Nine wedding planners share their absolutely insane bride and groomzilla horror stories.

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.

We’ll give you a minute to grab a bowl of popcorn and a glass of wine.

Trust us, you’re going to need it.


Refund, please

“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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Unexpected funeral

“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.


“I call back that night and again tell her what has happened and that I’d be sending an assistant to cover for me so I can attend the funeral. She tells me that I need to send my assistant to the funeral and that I better be at her wedding. It took me a few seconds, but I calmly stated that I’d be sending her money back and that no one would be covering for me. Nicest way I’ve ever said f*ck off. I really wanted to b*tch slap her.”

The cheating bride

“I’ve been doing this for a while. I’ve seen some sh*t. I’ve seen a bride kiss an ex boyfriend while the groom was in the bathroom.”

Money, please

“My step brother’s wife waited until my dad and his wife (her new MIL) flew in for their destination wedding and greeted them at the airport with ‘we need $12,000 for the location or there’s no wedding tomorrow’. Over 150 people had flown in for this wedding, many of whom couldn’t actually afford to go but she bullied and degraded them into going in to debt to attend.


“I was my sister’s maid of honour and unpaid wedding planner. She was a bridezilla. Not only did I plan her wedding shower (and had to put in for a super expensive gift, and an all expenses weekend in NYC), she also wanted a private gift from me, from her super expensive registry where I couldn’t afford a damn spoon. Everything had to be perfect and meticulously planned, right down to our toes, weight, how much we ate and drank. She’s a micromanager by personality as it was.”

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The drunk groomzilla

“A drunk, screaming groomzilla screamed and pointed in my face (while his poor bride cowered behind him) because the venue ran out of Grey Goose at 11:45pm. The wedding ended at midnight. I filled up an empty bottle with water are served it to him and his douchey friends.”

The useless groom

“There was a bride who was the nicest person imaginable, but everyone else was sh*t. Bridesmaids and groomsmen never showed up for the photo shoot. Reason? How were they supposed to show up if the planners didn’t personally knock on their hotel room doors to remind them to get ready?

“The bride would set the groom a list of tasks. The second she was out of earshot, he’d turn to one of the planners and say, ‘You heard her. Get it done.’ He was also generally useless, coming to meetings late, always drunk with his groomsmen and letting his bride handle everything.

“The church ceremony was also delayed an hour because the groom’s mother only started getting dressed when the ceremony was supposed to start.”

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