When it comes to planning a dream wedding, every bride deserves to be a little bossy.
It’s the day she’s been dreaming of her entire life. She wants every little detail to be perfect, and so she should.
But every wedding demand should be made within reason as to not upset the people you’re ordering around.
One bride has recently taken the (wedding) cake in the bridezilla department after asking so much from her bridesmaids that one of them actually considered bailing on both the wedding and the friendship.
The anonymous bridesmaid, who wrote about her experience on Mamamia.com, said that she was initially “overjoyed” when her friend Caroline asked her to be a bridesmaid.
But that sense of joy quickly faded and turned into “utter despair” as the bride’s demands became more unbearable as the big day neared.
The bridesmaid’s frustration started when Caroline began getting obsessive about every detail of her wedding, from the table decorations to the buttonholes for the groomsmen (whatever those are).
It’s fair, of course, for the bride to ask for input from her closest friends, but the bridesmaid began to have enough of it, especially after Caroline asked her to make an Excel document of cake-maker suggestions, including the pricing, contact info, flavours and “prestige” level — and needed it that day.
The bridesmaid cancelled her weekend plans to put together the document, but it still didn’t meet her friend’s needs.
“On Saturday morning I cancelled my breakfast plans, instead researching Tasmanian wedding cake-makers (she’d decided to have a picturesque destination wedding) that might be suitable. I sent it through to her and had a reply almost immediately,” wrote the bridesmaid, adding that Caroline responded in a less than impressed manner: “Thanks for this, would’ve been really helpful to have it yesterday when specified but I appreciate it.”
If that wasn’t enough, Caroline needed three weekends to look for her wedding and bridesmaid dresses, which ended up costing $550 a piece.
To really add fuel to the fire, Caroline found a stunning Marchesa wedding dress that was double the amount allotted in her budget for a gown at $10,500 — only to request that her bridesmaids “pitch in” for her dream dress.
No wonder the bridesmaid was upset. Caroline said that pitching in would “mean so very much to her and would mean that as she walked down the aisle, she’d be wearing something we’d all had a part in.”
The frustrated author was already required to pay for her own dress, accommodation, the hens’ party, bridal shower, the three spa days prior to the wedding – and now pitch in for the dress.
And we don’t blame her. Maybe she should bail on the wedding; her bank account would definitely appreciate it.