Mention the word wedding and just about anyone can give you a horrifying bridezilla story.
From viral bridezilla Susan who asked all her wedding guests to each donate $1500 to her, to the bride who went mental at her bridesmaid for wearing a watch in their wedding photos, the stories are endless.
But it’s not just brides causing havoc – there’s plenty of groomzillas out there too.
Wedding planners took to Reddit to vent about the absolute worst bride and groomzillas they’ve encountered.
We’ve rounded up some of the best stories they shared.
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“I’m a caterer. The mother of bride found a single spot on a knife on a single setting. Demanded that the entire reception ($60,000) be free. She was not writing the check so she was shot down pretty quickly. But there was much rage.”
I don’t care
“I was my sister’s maid of honour. During a peak planning time, our aunt – her godmother – passed away. I kept trying to get in touch with my sister all day that day. When I finally reached her, I explained I had been trying to speak with her all day to let her know our aunt had died. I got blasted about how busy she is, and then she ripped into me about where I stood with my tasks.
“She was pretty rotten the day of the wedding, too. The best was two years later I’m getting married and she’s screaming at me over the phone how I didn’t help her, forced her to buy a dress she didn’t want, and let her florist ruin her flowers. We’re not close.”
I need my shoes
“I sometimes work for a wedding planner at the event the day of. There was one wedding that I was working at that was humming along right on schedule. But about 45 minutes before the ceremony was supposed to begin, a bridesmaid grabbed me in a panic and told me the bride forgot her shoes. She told me that the bride absolutely needed her shoes. So I asked where they were, she told me they were about an hour away.
“The wedding planner talked to the bride and told her that no one would notice if she didn’t wear her shoes. The bride pitched a fit and made an uncle drive and get them. It took him about two and a half hours to get them.
“The whole time, we were trying to convince the bride to start the ceremony and she refused. The worst part was that her family came from another country and didn’t really speak English so they had no idea what was going on at first. They got super restless and some people even left.
“We told the bride that people were leaving and she didn’t care, she just wanted her shoes. Everything was delayed by about an hour and half. People were pissed. By the time the reception rolled around about 50 per cent of the people left the venue.”
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“I’m a wedding planner. We had an unexpected death in the family. Our six-month old-nephew had passed away in his sleep. I knew the funeral was going to be the day my clients upcoming wedding. I gave her a call to explain the situation. She’s clearly not paying attention to the call or the words I’m speaking because I hear her laughing with friends in the background. I get irritated and tell her I’ll call her later.