7 wedding planners share their absolutely bonkers bride and groomzilla stories
We've all heard a bridezilla story at least once.
There's the ones that throw fits, that issue strong and bizarre dress codes for their guests, that tell their bridesmaids to lose weight and some even ask guests to pay to attend their weddings.
Basically, totally over the top and insane.
A number of wedding planners - as well as photographers, bridal salon workers and wedding bands - have taken to Reddit to share their stories about the worst bridezillas and groomzillas they have ever encountered.
And boy, did they deliver.
"Caterer. Mother of bride found a single spot on a knife on a single setting.
"Demanded that the entire reception ($60,000) be free. She was not writing the check so she was shot down pretty quickly. But there was much rage." [x]
"A bride once called having a melt down 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'...
"Yes, because no one else can have a life at the same time as you. Her friends date wasn't even in the same month or season.
"Hers was in October and her friends was in June...." [x]
"I’ve been doing this for a while. I’ve seen some shit. I’ve seen a bride kiss an ex boyfriend while the groom was in the bathroom.
"However, the majority of my clients are amazing. Still, sometimes there are just horrible people in this world. The good thing is I’ve gotten much better at spotting them before we get to far." [x]
"The last wedding I ever did, the bride had a huge zit on her forehead, which was just ruining everything. It was the end of the world.
"So, thinking I was being generous, I zapped it off in all of the photos in photoshop.
"Cut to a few weeks later after I delivered them, I get an irate phone call saying that she couldn't believe I would edit off a zit.
"She wanted to remember the day as it was, not how it should have been. So I went through and restored all the zits...
"Weddings are too emotionally fraught to mix with business..." [x]
“I was my sister’s maid of honour. During a peak planning time, our aunt – her godmother – passed away. I kept trying to get in touch with my sister all day that day. When I finally reached her, I explained I had been trying to speak with her all day to let her know our aunt had died. I got blasted about how busy she is, and then she ripped into me about where I stood with my tasks.
“She was pretty rotten the day of the wedding, too. The best was two years later I’m getting married and she’s screaming at me over the phone how I didn’t help her, forced her to buy a dress she didn’t want, and let her florist ruin her flowers. We’re not close.” [x]
"There was one wedding that I was working at that was humming along right on schedule. But about 45 minutes before the ceremony was supposed to begin, a bridesmaid grabbed me in a panic and told me the bride forgot her shoes. She told me that the bride absolutely needed her shoes.
"So I asked where they were, she told me they were about an hour away. The wedding planner talked to the bride and told her that no one would notice if she didn’t wear her shoes. The bride pitched a fit and made an uncle drive and get them. It took him about 2.5 hours to get them. The whole time, we were trying to convince the bride to start the ceremony and she refused.
"The worst part was that her family came from another country and didn’t really speak English so they had no idea what was going on at first. They got super restless and some people even left.
"We told the bride that people were leaving and she didn’t care, she just wanted her shoes. Everything was delayed by about an hour and half. People were pissed. By the time the reception rolled around about 50 per cent of the people left the venue." [x]
“A drunk, screaming groomzilla screamed and pointed in my face (while his poor bride cowered behind him) because the venue ran out of Grey Goose at 11:45pm. The wedding ended at midnight. I filled up an empty bottle with water are served it to him and his douchey friends.” [x]