Planning a wedding is one tedious task. You have to take care of every little detail about things that are not particularly your choice and you have to work to keep your client happy. Well, that’s what you’re paid for. It is also the time when the bride and groom are trying their best but somehow happen to be at their worst. It’s just too much pressure.
A Redditor happened to ask the wedding planners on Reddit about their worst bridezillas/groomzillas and well the answers came from not just professional wedding planners but also their friends, families and everyone who has ever been involved in the planning of a wedding!
Here are 15 hilarious stories!
Friend is a photographer. Does weddings. Got punched in the face by the groom because the groom decided that the photographer was “taking too many photos of the bride.”
Weddings seem to bring out the worst in humanity.
How about momzilla? I was the planner for a wedding and had been working with the bride and groom. A few months in to planning the grooms mom calls me to change the date of the wedding. I thought it was kind of weird and called the couple to confirm the change. NOPE! Couple did not know anything about the date change and said to completely ignore the grooms mom and call them if she tried to get in contact.
A bride once called having a melt down because her friend got engaged as well and was planning to get married in the same year as she was… Apparently it was her special year and not just a day. She threw a huge fit that this girl was only getting married to “steal her thunder”… Yes, because no one else can have a life at the same time as you. Her friends date wasn’t even in the same month or season. Hers was in October and her friends was in June…. Brides sometimes don’t think rationally.
I’m not a wedding planner, but I do work in the industry and my friend is the wedding planner I’m telling this story about.
He is a good looking, straight male that has an amazing eye for design and detail. He can do everything from wedding dress design and execution, flowers, you name it. And his services are not cheap.
He had a bride who called him up a few days before her wedding and told him she couldn’t go through with the wedding because she was in love with someone else. The conversation went something like this:
Bride: “I can’t marry him, I just don’t love him anymore, I think I’m in love with someone else!”
Him: “What do you mean you’re in love with someone else!? Your wedding is in 5 days!”
Bride: “Well…. I’m in love with you. You just GET me! I’ve never met anyone else like you!”
Him: “…Do you know how much your parents are paying me to get you?!”
She ended up getting married 5 days later and it was never mentioned again.
She tried to play head games with absolutely everyone involved in the planning of the wedding. Frequently had fits. She and I butted heads because she wanted a carpet running straight from the bottom of the stairs to the doors of the chapel. I told her it wasn’t possible (they didn’t line up). She kept on asking me if I was sure, even after I showed her exactly what I meant. She narrowed her eyes and told me she thought I had a problem with the truth.
She was very controlling with the groom as well. I remembered their names and looked them up on Facebook a while back. They’re divorced and he appears to be happily remarried.
I was a bridesmaid in exactly this kind of wedding last summer. No matter what the bride (one of my closest friends) and I settled on for various plans, I’d get condescending, cruel emails from her mother about how selfish I was and how I had to realize that the wedding wasn’t all about me.
(ie the time that I rented a car, drove out early last minute to help set up for the shower her mom was hosting, hosted it basically myself while her mom sat in the other room drinking with her aunt the whole time, cleaned up at 3pm when everyone started to leave, but had to leave at 4:30 to get my car rental back in time, which I’d already cleared with the bride. Apparently I am the epitome of selfish for this transgression.)
Her mom also wore a pale silver sparkly ballgown with a tiara to the wedding. So. That was a sight.
Not a wedding planner, but I love this one. Girl I went to HS with got engaged. Her parents offered her three options: $50,000 for a wedding, $50,000 for the down-payment on a house (and a small, intimate wedding), or $25,000 for the wedding and $25,000 for a house. She chose the $50,000 wedding.
Weeks before her wedding she told her parents that she was having second thoughts. Parents said, “Everyone has jitters. The wedding is paid for. You’re getting married”. She got married. The marriage lasted two months. She had been cheating on her fiance/husband for over a year with a coworker.
My mom worked in a bridal salon when she was in college.
Sizing was a nightmare. Sandra came in to try on gowns. She tried on the large sample dress, had it pinned to see how it would look on her if it was her size. She said this was it, so my mom took her measurements, and figured out what size she needed to order.
My mom told her her dress will be a size 8 based on her measurements; Sandra threw a fit. “That’s impossible! All of my other dresses are size 4! I have been a size 4 since I was 14. I am not an 8! Order me a 4!”
My mom would explain how sizes vary from designer to designer and that, while she may be a 4 normally, with the designer of her dress her measurements are considered an 8, and it’s just a number, and if it’s too big it can be taken-in but a 4 couldn’t be taken-out… Sandra took none of that. Despite all protest, she demanded a 4.
A couple weeks before the wedding her size 4 dress arrived. It wouldn’t zip (duh). Bride had a meltdown. Mom had to apologize and reorder a larger dress at the bridal salon’s expense.
My sister is getting married on Friday. She threw the ring at her fiance yesterday and stormed off down the street barefoot because she asked him when he was picking up some decorations for the wedding and he asked when he should.
I guess she took that as, “I don’t care about this wedding or you. Your decorations are stupid and you look fat.”
I had a bride that openly spoke utter and complete shit about the grooms family (in front of his face). She would say that they were “crazy, unclassy and annoying”, and come the wedding, her family was actually the hardest family I ever had to deal with, and the grooms family was absolutely lovely. On top of all this, the bride yelled at all of the vendors all day, resulting in the videographers leaving after just 1 hour of shooting, the photographer cried in the bathroom, and the groom and the brides cousins apologized to me for her behaviour all night.
I had one horrible bride who I planned an amazing wedding for. She raved about how much she loved the food all evening, but the day after the wedding, she wrote a bad review about the caterer on yelp, and told me she wouldn’t remove it unless they gave her a discount. She’s a horrible person.
I had one horrific couple that didn’t care about anyone. The groom was 30 minutes late for the ceremony, but it was no big deal, because the bride was 2 hours late. After the ceremony, we had to shorten cocktails to make up for lost time. The couple got wasted in their limo, and both ended up falling asleep. They were both so late for their own reception, that I had the venue serve dinner without them. Their parents were furious. The brides parents left early, and the couple didn’t arrive until 11 at night. Half of their guests left before they arrived, and they yelled at me for allowing dinner to start before their arrival. (This was a 400 guest wedding)
I had a really high strung groom who yelled at a one of his young guests (the kid was 12) for sitting out of his assigned seat, and told the kid and his parents to leave. Later at night, the brides father (who was single) made out with one of the bridesmaids, and the groom punched him. We had to call an ambulance, and the groom was arrested.
I have a buddy who’s now wife started using a hashtag for their wedding almost immediately after getting engaged. It’s been over two years since the engagement, and about one since the wedding, and she is still using the hashtag. The just had their first kid and now she has added an extra obnoxious hashtag for the child.