Bridezillas: "This Should All be Free!"


Bridezilla 1From excellent_916, AskReddit

I used to work at a pub, and there encountered the cheapest couple I have ever met. The first clue was that they decided to have their wedding reception in the tiny bar of a pub. There were quite a few other hints that these people were just trying to get the most freebies out of their wedding as possible:

  • There was a strict rule that they must be out by 11pm, however they insisted on staying later and later until it was 12am and, since you can't say no to a bride on her wedding day, I was made to pack up the entire room and place the decorations in boxes for her to pick up in the morning. (I'm a waitress at a pub, this is not my job.)

  • There was a strict schedule that was emailed to us, on this schedule we were told the bride and groom would arrive at 6.15 and the entrees (2 plates of cheese and biscuits) were to come out at 6.30. Upon arriving at 6pm, the bride and groom both came to me at the bar and told me the entrees were late. When I said that the schedule said the kitchen was to prepare them at 6.30, the bride had a fit and started screaming at me that that's not what she said, though I had the email from her printed behind the bar with me.

  • The bride was told beforehand that if she wanted us to cut the cake and distribute it, it would be a $10 cakeage fee, as is standard with most establishments, however she said no, she could cut it all. After cutting a slice for herself, she said to me, "I shouldn't have to do this. you should do this," and tried to get me to cut it without paying the $10 fee.

  • The venue was free and the minimum spend was $1000, and the bride and groom still bought alcohol from home and drank that, and after one meal per person (there were only 15 people and the photographer was not allowed a meal), in a curt email after the reception, the bride told us she wanted a discount because the meals were too big.

These people definitely had money, but were just too cheap to spend it, the bride did her own makeup which was running by the start of the reception, and bought her dress at one of those cheap online sites.

The atmosphere was horrible too. I don't know if anything happened before the reception but it honestly felt like a funeral in there, no one was talking at all. I was the only one serving them and a couple of my coworkers came in and commented on how immensely awkward the whole place felt. It was the weirdest even I've ever attended.



Tale of the Ultimate Bridezilla



Phone Jockey again, here to regale you with the tale of the ultimate Bridezilla...

Many moons ago an old high school friend of Mr. Jockey's was getting married to a lovely young...thing.  This woman was nuts.  She refused to come to Mr. Jockey's and my wedding as it was going to be, "A redneck affair."  (It was, but that's not the point)

I am invited to not one, but FIVE bridal showers for this zilla and was expected to attend all of them with a gift.  Nope, not happening lady.  When I declined four of the five showers I was dis-invited from the one I was going to attend because I wasn't, "Being there for her."  Mind you I wasn't in the wedding party, I was just attending the wedding as a guest.

About 2 months before the wedding I gave birth to my first child.  The bride called me and indicated loudly that my offspring was not welcome at the wedding as it was HER day and she wanted nothing to compete for attention.  Strike two.

Then the wedding invitations arrive with this little gem enclosed, "The bride respectfully asks all guests to dress in either Midnight Blue or Black, so as not to clash with the tablescapes."  After I looked up the word tablescapes in the dictionary I lost it.  Strike three.

I did not attend their wedding.  Last I heard they divorced about 9 months later.

--Phone Jockey





Bridezillas: Ignore The Man Suffering From Heat Exhaustion


Bridezilla 3From Doobie-Keebler, AskReddit

I'm a wedding photographer. This one self absorbed bitch sat in her suite making her guests sit outside in the sun for a full hour while she fussed with her makeup and jewelry, which had already been done for some time. She wrote her vows during this time--an hour after the service was supposed to have started.

When her aunt came in and gently reminded her that she was holding everyone up, she threw a mini tantrum and complained, "It's my day and everyone's forgetting it's supposed to be about ME!"

When she finally deigned to appear, her brother (a groomsman) passed out from heat exhaustion.

The officiant leaned in asked if she wanted to take a break while he was tended to and she said, "Nah, just keep going, he's fine."

At the end, as she's recessing down the aisle, and you could see the ambulance arriving in the background of the video.

Her vows, by the way, were awful, and sounded like they'd been thrown together just minutes beforehand... because, of course, they had been.



Bridezillas: What Do You Mean I Have To Pay For The Decorations!? What Am I Paying You For?!


Bridezilla 2From Darklordofbunnies, AskReddit

Actually a (part-time) wedding planner: I haven't had much trouble with bridezillas... mostly due to the fact it's not my full time gig and I can turn people down. I have a standard contract that includes a variety of reasons I will terminate a contract with a partial refund (any time you don't use, you get back, but if I had to sit through your shit, I get paid). Still, I've had a couple of wanna-be clients who discovered that my ass is nuclear breath-proof the hard way.

There was one chick who was under the impression I would be paying for the decorations out of what she had been paying me.

I informed her that, while I could handle those directly if she wished, she would still have to cover the cost of anything I had to purchase.

