86 Times Women Let The Stress Of Planning A Wedding Turn Them Into Absolute Bridezillas

There are certain times in all of our lives when it’s understandable to be a little demanding: when planning a wedding, when having a baby, and maybe even when it’s your birthday. But as you’ll soon find out, some people use getting married as an excuse to turn into absolute monsters.

Below, you'll find pics that put some of the worst bridezillas the world has ever seen on blast, as well as an interview with Shay Yellin, Editor in Chief of Bespoke Bride. Be sure to upvote the demands you find most egregious, and if you’re ever planning a wedding of your own, please remember not to burn any bridges on your way to the aisle!

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#1 ... Human Trash Bag

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#2 “Lose Weight If You Want To Be My Maid Of Honour”

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#3 Fiancé Is In A Bridal Group On Facebook And Came Across This One

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I’m sure you’re all familiar with the idea of a “bridezilla”. This term was coined by Boston Globe writer Diane White in 1995 when she was writing an article about difficult brides, and the name just stuck. By 2003, a show called Manhattan Brides, which was later renamed Bridezillas, began filming, and they’ve appeared in popular culture ever since. Movies like Bride Wars (2009) depict women planning their weddings as selfish and ruthless, but we all know that most brides-to-be aren’t actually anywhere near that unreasonable. Planning a wedding can be extremely stressful, and it’s understandable to want things to be perfect.

Unfortunately, however, there are some brides out there who seem to have tunnel vision when planning their big days and have no problem steamrolling all of their loved ones along the way. So to learn more about how common it is for brides to become extremely demanding when wedding planning, we reached out to Shay Yellin, Editor in Chief of Bespoke Bride. Bespoke Bride has been voted ‘Best for Bridal’ by Cosmopolitan Magazine and listed as one of the UK’s top 10 wedding blogs, and lucky for us, Shay was happy to answer some of our burning bridal questions. 

#4 I Paid For The First Slice After It Was Announced On The Day We'd Be Helping To Pay For Their Cake!! Apparently Didn't Count For The Second

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#5 Op Is Getting Thrashed In The Comments

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#6 Bro Needs To Find A New Bride

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According to Shay, it’s extremely common for brides to be particular when wedding planning. “Many of the brides we've worked with at Bespoke Bride were extremely demanding,” she told Bored Panda. “We actually think it's quite normal and reasonable for brides to become unreasonably demanding. Let's face it, it's the BIGGEST day in life for many brides. They have very specific dreams of how this day will look, so if it's not perfect - they can easily get unreasonable.”

We also asked Shay if she could share any experiences of working with particularly difficult brides. “On our Bespoke Bride shop - we sell lots of DIY wedding accessories that can easily be downloaded and printed at home,” she told Bored Panda. “These are very affordable items ranging from $4 to $6. Once we had a client bride that wanted us to re-design the entire item according to her very specific demands. We tried to help and do a few edits, but the more we did, the more she wanted us to edit again. We did a LOT of work for $6!”

#7 Bride Cancels Her Wedding Because Her Guests Didn't "Donate" A $1,500 Each To Fund The Event

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#8 She Wants A Deposit From Her Bridesmaids

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#9 I Mean... Sounds Kinda Like A Racist/Colorist Bride Here. Thoughts?

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When it comes to dealing with challenging brides, Shay says, “You have to be extremely calm and supportive of ‘unreasonable’ brides, even if it's tough and can sometimes make you sick. When you understand the basic psychology behind it - that this is the BIGGEST day in their lives, it makes it easier to deal with. If there are items or things that you really cannot provide - you must come up with a smart answer that details all the reasons why you cannot provide them with the item or service. And most importantly - do it diplomatically, with lots of ‘I'm so sorry!’”

#10 Holy Smack, A Silent Reception‽

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#11 Entitled Bride Wants Bm To Wear Wig To Wedding

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#12 Wow

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Shay also provided some words of wisdom for brides who are in over their heads when wedding planning. “We totally get the brides who become overwhelmed with stress when planning their weddings, even the most ‘unreasonable’ brides,” she says. “We know how stressful it can get, but you need to always look at the other side as well. Wedding vendors will do their utmost to provide you with your wish, but it's not always possible to get EXACTLY what you want. You need to accept that and find creative ways to change your dream just a little bit.”

