmaids to get together and pick out bridesmaids dresses, two of them couldn’t make it on the day she picked.

She was so upset that they couldn’t come on that particular day that she sent out a nasty text to all the bridesmaids and canceled the big wedding and now is having a destination wedding with just her fiancé and their family.

34.  Spoiled Bride


The bride had three showers! One for groom’s side, one for her side and one couples shower. Attendance and gifts were mandatory for each. Registered at top of the line store only, with all designer items on the list, nothing under $200. I had to buy an expensive dress and dyed shoes to match and specific hair ornaments.

The wedding was at 4:00 p.m., bridesmaids had to be at her house at 8:00 a.m. so the photographer could shoot every moment of prep for the day. Bridesmaids got no lunch, no dinner. We had to wait on her, hand and foot. It was miserable. She and her husband are now divorced.

33. She Could’ve Just Hired A Wedding Planner


The bride wanted her bridesmaids (of which there were nearly a dozen) to not only plan her a shower and bachelorette but also plan the wedding. Seriously. Each person was given a task like, “narrow down and present the top three photographers.” Others were tasked with arranging the flowers, calling DJs and so on.

I was on the verge of tears about how stressed I was planning a wedding that wasn’t even mine. None of my florists were acceptable. We live in a suburban area — there aren’t that many to pick from. Needless to say, the majority of us are no longer friends with this bridezilla.

32. Maybe It’s Possible With Magic


I work at a bakery and part of my job is to help pair couples with the correct designer for their cake. One bride wanted a cake large enough to feed 500 and she wanted it to float. This multi-tiered cake was going to be filled with fresh berries and custard, covered with buttercream and fondant, and decorated with edible flowers and more fresh fruit. And she wanted us to somehow defy the laws of gravity/physics and make it float.

Apparently, she had seen a floating cake in an anime show and decided nothing else was acceptable. When I told her we can’t make floating cakes, she threw her coffee on the floor and cried that we were ruining her wedding. Her fiancé ushered her out the door, and I never saw either of them again.

31. Perfect Hair Is A “Must”


The bride was two hours late to her own rehearsal. This was very aggravating to all of the professional staff at the church who were required to be there. It was equally aggravating to the restaurant staff who were expecting a large party at 7:30 p.m. that didn’t show up until 9:30 p.m., at a place that closes at 10 p.m.

And then when I thought it couldn’t get any worse, the bride was 90 minutes late for her own wedding because she was getting her hair done. A full church, everyone waiting. She finally arrives. Doesn’t even apologize. Just interrupts everyone trying to talk to her to say, “Excuse me, but this is my wedding! I needed my hair to be perfect!”

30. Maybe It’s Just The Nerves


Not my experience, but a former coworker of mine. He and his wife went to a wedding in Hawaii and took a full two weeks of vacation to do so (they arrived two days before the wedding which was on a Saturday). They figured that if they were going to Hawaii for this wedding, they’d make it worth their while and take a full vacation as well.

Apparently, they were the only couple that elected to do that (or at least admit to it and discuss their plans). And the bride lost her mind about it. “This is my wedding! Why is it just a footnote for your vacation now!?” His wife apparently laughed in her face and told her to call if she decided to grow up about it. To her credit, the bride did call later to apologize profusely for her outburst. Nerves I guess.


29. There’s So Much On Her List


Six years ago, my childhood friend got married. These were her requests: 1. Refused to “approve” any shoe I picked, after claiming I could, “pick any shoe I wanted”; 2. Dis-invited my parents after sending invitations; 3. Required we buy expensive makeup to cover up our visible tattoos; 4. No up-dos (I have long hair, this does not ever work out well. Ever.); 5. No pedicures or full sets of acrylic nails.

And last but not the least: Demanded $3,000 in cash gifts for her honeymoon to Walt Disney World. She was offended when she realized no one was going to pay for that. I ended up pulling out of the wedding and ended the friendship. Their marriage lasted two years.

28. Color Of The Day


I have red hair, I’ve been a redhead my whole life. When I was a bridesmaid I was accused of deliberately being a redhead “just to be difficult,” because all the dress colors the bride wanted looked great on her blonde bridesmaids, but terrible on me.

Then she got upset because my tattoos were going to be visible, despite the fact that her sister (and maid of honor) also had a large visible tattoo that no one ever said anything about.  Also, kinda like being a redhead, the whole time I’d known her I had visible tattoos. I’m not quite sure why she asked me to be a bridesmaid.