She blew a very impressive gasket, demanded a full refund, and actually contacted her family lawyer. The lawyer arrived, complimented my contract and informed the bride-to-be to read this shit next time.


Carolanne facepalmOne poor girl thought I would actually perform the ceremony and got a bit confused when I informed her of how weddings are handled. She backed out of the entire thing once she realized that she was legally bound to her groom. (?!) She literally thought anyone could say the words, give them a license to bone, and she could keep living the same way she did before. (?!?!?!)



Not a bridezilla but just a cool little story: one girl saw my portfolio and really liked a certain dress and wanted to know where I found it. I told her I made it and she grabbed a pencil, sketched out her dream dress, and asked me if I could do it. It took an extra few months, but I cranked it out and she was really happy with the results.

She's the only girl I've planned and made the dress for, it's usually one or the other. I also ended up catering her wedding after she tried my Korean shortribs.



Bridezillas: Bride Wants A Massive Wedding Video Edited


Bridezilla 1


From _____FRESH_____, AskReddit

I used to shoot wedding videos. I worked for this place that sold everything and I only worked on videos. We'd shoot on the weekends and edit during the week. I was assigned this wedding and no one told me anything was special about it. I show up and it was an Indian wedding.

In a typical wedding we would mic up the groom and the bride and groom would stand in front of the preacher and the one mic would get everyone's audio.

...except in this wedding the bride and groom sat on a swing and the person officiating the wedding was pacing back and forth. So my audio was like this, "today we are here to celebrate the LIVES OF THIS young couple who have agreed to spend..."

On top of that the bride and groom had eloped months earlier and this was all for show. So what did the bride and groom do? Sat there and talked shit about all their guests.

So not only could I barely hear the guy talking, I had way to much audio about how the brides mother's cousin was a drunk and a slut.

Then we go to the reception. The reception lasted 8 hours. 8 fucking hours. I brought enough batteries and tapes but jesus that was a long time. I sat a camera up at one end of the hall for a long shot, then a slightly closer shot from over the DJ booth, and I was doing handheld camera work. Every few songs I'd move my long shot cam to get a different angle.

Now we go into the edit phase. This is really the first time I ever interact with the couple where we spend any amount of time together. I get shots while they are getting ready, but we didn't really talk that much.

So I'm editing and we have a standard format we follow. A montague in the beginning, ceremony footage, first dance, father/daughter dance, mom/son dance, cake cutting, random footage of people dancing, testimonials and well wishes, etc. Basic shit. It ends up being about 2-4 hours once everything is done.

Entitled custiesTheirs was 5 hours long. We gave them a copy and the next day the bride stormed in the store demanding the rest of her wedding. I have no idea what's she's talking about and I don't get paid for any re-editing work. We gave her an hour longer than any video I'd ever done, but that wasn't enough. She wanted all 8 hours of the reception. Edited together.

I loaded all my shots up, and did huge cuts where I'd stay on a shot until it sucked, then I'd change it. Some shots wouldn't move for 3 songs. There was no way I was spending a lot of time on this.

We finally finished and exported the video to DVD. We called her in and she wanted to watch it in the store... and she brought a note pad. As she's watching she's making and "edit list" of things she wants me to change. That list ended up being 3 pages of shit.

I stood up, looked her in the face and said, "This job isn't worth it. I quit."

That was the last wedding video I ever edited.



Wedding Hell: Screaming Fights And Blasting Music


Bridezilla 3From fishielicious, AskReddit

I worked at this country dancehall that was connected to a restaurant and bed and breakfast, and we once had a reception that was being held in the restaurant and the dancehall since their original reception had been rained out a bit before. We were a pretty chill place and used to drunks, but halfway through this reception, the groom got so drunk other members of the wedding party had to carry him out and put him to bed.

This was at around 10:00 pm and the dancehall was very busy and open until 1:00am. It was loud enough we didn't really hear anything else or notice where the bride went until we closed, but they were all staying in the B&B and after we closed and were all sitting around counting money and finishing up clean-up, we could hear the bride storming around upstairs in the B&B screaming about the groom (loud enough we could hear that's what she was screaming about) and blasting the radio super loud.

Also, much of the wedding party seemed to have gotten so drunk they couldn't figure out how to open the separate door that led upstairs to the B&B, despite having been given keys. They kept banging on the restaurant door and generally making a huge ruckus outside while we were trying to close up and had tons of money out on the table.

The owner was this awesome, tough old lady who was a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, and she went out cursed them out. She told them that they better shut the hell up, get the bride to shut up and not disturb the other guests any longer or she was going to go beat them to shit herself. She loudly informed them that she would then kick them out and let them find other accommodations for the night-- in a tiny town of about 100 people when they had come from far out of town for the event.

It was a very entertaining evening, and we didn't hear much noise after that. My boss was a pretty intimidating lady.

But I can't imagine that marriage lasted for long.