Ok – I’ve been a bum with wedding planning (until I go see my florist, get color samples for invitations, go shopping for bridesmaid dresses, etc., etc., etc.). So last night, I decided to record some Bridezillas on WE – just to see what all the fuss was about. My main intention, however, was to show Mr. Butterfly – who probably thinks I’m crazy, hormonal, bitchy, stressed – that I, in fact, am not crazy, hormonal, bitchy nor stressed. I am a normal bride compared to these girls.

Well, that was my point anyway. Until I started watching this show.

Granted, I didn’t throw fits like some of the girls on the show, but then again my wedding is 5 months away (), and these girls had their weddings in a month or so.

I found myself feeling strangely sympathetic for many of these girls, while my fiance sat on the couch next to me going, “What are they crying for?”

Take Korliss, for example.

Her wedding planner had been MIA for weeks. Dude, if I hired someone to coordinate my wedding and she was MIA for weeks right before the wedding? I would be incredibly pissed off.


Ok – so she’s a bit more hot-blooded than I am. But if I picked up my wedding dress the week of the wedding, had it in the bag for safe-keeping, then wore it on my wedding day only to find that there was a rip in the dress and that it was dirty??? Holy crap man – I would be screaming bloody murder.

So I ask you readers – does sympathizing with these women make me reasonable? Or am I a bridezilla?


Mrs. Butterfly

New York
Wedding Date:
November 2006
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    J, Guest @ 1:57 pm

    I didn’t see the show. But based on the examples you gave that these girls had to go through, I’d be totally blowing up too! Geez, it doesn’t matter if these things happened to a bride, or to a non-bride, or even to a guy, the person has every right to be pissed and panick-y!

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    Twistie, Guest @ 2:14 pm

    So with J, here. I didn’t see the show, either, but both the examples you gave are the sort of problems that demand a strong reaction.

    I don’t care if it’s your wedding, a corporate party, or your nephew’s Bar Mitzvah; if the person responsible for organizing it disappears or your new outfit for the event arrives torn and soiled, you have a serious legal complaint against the vendor.

    In my book, Bridezilla is the woman who deliberately picks unflattering, outrageously expensive bridesmaid’s dresses, throws tantrums if she’s told she can’t afford the ice sculpture on her budget, or makes insane demands of her family, fiance, and friends. Expecting professionals to deliver what they promised – and what was paid for – in a professional manner is not Bridezilla.

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    Mrs. Ladybug, Guest @ 3:24 pm

    TOTALLY reasonable!

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    Ashley, Guest @ 4:32 pm

    Completely reasonable…I would absolutely flip out if I found my wedding dress was torn, or dirty, or just…not…GOOD.

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