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Top 10 Signs You're Turning Into a Bridezilla

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Script written by Nick Spake Top 10 Signs You are Turning Into a Bridezilla Subscribe: ‪‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ So your wedding is coming up and you fear you might just turn into Bridezilla. Fear not, here are some signs to look out for! You get so caught up in the wedding you stop talking to your fiancé, your registry is costing more than your student loans, you treat your bridesmaids like employees, you’re causing your parents to declare bankruptcy, you have a list of ridiculous demands and you make someone cry! MsMojo's Social Media: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Snapchat:

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Top 10 Signs You’re Turning into a Bridezilla

You have your fear, which might become reality; and you have Bridezilla, which IS reality. Welcome to MsMojo, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Signs You’re Turning into a Bridezilla.

For this list, we’re taking a look at red flags that may mean that a woman who’s about to be married is turning into a fearsome monster.

#10: You Stop Talking to Your Fiancé

Weddings are about two people uniting in matrimony and declaring their love for each other. At least that’s what they’re supposed to be about. Sometimes a bridezilla becomes so preoccupied with dress alterations, cake tasting, and finding the perfect venue that she forgets all about the groom. The husband-to-be could completely shut off contact with his fiancée and the bridezilla wouldn’t even notice. When the blushing bride finally does walk down the aisle, it’ll suddenly dawn on her that she’s barely seen her betrothed over the past several months. Well, that’s one way to start a life together…

#9: You Ban Guests from Posting Wedding Photos

When somebody you care about is getting married, chances are you’ll want to take a few photos for your personal album. But we’re warning you: you really shouldn’t post any of those pictures on social media. Bridezillas view themselves as visions of perfection and will do anything to preserve that image. If she comes across a snapshot that makes her look chubby, sweaty, or unflattering in any way, prepare for a hissy fit of epic proportions. If you’re looking to avoid a fight, it’s better to let the bride handpick a series of official wedding photos that she deems suitable for the public eye.

#8: Your Registry Totals More Than Your Student Loans

Bridezillas tend to love getting presents, and since it’s their big day, money should be no object to the guests. So the extravagance of the registry should really come as no surprise. Thing is, unless she keeps company with the 1%, she shouldn’t be holding her breath for that 5-Qt KitchenAid mixer in raspberry ice. Oh, and that fancy silverware and Clive Christian perfume probably isn’t going to be in anyone’s price range either. Honestly, asking for anything over $100 is pushing her luck, especially if most of her friends and family members are middleclass. She should be content getting bath towels, bed sheets, or sensible kitchenware. If she’s lucky, maybe her parents will go all out and buy her a new washer and dryer.

#7: Your Parents Are Spending a Fortune

Speaking of parents, there’s an age-old tradition where the bride’s family pays for her wedding. Although this custom still exists, it has definitely fizzled out over the years. Why? Well for starters, the bride’s luxurious fantasies can end up sending her parents to the poorhouse. When you’re a bridezilla, the wedding ceremony and reception need to be flawless. The folks should spare no expense! It doesn’t matter whether she wants to reenact the royal wedding or Luke and Laura’s wedding on “General Hospital.” Whatever the bride wants, the bride gets. Sure, her folks may have to file for bankruptcy, but at least the groom’s family is responsible for the honeymoon.

#6: Everyone Is Avoiding You

Ya wanna learn how to lose friends and alienate people? Either pick up a copy of Toby Young's memoir or just get engaged. Although weddings are known to bring people closer together, they can just as easily drive people apart. This is largely because the bride is riding a rollercoaster of emotions that seemingly never ends. She might appear calm and happy one second. The next, though, she’s either crying a river of tears or screaming her head off. You never know what’ll set a bridezilla off, which is why everyone tries to avoid them. Whenever you’re forced to make contact with the bridezilla, be sure to wear an Advanced Bomb Suit in case she goes off.

#5: You Choose Bridesmaids Based on Their Looks

Many brides choose their bridesmaids solely based on friendship. Assuming the bridezilla is a mean girl, though, looks will likely play a major factor in the selection process. Sometimes a bridezilla cherry-picks her prettiest friends and acquaintances to create a picture-perfect ceremony. If a bridezilla is insecure about her looks, however, she may seek out less attractive bridesmaids in order to look better by comparison. After all, nobody is allowed to outshine the bride on her wedding day. No matter how the bridesmaids look, one thing is for certain: their dresses are going to be fashion disasters.

#4: You’re Making Extravagant Requests

Walking down the aisle in a white dress isn’t enough to satisfy a bridezilla. They always have a laundry list of demands that must be fulfilled, no matter how outrageous. The wedding ceremony is essentially turned into a circus, complete with doves, fireworks, flower walls, a string quartet, and a wild honeymoon stallion. Meanwhile, the bridesmaids are ordered to cry after the vows and guests will be required to bring the gift of cash if they want any cake. To top it all off, achoir needs to pop up at some point to serenade the bride and groom with an overused love song. And you thought Kim and Kayne’s wedding was over-the-top.

#3: You Have a List of Rules

In addition to making extravagant requests, bridezillas usually have a list of nonnegotiable rules for their wedding. For example, a dress code will be enforced, only certain guests get to bring a plus-one, and children will be neither seen nor heard. A strict schedule will also be meticulously mapped out and running late is unacceptable. Although the bride has enough policies to fill up a handbook, she’ll somehow fit all of these regulations onto her wedding invitations. If any of these rules are broken, a special moment can instantly turn into a meltdown.

#2: You Won’t Stop Talking About Your Wedding

When someone gets engaged, their wedding can suddenly become the center of their universe. Even though they’ve shouted the big news from the rooftops, they still feel compelled to discuss their wedding in everyday conversation. No matter what everyone else is talking about, a bridezilla will find a way to bring up the fact that she has a fiancé. As if that’s not insufferable enough, she’ll constantly send guests updates via social media – not to mention her personal wedding website. If a bridezilla had a nickel for every time she mentioned her engagement, she’d be able to pay for the whole shindig… with enough left over for a Hawaiian honeymoon.

Before we get to our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions:
- You’re Obsessed with the Seating Chart
- You Control the Bachelorette Party
- You Made Someone Cry

#1: You Treat Your Bridesmaids Like Employees

When a close friend asks you to be a bridesmaid, it may seem like an honor at first. With a bridezilla, though, you’re actually being asked to sign up for a painstaking job with zero pay. As far as bridezillas are concerned, they no longer have friends. They only have minions to be at their beck and call. Although it feels like taking orders from a drill sergeant, a truly dedicated bridesmaid will suck it up until her tour of duty is over. After the wedding has come and gone, however, she’ll likely reevaluate her friendship status with the bride.

Do you agree with our list? What other symptoms indicate you’re turning into a Bridezilla? For more entertaining Top 10s published every day, be sure to subscribe to MsMojo.


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