If you’d like more wedding planning insight and tips from the experts, be sure to visit Bespoke Bride’s website right here

#13 Looks Before Friends Always Offends

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#14 Found This Bridezilla On Facebook. It Was Someone Who Had Been Trying To Get Along With The New Bride Because She Is Friends With Her Fiancé, But This Was The Last Straw:

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#15 This Literally Just Happened - "I Want My Own Wedding Year"

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This isn’t the first time we’ve covered brides with extreme demands here at Bored Panda, so we looked back at a previous interview with Amber Peterson, Community Manager of Planner’s Lounge, to gain more insight on the topic. When it comes to what brides are allowed to ask of their guests, Amber says, “I think brides can ask whatever they want from their guests, but do not be surprised if that means they opt out of your celebration. Asking for a specific colored attire might mean that guests have to buy something they will never wear again, and for some people, dressing in a way that makes them feel bad about their appearance.”

#16 You’re Not Invited, But Send Money

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#17 Can't Believe People Didn't Want To Spend $1,000's On Her. The Nerve

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#18 Seen On Fml

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In reference to a bride who wanted all of her wedding guests to wear the color yellow and stay silent, Amber previously told Bored Panda, “Some couples don’t care if their guests look bad, but they will be in your wedding pictures for the rest of your life, so I would prefer that everyone looked and felt their best! Dictating how loud they can speak is not only unrealistic, but insulting! Most people know how to behave at a wedding, and if there are specific guests you are concerned about acting out, maybe do not invite those guests.”

#19 Cb Bride

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#20 Bridezilla Won’t Have Non-Vegan Family Members At Her Wedding

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#21 Bride Is Expecting Everyone To Spend $400 Or More On Her Wedding Gifts

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“While the wedding is about the commitment you are making to one another, it is also about the gathering of your friends and family, and you should consider their fun and comfort,” Amber went on to explain. “Your wedding is only one day, and you do not want to make the people you love miserable in order to celebrate with you and your partner. If you are unbearable during your wedding, people will remember that for YEARS to come. Be considerate.”

#22 I've Officially Dropped Out Of The Bridal Party. I'm A Size 12 With No Plans On Dropping To A Size 8 By December

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#23 Crop Tops Over Family Everyday, Am I Right?

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#24 Bridezilla Thinks Photographers Spare Time Should Be Used To Edit Her Photos

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Amber also says it’s important to keep your guests in mind when wedding-planning. “A wedding is a large-scale party you are hosting to celebrate your love, and your guests are invited to celebrate with you. Guests should be treated with the same respect and love you expect them to give to you as the engaged couple,” she noted. “This means making sure they are having fun, and are comfortable and at ease. This is the first event you are hosting as a married couple, so be gracious and welcoming!”

#25 Bride N Groom Requests No Perfume On The Women And The Men Are Free Labour, On Top Of Paying $360 A Head

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#26 Y I K E S

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#27 Bridezillas Beware, You Are Not Safe From Being Virtually Murdered

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I usually love attending weddings, but this list is making me hesitant to attend any more any time soon… I don’t want to be belatedly charged for eating cake! Keep upvoting the pics you find most shocking, and feel free to share any personal experiences you’ve ever had with bridezillas in the comments below, pandas. Then, if you’d like to check out another article featuring outrageous bridezilla stories, look no further than right here!

#28 Bride Wants To Know If It's Alright To Take Away Their Mother's Individuality

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#29 Photographer Job Needed! Here Are The Requirements For This Bridezilla!

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#30 Entitled Bridezilla Removes Bridesmaid For Developing Anxiety After A Traumatic Incident, And Still Expects Her To Pay!

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#31 But Her Wedding Is More Important Than Op Dying /S

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#32 Stolen Off Facebook But Though It Applied Here

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#33 Bride Demands 30k

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#34 Cb Asks To People Pay To Be In Her Wedding

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#35 Beggar Bride Asks Stranger To Be Bridesmaid Because She Gives Expensive Gifts - From Wedding Shaming Fb Page

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#36 Fuming Because Her Bridesmaid Dyed Her Hair One Year Before Her Wedding

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#37 Bride Wants Bridesmaid To Cut Her Hair

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#38 Sounds Like A Good Deal ?

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#39 "Fly To Central America For Our Wedding, But Don't Stay, As We Want The Island To Ourselves." Found On A Wedding Forum

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#40 Bride Upset That Nobody Gave Her Cash At Her Engagement Party

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#41 Another Bridezilla Who Thinks She Owns A Year

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#42 Bride Gets Rsvps From Wedding Guests And Only After The Fact Tells Everyone Who Said They Were Coming That They Need To Pay $75 Per Plate

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#43 Yikes!!!

