Bridesmaids Share Their Most Cringey Bridezilla Wedding Stories

A bridal party’s goal is to have your closest friends hyping you up and sharing your most intimate moments during the special day. For these brides however, bridesmaids were there to cater to their every need.

These bridezillas live in their own world and expect everyone else to treat them like royalty. From expecting a ridiculous amount of money spent on them to uninviting bridesmaids for losing weight, these bridezillas know no boundaries.

How Dare He?

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Photo Credit: Camilo Jimenez / Unsplash

“The father of the bride had a heart attack and as he was being carried out on the stretcher the sobbing bride yells, “How could you ruin my wedding like this?” – remberzz

Next time he should remember to schedule his heart attacks at more convenient times.

16 Shades Of Blue

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Photo Credit: Christiana Rivers / Unsplash

“She asked 16 girls to be bridesmaids. All but 6 dropped out. She wanted 16 separate shades of blue and styles of dresses for each bridesmaid then threw a fit when the store didn’t have that many options.

She demanded everyone pay for a week-long bachelorette party in Vegas (including her share). Her parents gave her a $20,000 budget and she ended up spending $100k and demanding they pay for it. She wanted everyone to have the same shade of hair so she asked the two blonde bridesmaids to dye their hair (they declined). ” – hotel_girl985

One Gift Is Not Enough

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Photo Credit: Nine Koepfer / Unsplash

“My wife’s best friend is a florist by trade, gifted her services to decorate her friend’s wedding. The bride and bride’s mom get pissy that she didn’t give an additional gift. Let’s conveniently forget the $1000 in floral products gifted to the wedding.” – Hard_at_it

It’s understandable to hope for a gift to help cover costs, but she already did her part.

Worthy Of Debt

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Photo Credit: Andrea Piacquadio / Pexels

“My best friend just got kicked out of being a bridesmaid because she couldn’t spend the $1500 to go to the bachelorette’s party. The bride told her to take out a credit card to pay for it.” – awayfrommymind

Weddings shouldn’t require their guests to take out a second mortgage.

Aesthetics Over Eyesight

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Photo Credit: Flemming Fuchs / Unsplash

“She tried to make me and another bridesmaid walk down her outdoor, uneven, aisle WITHOUT GLASSES so we wouldn’t ruin the aesthetic of her wedding. She told us the morning of the event, so we didn’t have any time to get contacts.”

“Her mom was able to get her calm by saying that she’s more skinny and beautiful than either of us and no one would be glancing at her bridesmaids anyway.” – SuitcaseOfSparks

Only One Blonde Allowed

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Photo Credit: Zoriana Stakhniv / Unsplash

“The bride was blonde. All the bridesmaids except for me were brunette. She asked me to dye my hair brown for the wedding because she, ‘wanted to be the only blonde.'” – deleted

If hair color mattered so much, she should’ve been the one to dye it pink or something.

Skinny Isn’t For Everyone

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Photo Credit: Eric Ward / Unsplash

“Between the time I agreed to be a bridesmaid and a couple of months before the wedding I lost some weight. She got super pissed at me because she wanted to be the skinny one on the stage and threw me out of the wedding party.” – deleted

Clearly, that woman needed to sort out her priorities before getting into a marriage but it’s too late now.

What More Could They Want?

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Photo Credit: Dave Lastovskiy / Unsplash

“She delayed the destination wedding, which every one of her 400 guests had already made travel accommodations for, so that she can have her $25,000 dream bridal shower in Vegas.”

“She wanted us to pay for the trip. To top it all off, she informed us after the ceremony that to save money, we wouldn’t be served a meal. ‘You already had the privilege of being in my wedding, so, what more can you ask for?'” – ligamentary

Didn’t Make The Cut

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Photo Credit: Yunmai / Unsplash

“I was best friends with the woman, literally we did everything together. She assembled her wedding party and didn’t invite me.”

“I found out later I wasn’t invited because I was overweight and her mother thought that would limit bridesmaid dress choices and throw the wedding photos ‘off’.” – volcanicpale

Nothing More Than Friends

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Photo Credit: Callie Morgan / Unsplash

“The bride invited her ex-boyfriend to the wedding because “he’s just a really good friend”. During the reception, she plants a kiss on him.” Imabigdiva

This story was told by the wedding planner. She tried to get a refund from him, so instead, he told her husband about what he saw. Their current relationship status is unknown.

Read Instructions First

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Photo Credit: Dollar Gill / Unsplash

“When my friend was a bridesmaid, she received an astonishingly detailed itinerary of how to behave on the wedding day, with notes like ‘9:52 am: Compliment the bride on how she looks on this, the most important day of her life’.

On the actual wedding day, the bride repeatedly got angry with my friend for not adhering to the itinerary.” – ChestnutMoss

Hogging All The Attention

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Photo Credit: fernanda Nuso / Unsplash

“The bachelorette party was the same weekend as my birthday. We weren’t allowed to do anything for my birthday at all on the trip. Not even mention it.”

“On my actual birthday, some of my friends got some balloons and a little cake from the hotel. They tried to keep it a secret but Bridezilla came in the room, saw everything, didn’t say a word and walked out.” – rational_adult

The Bride Against The World

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Photo Credit: Nick Karvounis / Unsplash

“The bride got walked out on by her entire bridal party. Of course, it was because no one loved her, and everyone wanted to ruin her day, not because she ripped a bridemaid’s dress from the neck down, in an open area, because it was too white … ” – BARDLover

We understand the universal rule that no one wears white except the bride, but she could’ve just used her words.

Not Up To Standard

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Photo Credit: Annie Spratt / Unsplash

“The bride insisted we (bridesmaids) make all the decorations but got pissed because they weren’t up to her high standard.”

If you want something done well as the bride, you might as well do it yourself. It’s not like their lives get put on hold to prepare for the bride’s wedding.

Money Grows On Trees

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Photo Credit: Micheile Henderson / Unsplash

“She picked $400 bridesmaid dresses. The destination bachelorette cost over $1200. She insisted on a super expensive spot for the bridal shower. I was a broke college student.”

It’s an unfair expectation to ask the bridal party to spend their every dollar on one person’s wedding. If the bride can’t afford it on their behalf then she needs to take their budget into account when planning.

The Short Story Is That She Lied

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Photo Credit: Orlova Maria / Unsplash

“She lied to the venue about the number of guests that were attending. Effectively packing us like sardines.”

“She lied about having a “day of” staff. That meant that all the dates of the bridesmaids spent the day setting up the entire venue the day. She lied to the catering about the number of guests, this caused them to run out of food and alcohol…” – yelloworchid