Post # 1
Anyone else struck by the irony of all this time and money for a few hours of a wedding?
I started out wanting a "simple but elegant" ceremony with a simple little reception afterwards. But I can not begin to calculate how many hours I have already spend preparing for this wedding. Even today when I have all sorts of things to take care of and I spent too many hours on the computer looking at accessories and even posting on wedding boards. I can kinda understand it for first time brides but this is my second wedding! It is likeI am fixated or something. Anyway, for a biologist who normally feels more at home in hip boots in a swamp than a fancy dress, I think my behavior is quite strange and completely out of character for me. Have I become (dare I say it) a bridezilla (shudder)?
Post # 3
Yes, it is ironic, but totally understandable. Planning a wedding is so much work, with so many expectations. Of course the pressure of planning such a huge event would make anyone stressed out. That’s why I don’t think its fair to call someone "bridezilla," because the poor woman usually has a reason for feeling so frustrated (even if she’s not expressing her frustration in the best way.)
Post # 4
I’m with you. And I am starting to hate my family. Get this I want to make this cheap and easy for everyone and they’re fighting me on it. Case in point, I don’t want gifts. My fiance and I have more than we need. SO what do my parents say? They tell me I’m rude and disregarding American culture – that people don’t know what to do if I don’t register. So I said I would register for a charity. My parents think that is "selfish". WTF? I’m selfish because all I want for my wedding is for people to come spend the day with me and I don’t want to stress them out spending money on stuff I don’t even need. Seriously, my parents raised me to be considerate and now they’re bashing me for it. So much for "cheap and easy."
Post # 5
I feel the same way! Why is one day… taking up so much time and effort and MONEY!
Don’t worry I think there are a lot of people that feel the same way as you… and I don’t think you’re becoming a bridezilla ^_^ since you’re worrying about it. Hehe.