Post # 1
I was my FSIL’s house working on mock-up centerpieces with my Future Mother-In-Law and my Future Brother-In-Law walked in and was like, “Why are you worrying about that already, you have five months til the wedding?” I told him it made sense to figure out some stuff as early as possible so we’re not stressed trying to get everything done the last 3 weeks until the wedding. He said I was a Bridezilla for working on my flowers so early. Then, my Future Sister-In-Law was showing me jewelry from the jewelry line she sells and I’d told I’d buy wedding party jewelry from her, but then I found out that not all of the earrings could be made into clips like she’d thought, and my sister doesn’t have pierced ears, so I couldn’t buy the earrings, and the bracelet I liked was WAY too big on my wrist, but because it’s just costume jewelry, she said no links could be taken out of it to make it smaller. So I had to tell her that I wouldn’t be able to buy those from her and she said, “I can’t please you, can I!?” I think she was half joking, but what am I supposed to do, spend money on jewelry we can’t wear??
Argggggh. I’m sure everyone gets called a Bridezilla at some point by people who think it’s funny, but I was totally NOT being a Bridezilla. I was just being organized and not willing to spend money on things nobody can wear!
Post # 3
Omg…don’t even get me started. I am right there with you, fellow “bridezilla”….NOT!
If I hear one more time that I am planning too early, my head will explode. Either that or some fists are going to start flying!
People don’t realize how much planning and time it takes- and YES, why wait until the last 2 months when it would all become incredibly stressful???
You are doing the right thing, researching, planning, thinking, analyzing…!! Being organized is a virtue!!
Post # 4
Seriously!! We needed to do a mock-up so I’d know how many pieces of milk glass we needed for each table, which would then tell me how much more I need to buy. You can’t just go to Target and find that stuff, you have to hunt it down and it takes time! I guess men just think a wedding can be thrown together in a week or two like it’s no big deal and doesn’t cost a ton of money.
Post # 5
lol I really think that most people dont realize how much planning goes into a wedding. So what might seem “bridezilla like” might actually just be efficient planning.
Post # 6
@ohheavenlyday: I hear ya! I mean, I just feel like- if we aren’t getting bossy or bitchy or mean…then there is no reason for anyone to get bothered or make any passive aggressive comments.
It is true, most people really don’t understand how much planning it takes- and also how planning can end up saving you a lot of money!
Post # 7
@ohheavenlyday: I absolutely hate being called a bridezilla. And it has been said by a few people already. Funny thing is I don’t think my “demands” are that Bridezilla-ish.
Demands by “Bridezilla Polar Bear”
- Bridesmaids wear blue….because that is one of my colors
- No shellfish at the wedding….because I am ridiculously allergic
You get the idea. I hate the show Bridezillas because now the world thinks it’s totally appropriate to call women that just because we have a specific vision for our wedding. Visions such as no stress-induced rushing to get centerpieces done (because god forbid you have a nice pleasant time with your centerpieces) or not dying so people can have some bloody shrimp.
*climbs off soapbox*
Good luck with your planning and stay organized!!!
<3/Ms. Polar Bear