Post # 1
My best friend of 15 years is getting married in a week. Her wedding is turning her into a person that I don’t even know. She is always stressed, hateful and angry at everyone’s offer to help. She’s been ignoring me for the last 6 months. Only uses me when she needs something done for her wedding. When I comfront her about her change of attitude, she denies the occurrences and gets defensive.
I am her maid of honor and was very excited to see my best friend happy. At the rate this is going, I can’t bare the thought of saying nice things to her in my maid of honor speach. I feel like her Her wedding has become a burdon and not a happy celebration for everyone anymore. She is not the same girl I have known for 15 years. Help! Anyone have any tips on how to deal with an out of control bridezilla?
Post # 3
Yikes! I’m sorry you’re dealing with this!
Have you tried maybe a girls lunch and have a honest conversation with her- something like, “I can tell you’re super stressed, what can I do to help you so that you are happy on your wedding day?”….something that doesn’t put the blame entirely on her attitude but also tries to work with her to get her into a better frame of mind?
I’m not saying the way she is acting is right…but try to give her some slack…she’s probably got a lot on her plate right now and trying to keep a lot of people happy. She is lucky to have a friend like you that is sticking by her side 🙂
Post # 4
if you are feeling stressed and that the wedding has become a burden can you imagine how she is feeling? and with only a week to go i suggest lots of deep breathes and remind yourself that this is unusual behaviour from your friend and soon it will (should) pass
goodluck and remember, deep breathes and smile
Post # 5
PPs have given some good advice. Wedding planning is so stressful, even though we all think it will be different when we do it. I had so much fun at my wedding, but i am seriously glad it is over and the planning is in the past. I know my Maid/Matron of Honor was also relived when it was all done and glad the old me was back. Just feel comfort in knowing that you will probably have your friend back in a couple of weeks time. In the mean time try to be patient with her and support her as much as you can.