27. Staged Pics


I was a bridesmaid in a friend’s wedding and she was kind of a beast the morning of her wedding. She was stressed out and worried about time, and was taking it out on the bridal party and her parents, acting like a fussy little brat. Everyone had to be at her beck and call — which yeah, she’s the bride, but you can still be nice to your friends while asking for help. No need to act like you’re a queen ordering around slaves. She was in tears because her hairstylist was taking too long and upset because the sky was cloudy and she wanted good outdoor pictures. The mood in the room was bad and not fun or happy.

After we were all ready, the bride was still in a terrible mood and was starting to get in her dress. She wanted a forced posed picture of the bridal party oo’ing and aahh’ing and standing around her while she stepped into her dress. Forcing a smile at that point was pretty hard. Then we got into the limo to bring us to the church and she was getting mad at someone for passing around champagne because she thought someone would spill on her dress. She was grumpy and mean the whole ride until we got closer to the church and she made her mother play “Going to the Chapel” over the speakers and made us all sing for pictures.

26. Photographer Met Momzilla


I was a wedding photographer and encountered a momzilla. The bride’s mom comes up to me at the beginning and tells me not to take any pictures of the groom’s family. She said that they didn’t help pay for the pictures, so they shouldn’t have any pictures taken of them.

I told her that’s not how it works and that I didn’t feel comfortable doing that. She bickered with me a bit, and then left in a huff. Then she came back and said, “Well, just don’t take pictures of his mother.” I ignored her request, and after a few drinks, they were all dancing together.

25. The Drama Queen


She wanted to have two bachelorette parties. The first was in Nashville. She cried and missed her fiance the whole time, decided she hated country music and therefore Nashville, was upset that it snowed and finally sobbed and laid down in the middle of the street after finding out that her fiance and groomsmen went to a casino for the weekend.

So we planned a second bachelorette weekend, this time to Chicago a month later. We got there and she spends the whole time crying and missing her fiance, deciding she hates snow and therefore Chicago and finally sobbing and laying down in the middle of the street because no one told our waiter it was “her special weekend.”

24. Save A Horse Or Save A Wedding?


I worked as a caterer and a wedding DJ for about 15 years. I was DJing a wedding in a shabby little reception hall out in the middle of the sticks for a redneck bride and groom. The bride was wasted by the time I started playing my set (around 8 p.m.). She came up to me right away and told me that I need to play the song “Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy” like every four songs, and I try to tell her that its a bad idea but she insisted, so I agreed. About an hour into the night, I played the song for the tenth time and people in the crowd start to boo. Please note that every time I played the song I passed it off onto the bride by saying something like, “It’s time for a special request from the bride” as not to destroy my reputation.

So people boo and start walking off the dance floor. Bride sees this and loses her mind. She runs up to the stage and demands the mic. “You dumb jerks get back on this dance floor, or this whole thing is done!” she wailed into the mic. Her guests ignored her. She yells again and no one pays her any attention. She then marches over to the cake and gift table and flips it over, yelling “Everyone get out of my wedding!” Her guests who did not seem all that surprised ended up leaving. I still got paid, so in the end, it did not matter too much from my end but wow … just wow.


23. Almost Went Out Of Place


The bride told me what color dress she wanted me to wear — cotton candy pink (ugh). So I bought an ankle-length, chiffon cotton candy pink dress. Before I bought it, I sent her pics to confirm this dress was acceptable. She gives me the okay. The day before the wedding, I’m helping decorate and I see the other bridesmaids’ dresses. They are above the knee, empire-waisted and black with fuchsia waistbands (like what a tween girl would buy for a school dance).

The bride had no intention of telling me I had the wrong dress. She was just going to let me show up and look completely out of place. Thank goodness the store had more of the black/fuchsia dresses in stock. Even though I am totally the wrong body type for such a dress — I’m 5’8 and very curvy, squeezing into a dress intended for a 15-year-old. It was bad.

22. Can’t Have A Big Belly


I knew a woman who was a bridesmaid at a relative’s wedding. She was married and had been trying to get pregnant for a while. Finally, she and her hubby got lucky and she conceived.

The bridezilla got furious and kicked her out of the wedding because she would be pregnant in the pictures. Three months later, sadly, the woman miscarried. The bride called her with a response along the lines of “Good, well now you can be back in the wedding.” Needless to say, she did not even attend it.

