The Bridezilla Phenomenon: Top 5 signs you're turning Into Bridezilla!
It’s the day you’ve been dreaming of since you were a little girl and you want it to be a magical, once-in-a-lifetime occasion – but could you be taking your wedding planning too far?
Here are five signs that you’ve crossed the line from excited bride-to-be to terrifying Bridezilla:
1. Planning other people’s outfits
Sure, you want the wedding photos to be perfect, but try to leave other people’s outfit choices up to them. After all, if someone wears a hideous dress for the wedding photos, it'll only serve to emphasise how stunning you look in yours. So stop sneakily Googling ‘Mother of the bride outfits’ and get back to what’s really important – finding your perfect white dress.
2. Losing Facebook friends
If it’s just people you haven’t seen or spoken to in years then there’s no need to worry, but if all your bridesmaids have suddenly un-friended you en masse, then you have a serious problem on your hands. Take immediate action to rectify matters, preferably by sending chocolate and solemnly promising that there will be no more Bridezilla moments from here on in.
3. Parental penny-pinching
If your Mum has taken to buying supermarket own-brand beans instead of Heinz, and your Dad's gone grey overnight and is muttering about a second mortgage, it may be that the cost of your big day is spiralling out of control. Only a Bridezilla would demand the absolute best of everything, so try to remember the importance of saving for your marriage, not just your wedding.
4. A frowning boss
Just because you want your big day to be perfect doesn’t mean you can drop everything else at a moment’s notice. Running out on work to deal with every tiny little wedding-related emergency is unlikely to put your boss in a great mood, or do your career prospects any good.
5. A crying Maid-of-Honour
If your Maid-of-Honour keeps breaking down in tears, this is a sure sign that you’re becoming a Bridezilla. As hilarious as the Bridesmaids movie was, no-one wants that drama in real life, so try cutting your best friend some slack. All the crying should be saved for the big day itself, and we're going for tears of joyous emotion - not relief that the whole thing is finally over!
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