Post # 1
I am getting so extremely fed up with people calling me a bridezilla all the time, just because i’m not Ms Cheery Sunshine 24-7, doesnt make me a bridezilla.
Today my mom called me this because I was venting to her about how flakey a friend of mine has been lately (this friend just so happens to be one of my bridesmaids) it had nothing to do with the wedding even…!
Does anyone else find this “term” is tossed around too lightly?
Post # 3
lol and for the safety of everyones lives they better not call me one neither…lol
Post # 4
No one has, yet, though I’m starting to feel the stress (less than a week!) & I think I may have deserved it once or twice!!
Post # 5
Someone called me a bridezilla because I wanted my bridesmaids to wear matching dresses. And if I even dared express an opinion – even with a smile on my face – someone would inevitably pull out the bridezilla card. Mind you, I think it’s reasonable to want to pick out your own centerpieces and not your mom lol
Post # 6
no one called me a bridezilla during my planning. but the night before my wedding i was really stressed and both my Darling Husband and my Maid/Matron of Honor said i was “not myself”. whatever they mean by that! i know i wasn’t demanding anything from them. the only thing i remember doing was asking my Maid/Matron of Honor to borrow her tweezers since mine were not working.
Post # 7
@dynamic_duo: Her tweezers!? That was so bridezilla of you. 😛
My BMs keep telling me that I am the most easygoing bride ever. That’s not quite true, but I have tried not to inconvenience anyone!
Post # 8
Only my mother, but I know it’s because I’m not doing things exactly the way she would.
Post # 9
I got it once from someone who had no idea the true situation on and she apologized later. However I do think people throw it around willy nilly and I for one find it very offensive especially when you are trying so hard to please everyone else. Then again some girls really are and if the shoe fits it fits!
Post # 10
are you venting to the same person repeatedly and they see you as being constantly negative? its an easy pattern to get into
Post # 11
@eloping: Ooh good thought.
OP, I agree it is thrown around too casually
Post # 12
Nobody has called me that word, but I’m sure there have been times when I’ve gotten really stressed out and have freaked out a little.
Post # 13
I think it is tossed around. If there is a bride out there that says she hasn’t gotten stressed out once, I don’t believe it. Everyone gets stressed, but that doesn’t mean you’re a bridezilla.
My mom called me it. Like Ms. Kitty, it’s because I didn’t do what she wanted me to do. It was hard going against what she had to say, but she didn’t have a reception or dance and didn’t even do her hair for her wedding, so I have a hard time taking her advice on those issues. Plus she was married in ’83 😉
Post # 14
My best friend and mom call me Bridezilla in a semi-kidding way. I’m just really really blunt and inadvertently sound like a mega-bitch sometimes. I don’t beat around the bush.
I’ll try to give an example…I was trying on dresses and the store-clerk didn’t pay the best attention to my VERY clear requests.
So she brought a dress over, and I was like
“Are you kidding me? That’s horrendous. No. Nothing like that is going near my body.”
I INSTANTLY apologized and I didn’t say it in an angry voice by any means…seriously, haha. The girl look traumatized for a second, but we were laughing about it almost immediately after.
Soo… I have my moments admittedly. And I know as my date gets closer, there will be times when I have to crack out my scary voice to prevent being screwed over.
Post # 15
It is thrown around too casually. Any hint of not being this overly bubbly cheerleader for your wedding means you’re a bridezilla apparently.
..and yes, my username has “zilla” in it because I know I will be micro-managing everything for the ONE day.
Post # 16
No one has yet, but I can tell my stress level is rising. It’s not that I’m being a “bridezilla” I’m picking things out, making sure I’m on my timeline and am solid in my decisions…I don’t think that screams bridezilla in any way though, it is thrown around too casually.