I’m sure everyone knows what a bridezilla is or perhaps you have even encountered one in real life. She’s the one who expects everyone to get the expensive dress and expects you to plan an extravagant Las Vegas bachelorette party along with attending every single pre-party she has. She’s the one who freaks out when the tiniest details go astray.
I’ve had a LOT of years thinking about my wedding so I thought I knew what I wanted when it came to our wedding so automatically I thought I’d be a bridezilla. But once I started ACTUALLY planning my wedding, I remembered my true self. I’m SO indecisive. Like, I can barely make a decision about what I want to eat for dinner most nights.
I was a bridechilla.
What is a bridechilla you ask? You don’t care about what your wedding party wears and you don’t make them help in the planning of your day. You want them to show up and smile(my famous line). Basically, I didn’t care what my bridesmaids did or didn’t do. To me, it was most important to keep my relationships with my bridesmaids.
Unfortunately, being a bridechilla isn’t all it’s cracked up to be either. Bridesmaids expect you to make a decision about what they are wearing the day of because these people are your friends and they know you want the “perfect day” and that includes making decisions. When you don’t make decisions, it puts the stress back on the bridesmaids.
I’ll admit I only made a decision about what my bridesmaids were going to wear the day we went to pick out their dresses. I knew I wanted mismatched style dresses because everyone had a different body type and I wanted everyone to look good and I didn’t want anyone to go broke buying a dress they couldn’t afford. Those were my two prerequisites. I FINALLY made a decision that day when I realized everyone looked good in a shade of pink.
If you’re planning a wedding don’t be afraid to speak up. Having an opinion won’t make you a monster. This is YOUR day.
So tell me, were you a bridechilla or bridezilla? Have you encountered a bridezilla or bridechilla?