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#44 Kindly Refrain From Upstaging The Bride On Her Big Day — Oh, And No Admission Without A Gift Of $75 Or More

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#45 Wow, Entitled Much?

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#46 You Know It’s Gunna Be Good When They Post Their Bs Behaviour As “Group Member”

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#47 “How Dare She Have A Wedding A Week After Mine!!” She’s Getting Ripped Apart In The Comments As She Should

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#48 Disappointed Her Guests Aren't Paying For Their Honeymoon In Full

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#49 Bridezilla Would Accomodate Her Heavily Pregnant Bridesmaid — Forced Her To Pull Out Of Bridal Party

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#50 Come To Our Wedding And Pay $700 To Stay In The Guest House But You’ll Be Sleeping On The Pullout Couch Because You’re The Only Singleton. Also, Did I Mention You’re Cooking For Everyone?

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#51 Choosing Beggar Bride Tries To Get 80 Hours Of Work Done Free

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#52 Bridezillas Dress Shopping > Employees Health And Safety

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#53 Guest Unable To Attend Destination Wedding Due To Mental Health Concerns. Bride’s First Night Abroad Ruined To Re-Do Seating Charts

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#54 This Karen Takes It Up A Notch

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#55 This Was An Interesting Read Today…

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#56 Bridezilla Wants To Kick Someone Out Of Her Wedding Party Because She’s Pregnant

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#57 Bridezilla Tried Ripping Off Bridesmaids

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#58 Imagine Thinking Your Rushed Marriage Is Worth More Than Your Friend's 10 Year Relationship...?

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#59 Not Even Sure If This Belongs Here But It’s In An Engagement Group So ??‍♀️

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#60 Some People Can't Afford It

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#61 Bride Thinks This Cake Should Cost Less Than $200

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#62 Bride Tries To Force Friend To Do Photography For Her Wedding, Insists That He Pays Her For The Privilege

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#63 Bride Insecure Of Fiance's "Womanly" Teenage Daughter...yikes

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#64 This Bridezilla Was Completely Slammed In The Comments And For Good Reason. So Ungrateful!

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#65 Found On A Hacks Page. This Must Be A New Trend. I've Seen A Couple Of These Now! Just Tacky!!!

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#66 Cb Bride Uninvites Guest For Not Producing Free Centerpieces

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#67 Bride Wants My Photographer Friend To Learn Another Photographer's "Style" And Basically Give Her A Discount For A Wedding That's In A Couple Of Weeks

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#68 Bridezilla

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#69 Her Registry Also Includes 100k+ For A House Down Payment

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#70 I Feel Sorry For The Next Photographer She Contacts

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#71 Bride Doesn’t Hire Photographer Because They Want Someone With A Larger Social Media Following

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#72 From A Facebook Group I’m In. She’s Getting Dragged For Being A Selfish Friend In The Comments

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#73 Imagine Thinking Everyone Has Been Waiting Their Whole Lives For You To Get Married So Therefore They Should Happily Spend Nearly $300 On A Dress To Be A Part Of It

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#74 This B*tch. The Comments Were No Better, It’s No Wonder My Area Is The Second Highest In The Country For Covid Rates

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#75 Well, That’s Just Tacky. Maybe I’m Alone In Loving My Husband Enough To Have Considered It Our Wedding

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#76 Invited 225+ People During A Pandemic And 4 Of Her Bridal Party Contracted Covid...but All She Cares About Is That People Are Cancelling During A Rise In Cases. Your Wedding Is Not More Important Than People’s Lives

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#77 Is This A Rude Bridezilla Trait?? Saw This On Betchesbrides

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#78 Saw On Twitter; Finally Standing Up To The Government For The Brides!

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#79 How Dare You Want To Make Your Own Clothes?!

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#80 Bridezilla Wants To Drop Moh For Not Answering Over 2 Years Out From Her Wedding

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#81 Bridezilla (Yellow) Is Mad That One Of Her Bridesmaids (Purple) Will Be Pregnant For Her Wedding. Her Mother Is Green, Bridesmaid Is Purple, Other Family Member Who Is Pregnant Is Red

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#82 Karma’s A Bi*ch

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#83 ?

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#84 Bride And Groom Ask Friends For Free Labor And Food And Then Demand That They Buy Special Clothing To Wear At The Wedding

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#85 Cb Wanted This Mua To Basically Reduce The Price In Half And Pay For Travel Expenses Too

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#86 Bride Looking For Cheap Photographer/Videographer That Meets All Her Demands…

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