21. Forced Purchase


This happened at a wedding I was blissfully not invited to, but my boyfriend was. The bride forced the groomsmen to buy $4,000 Armani suits, but “couldn’t afford” a traditional reception.

Everyone who wasn’t immediate family got kicked out right after the ceremony. It’s incredibly tacky to be so inconsiderate to your guests.

20. Trust Issues


My worst bride was an ivy-league-educated shrink. She tried to play head games with absolutely everyone involved in the planning of the wedding. Frequently had fits. She and I butted heads because she wanted a carpet running straight from the bottom of the stairs to the doors of the chapel. I told her it wasn’t possible (they didn’t line up). She kept on asking me if I was sure, even after I showed her exactly what I meant.

She narrowed her eyes and told me she thought I had a problem with the truth. She was very controlling with the groom as well. I remembered their names and looked them up on Facebook a while back. They’re divorced and he appears to be happily remarried.

19. Free Promotion


She wanted us to purchase matching necklaces and jewelry. Sounded just fine and normal, until we found out it was tacky, overpriced garbage from her sister’s jewelry business (she was one of the bridesmaids too). The sister had convinced the bride to wear her jewelry on her wedding day in order to promote the business — which included promoting it to us, of course.

I didn’t buy anything from her, but she really turned on the sales pressure. It was an awkward thirty minutes of her trying every sales tactic in the book. Thankfully, the bride completely forgot about the idea and I found a similar necklace from Forever 21. Wore that to the wedding instead.

18. Getting Married On A Halloween


My sister got married last year. First, she got married on Halloween for no reason other than she got a discount on the venue. So even though it’s my favorite holiday, and our kids wanted to trick or treat, we all had to haul ourselves to her wedding — which was more than two hours away.

I am one of four sisters. She initially asked all of us to be bridesmaids but ended up with one bridesmaid because only one of us could afford it. She wanted us to buy $4,000 dresses, with custom-made jackets and wanted us to throw her a bachelorette in Las Vegas.

17. It’s Been A Pleasure Doing Business With You


I was a bridesmaid for a friend who was a consultant for one of those multi-level marketing beauty companies. So on top of having to buy a very expensive dress, shoes and jewelry, and having to pay for all my own hair and nail appointments, she made us buy our own “beauty kits” through her company.

This included moisturizer, face wash, as well as an entire face of makeup for the big day and the brush kit to apply it! We still had to pay her friend to actually do our makeup on the wedding day, with this makeup we bought. Oh, and did I forget to mention this was a destination wedding? Yeah, needless to say, I re-evaluated our friendship after the wedding.

16. This Is My Year


A bride once called having a meltdown because her friend got engaged as well, and was planning to get married in the same year as she was. Apparently it was her special year and not just a day.

She threw a huge fit that this girl was only getting married to “steal her thunder.” Her friend’s date wasn’t even in the same month or season. Her’s was in October and her friend’s wedding was in June.

15. Camping On Her Wedding


The bride wanted an unconventional wedding. As in, a three-day-long campground potluck wedding for which the whole family was expected to fly cross-country, from New York to California. We had to bring our own tents, sleeping bags and a hot homemade dish that you’d have to haul across 3,000 miles. We respectfully declined to attend.

Another similar story. I’m going to a wedding this summer. Not only is it a three-day event that involves camping and staying at the site for that long, but the bride is also asking for help setting up and bringing stuff. I will only be driving down for the ceremony. I think it’s pretty tacky to force your guests to provide free labor for your wedding.

14. Guilt-Tripping


I work in an industry with a busy season such that you cannot get time off toward the end, except in life or death situations. When my wife’s sister let us know (three months in advance) that she was getting married just after the busy season, I told her that I was glad it was then because if it had been even three days earlier I couldn’t attend, due to the time it would take to travel 900 miles to be there. The next day she called us and told us that they’d moved the wedding to two weeks earlier.

Well, I apologetically explained to her that I couldn’t be there because it would literally be the end of my career. She didn’t listen to a word I said and tried to guilt-trip me into going. Despite them knowing I wouldn’t attend in this situation even before they changed the date of the wedding, I would get phone calls every other day with either my sister-in-law or mother-in-law yelling and screaming at me because I was going to ruin the wedding by not being there. My wife went to the wedding. I ate pizza. It was friggin’ delicious.

