(Closed) BrideZILLA stories! Let's hear the worst of the worst!

posted 5 years ago in Beehive
Post # 2
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913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - The Victorian

lauren2on:  I was getting my hair done like 2 weeks ago. The guy that owns the place does hair for celebrities. I asked about wedding hair  and makeup after I got engaged: $800. SO I declined, however, I will say he does the most beautiful event hair I’ve ever seen. This bride had an appointment at 7am and showed up at 8:15. By the time I got there, my girl had already warned me that they were dealing with a bridezilla. This girl…NOTHING made her happy. Her hair looked BEAUTIFUL, probably just how I would want my hair on my wedding day, but she had a few too many extensions in (that she had put in herself). It was half up, half down and curled. She told the guy (after he was done) that her hair looked “like a bird’s nest.” He tried to fix it. She asked her mom for her opinion and proceded to yell at her mom, ordered her around, and at one point said “can you jsut get out of the way?!” In the end, she had the poor guy take down the part that was up, so he had to brush that all out (and the millions of bobby pins) and re-curl it. It was truly sad to watch, because it looked so beautiful before. The sweet justice in it all is that she walked out with her hair looking like something she probably could have gotten for about $60 with the right stylist from DryBar. And it was all her fault.

Post # 3
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403 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

lauren2on:  Truthfully? I have never in my life met someone who is as bad as stories/complaints I read on this or other sites. I have been in quite a few weddings in one capacity or another.

I think the worst I have dealt with was when my brother got married to his current wife. Her cousin kept putting her two cents in because it was going to be at their house but my parents were paying for it. Then after the wedding they all complained that my family took over everything, well next time go see a JOP and don’t let my brother ask my mom & dad to handle it. 

Post # 4
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376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

lauren2on:  my coworker actually told me this about her daughter. When she went wedding dress shopping with her daughter(bride) and granddaughter (brides daughter)… coworker was playing with the grand daughter and bride told her to knock it off and focus on her and her dress and stop playing with her daughter and  taking away from her moment.

Yea- my mouth dropped!!! How can you say that about your own child? 

Post # 5
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5364 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

I was supposed (key word) be my bff Maid/Matron of Honor…Well I was going through a lot taking care of my grandfather since he is the only family I had left and all of the responsiblity fell on me. I was also going to school full time and about to leave for South Africa for almost 2 months to study abroad. I was seriously sooooo excited for her, but she completely ruined my enthusiasm a couple of months into planning. She was getting married in a barn because she does everything according to pinterest and wanted us to wear floor length sequin skirts…When I brought up that this might not be the greatest idea because sequins stick to everything and her dress was lace and there was bark on the  floor she said “I don’t give a damn if it ruins your $300 skirt because it is going to ruin my $4,000 dress”…Well then, noone told you to spend 4k so don’t blame me for that shit. And she wanted us to have the dress custom made with sequin maxi skirt and white silk one shoulder top… She cussed me out after this and told me that it was none of my fucking business (it kinda is since you expect me to shell out money) and that I was just being negative. So I just kinda backed off and then the Friday before my bday I had to take my grandfather to the ER. He was in there all weekend and my bday was on Sunday. She knew that he was in there and on Saturday my FI’s grandfather was also rushed to the ER. She didn’t tell me happy birthday until after I posted something on instagram so she forgout about that and then she didn’t ask how my grandfather was until Tuesday, even though he had been in there for 4 days. So that pissed me off and I just distanced myself, then I left for South Africa. I was gone for almost 7 weeks. I was home 2 days before she cussed me out again because I told her that we needed dates set in stone for bachelorette party so girls could take off if need be and then got her mom to cuss me out and tell me that I was an awful friend and wasn’t there for her daughter when her daughter had always been there for me…except you know, when I’m dealing with a life or death situation with my grandfather. She also cussed me out about her bridal shower. I ended up not talking to her after her and her mom cussed me out when I got home. Then 2 months later I got engaged on vacation in Hawaii and the day after, before I could get home, my grandfather passed away. I texted her to tell her and her and her mom came to the funeral and made a huge scene about how they had no idea he was so sick, even though she knew he had been in the hospital a couple of times, and that they would be there for me… I ended up being in her wedding, not as Maid/Matron of Honor, her mom was Maid/Matron of Honor, but her and her mom did not even talk to me while we were getting ready or at the rehearsal dinner. I have not talked to them since and they annoy the shit out of me because they are so fake. Also, she lies about her engagement ring and tells everyone that the diamond in it is from her mom’s engagement ring that her late father gave her, when in reality her mom and Darling Husband sold her mom’s diamond so he could buy hers. She has lied about this on the couple of blogs her wedding has been featured on, including the knot. Drives me crazy!! Sorry this was so long lol. 

Post # 6
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9525 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

princesserbear:  so that’s why bridal hait cost so much! For pain, aggrevation and future therapy!

Post # 7
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3003 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I knew a bride who forced all of her short-haired bridesmaids to grow their hair long for her wedding and make dresses out of fabric she had selected. One of the bridesmaids wasn’t very good at sewing, so the Maid/Matron of Honor had to pull an all-nighter to complete this bridesmaid’s dress on time. She also instructed all of the guests to wear vintage-reproduction gowns to match her theme. I spent way too much money complying, only to find that most of the guests had ignored her rude request.

Post # 8
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2087 posts
Buzzing bee

Idk if this counts, but one day this lady came in asking about our photo restoration service. It’s usually just fixing old damaged photos or colorizing b&ws and even sometimes removing people or objects from pictures.

She asks if we can alter someone’s appearance and I say “I think they can smooth skin and whiten teeth and stuff, is that what you’re looking for?” And she says “Not exactly” I ask what she is thinking, and she tells me she got her wedding portraits back and she’s not totally happy with them and doesn’t want to hang them or share them with her husband “looking how he does.” 

I’ve been asked if they can remove “lumps” before, but that’s not what she wanted. Her husband was a Kevin James type of guy, and when I asked what she was wanting she said “more like this” and pointed to the model in the frame paper stock photo. I said I’d have to find out if it was possible because we’ve never edited anything like that before and I took her information. 

Seriously? You want us to edit your wedding photos to look like you married basically a completely different guy?

 

Post # 9
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4073 posts
Honey bee

a_day_at_the_fair:  HAHAHA, wow! Maybe I should ask my photographer to replace Fiance for Channing Tatum in our pics 😉

Post # 10
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2087 posts
Buzzing bee

BMoreBecc:  Haha right?

I just didn’t get what her thought process was. Everyone who knows you and went to your wedding knows your husband isn’t Brad Pitt, so who are you trying to fool?

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

I think the worst is when a bride refuses to plan ahead and then the day of refuses to direct or delegate and everyone is just running around trying to get it done, AND the bride is vocal about this and that not being right etc.  Ugghh so annoying!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

When I was in college one of my classmates got engaged. Her cousin, who was also in our class, got engaged a month later with a larger diamond ring. Classmate insisted her Fiance exchange her ring for one that was larger than her cousin. We all decided when she showed up with her new ring, that if her Fiance agreed to this demand, her probably deserved her. 

Post # 13
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913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - The Victorian

theatrejulia:  I really think so!  He was incredibly patient with her but at one point he had to leave and let his assistant curl her hair so he could go smoke. Poor guy!

Post # 14
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581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: Rocky Mountains-May 2017

a_day_at_the_fair:  Idk maybe it’s just me, but I think Kevin James in a good looking guy

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