We’ve all heard wedding horror stories about tantrum-chucking Bridezillas or Groomzillas with too much ‘tude, but we often forget about the poor souls suffering in silence in these scenarios.
Forget the bridesmaids, we’re talking about the wedding planners. And the wedding photographers. And wedding DJs… Look, basically anyone who’s stuck working for a pair of psychopaths preparing to walk down the isle.
Won't somebody please think of the wedding planners?!!
Recently, a group of disenchanted marriage-merchants took to Reddit to share their stories. It wasn't pretty.
"Weddings seem to bring out the worst in humanity," writes one user, whose friend was punched in the face by angry groom after he took too many photos of the bride.
The friend was the photographer.
People share their worst and best wedding disasters (post continues after video):
Another friend of a planner shared a story about his handsome, straight male friend with an "an amazing eye for design and detail."
"He can do everything from wedding dress design and execution, flowers, you name it. And his services are not cheap," the user explains (sounds like a dream, to be honest).
"He had a bride who called him up a few days before her wedding and told him she couldn't go through with the wedding because she was in love with someone else. The conversation went something like this:
Bride: I can't marry him, I just don't love him anymore, I think I'm in love with someone else!
Him: What do you mean you're in love with someone else!? Your wedding is in 5 days!
Bride: Well... I'm in love with you. You just GET me! I've never met anyone else like you!
Him: ... Do you know how much your parents are paying me to get you?!
"She ended up getting married 5 days later and it was never mentioned again."
There's also a whole lot of 'Mumzillas' out there, apparently.
"My mother-in-law is how our wedding went from simple pig roast by the lake to an $8000 party. At one point we wound up buying antique parachutes for decorations. I'm not even sure how that idea came about," one man writes.
Another wedding planner received a call a few months into the planning process from a mum informing him the date had been changed.
"I thought it was kind of weird and called the couple to confirm the change. NOPE! Couple did not know anything about the date change and said to completely ignore the groom's mum and call them if she tried to get in contact."
Okay, most people know a wedding day is a pretty big deal and steal someone's carefully chosen date is a big faux-pas, BUT, have you ever heard of a wedding 'year'?
"A bride once called having a melt down because her friend got engaged as well and was planning to get married in the same year as she was," one planner shares.
"Apparently it was her special year and not just a day. She threw a huge fit that this girl was only getting married to "steal her thunder". Yes, because no one else can have a life at the same time as you. Her friend's date wasn't even in the same month or season... Brides sometimes don't think rationally."
A wedding DJ shared another Groomzilla story. Apparently someone thought it was a good idea to invite the bride's son's father (spoiler alert: not the groom):
"The dance floor cleared early and everyone was in the photo booth or outside smoking and drinking. Except the baby daddy and the groom. They're sitting at a table alone and appear to be having a raucous, laughing conversation. Only, oh shit no, their faces are getting angry looking. Groom now has his finger in the daddy's chest, "HE CALLS ME DAD NOW! I'M HIS FATHER!". Groomsmen come running in to hold them both back. Groom flips the fucking table over. Bride is now in tears. Magical."
Are you a wedding planner? Go on, SPILL.