13. Who’s The Selfish One?


The bride wanted two bachelorette parties. One that was raunchy and a secret from her mother, and another that was family appropriate. We were to provide presents for her at both parties. Then we were told that we needed to also bring her gifts for the bridal shower, and help pay for the cost of food and decorations for all three parties.

This was all on top of buying the bridesmaid dress, shoes and accessories. I had to tell her that I couldn’t afford to put on all of her parties and supply a gift for each of them. She then decided to cuss me out, call me selfish and ended our friendship. It was horrible.

12. The Bride’s Side


My brother’s first wife wouldn’t allow any of our family that she hadn’t met into the wedding. Now, we’ve got a good size-family so this would mean things like inviting one cousin that she’d met, but not their parents or siblings that lived out of town, etc. We offered to hold an engagement party so she could get to know some of our out-of-towners, but she declined, saying she didn’t want to feel obligated to invite these new family members that she’d only met once and didn’t know very well.

In the end, we decided to go with the immediate family only. We figured it would be less awkward and rude than to pick-and-choose between family. My brother ended up having six people at his wedding, along with around 65 from the bride’s side.

11. Taking Pictures Is Top Priority


I worked at a golf course that did a lot of weddings. By far, the worst thing that a bride did was send her guests to the reception venue with no food or drinks while she drove around after the ceremony to take pictures.

People from out of town had nowhere else to go so they would bring their kids or elderly relatives to a golf course clubhouse. Meanwhile, the wedding party didn’t show up for at least two hours. One time, a bride and groom drove around for almost five hours after the ceremony and showed up inebriated, then threw a fit that roughly half their guests had left.

10. The Greedy One


My father is one of eight and has four sisters. My grandfather, who worked hard all his life and has been retired and living on his pension for 20 years now, paid for the weddings of each of his girls. My aunt flipped when he said he couldn’t pay for her third marriage (to a guy she’d known for six months) if she wanted an island wedding. He was cool with paying for a small wedding in their hometown, but he simply couldn’t afford to give her the all-inclusive “dream wedding” she wanted. By the way, she’s divorced from millionaires and has plenty of cash, but feels her 90-year-old father should pay for a 300-person wedding in the Bahamas so she can afford a beach house.

She responded to that offer by calling him a stingy old man and saying that she was glad my grandmother died young, so she didn’t have to see her husband become a “greedy jerk.” So finally, with the support of the rest of the family, my grandfather told her to pay for her own wedding. This all went down about five years ago, and the aunt hasn’t contacted anyone but my other aunt since. Apparently she divorced the third husband and “retired” at the age of 45, to a condo in Florida. She’s living off the settlements from the divorces.

9. All For Nothing


I helped her plan her whole wedding, on a budget of around $3,000 for the entire thing. I made 120 lavender vanilla votive candles with custom lace and ribbon accents. I made all the bouquets/floral arrangements. She ordered about 500 red and white roses. None of them were de-thorned or trimmed down properly.

I made the centerpieces. I hemmed all three of the bridesmaid’s outfits. I spent 60% of the weekend keeping her family from killing each other over petty arguments. And I also took photos at the reception. I saw her maybe three times after the wedding, and she hasn’t called me in almost a year.

8. She Was Her Bridesmaid Until She Quit Her Job


One of my “best” friends was getting married, I was to be a bridesmaid. I was between jobs at the time so I ended up taking a temporary position at the company she worked for. About halfway through the job, I got a great opportunity for a full time, permanent position in my field.

I couldn’t afford to not take it, so I ended my temporary position with her company as gracefully as I could.  She took this as an insult and dumped me as a bridesmaid. To spite her, I showed up at the wedding in a fabulous dress with a hot date. We went to the reception and drank/ate as much free stuff as we could fill ourselves with.

7. She’s A Terror


My auntie was 38 when she got married. She was the eldest of two sisters (her sister was my mom; my mom got married when she was 22 to my dad) so she’d waited a long time for a guy to marry her. My sister was one of her bridesmaids. During a practice at the church, my aunt shouted at my sister for walking out of time. My sister was only seven at the time and to have a seriously stressed bridezilla in her face because she didn’t put her foot in the right place at the right time was terrifying.

She burst into tears and, according to my mom, my aunt said, “Oh and now she’s crying. Can you remind me how old you are?!” My mom was furious with her, my aunt is stubborn so for a few weeks. My mom told my aunt to find a new bridesmaid. My aunt wouldn’t budge until my grandmother eventually begged her to for the sake of the wedding. Even now my sister isn’t fond of my aunt. My aunt is still extremely stressy, she has a young daughter of her own now who she treats like a queen. If anything happens to her, she turns into the Hulk.

6. Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses


The bride wanted us to have that whole “mismatched bridesmaid dress” aesthetic without giving the bridesmaids (there’s seven of us) the option of actually choosing our own dresses. What she did was choose seven dresses, send a photo collage of the dresses in a group chat and have us duke it out via text as to who would get what dress.

It was so awkward and hostile. I only know a few of the other bridesmaids, and I had no interest in arguing with strangers over text as to what dress I was going to wear. So I just kept quiet and took whatever was assigned to me.
Luckily I liked the dress I got, but the whole thing was like a bizarre social experiment gone wrong.

5. An Hour Too Late


We showed up to an outdoor wedding in early March and it was freezing. There was food… but it was cold. There were no chairs. There were tables with chairs under a pavilion but they were reserved for family and wedding party only. The games that were supposed to entertain guests broke during the very first game played… corn hole corn everywhere.

The groomsmen were cold and tired of standing, so they invited a large percentage of guests to their “getting ready suite” which had couches and a pool table. The bride discovered this only after their beer and wine ran out one hour into the reception. Cue a screaming match in the middle of everyone. The groomsmen liquored the groom up and he danced the last song before passing out behind the DJ, while the bride took tear-stained selfies with her bridesmaids.

4. She Hated The Whole Wedding


The bride stormed out of her parents’ house (wedding was on her parents’ farm) in her underwear screaming about how the groom had ruined her life, she hated him, hated her dress, hated her hair, hated the whole wedding and how she was in love with Jeff (the groom’s best man and cousin).

The wedding party just stood back and watched while the whole thing went down. After a few minutes, I took a pizza box, rounded up my boyfriend and his sister and we decided it was probably a good time to head out. We drove back to the hotel and stuffed our face with pizza.

3. Perfectly Matched


Bride and groomzilla. They demanded specific gifts, followed by repeated online admonishments to “not buy gifts off the registry.” Apparently, the groom has expensive tastes, and any gift you tried to buy him would essentially be garbage compared to the stuff he prefers.

They selected completely inappropriate songs to play too early in the evening (when kids and older adults were still there). While I get that they both wanted to get down and dirty at some point, you save the more mature songs for the end of the night. You may love Dr. Dre, but Grandma doesn’t want to hear gangster rap.

2. Cooking In Her Bridesmaids Dress


I was one of ten bridesmaids. We were at a fancy venue, and it was a requirement that you use the catering staff in place. That didn’t stop the mother of the bride from micromanaging in the kitchen. We walk in, and she is yelling at the kitchen staff, telling them how they should be doing things. She sees us and starts giving us tasks.

“Peel, chop!” So there we are, sweating profusely, peeling and chopping. Quick mental picture — I’m wearing a bridesmaids dress, with a fully open back and extremely deep V down the front. It was a garish purple color with a neon bustier underneath. Impractical, unflattering and the absolute last thing I wanted to be cooking in.

1. Meddling Mom


I was the maid of honor. I planned a modest bridal shower since the bride specified that she didn’t want anything too extravagant. Then one day I got a message from her mother, saying how rude it was that I didn’t invite her extended family. She then invited about 12 extra people. I was kind of annoyed, but whatever. I let her know that it was going to cost about $25 per person.

She then sends me a long Facebook message, saying that I was a horrible maid of honor because I wasn’t footing the bill for everyone. I explained that I was still a university student, and it just wasn’t within my means. She wouldn’t cut me a break, saying that I “didn’t know basic etiquette.” It was such a nightmare, I never want to be a bridesmaid ever again.

0. The wrong kind of cuffs

A guy friend of mine decided to marry this girl who REALLY gave me the chills. She was mean and controlling, but he loved her. The wedding was fine until, cops suddenly showed up at the reception. They arrested bridezilla and put her in cuffs. Four cops had to drag her out kicking and screaming. When we found out WHY she was arrested, her mother fainted. Even I never would have guessed how evil she really was.

Apparent she had spent her bachelorette party hunting down the groom's ex and seriously assaulting her.