11 Wedding Planners Share Stories About Their Worst Bridezilla Clients

From sons punching their mothers to brides on ketamine, weddings bring out the worst in everyone. Here's some truly terrible examples of bride, groom and mum-of-the-bridezilla-ing

11 Wedding Planners Share Stories About Their Worst Bridezilla Clients

by Jess Commons |
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Weddings are fun. Until people get drunk and do bad things. Or until people go power mad. Or until people forget that it's not *their *special day.

No-one knows this better than wedding planners. Over on Reddit today, wedding planners (and friends of wedding planners) are sharing their stories about the worst of humanity.

1. This bride who didn't understand the concept of a special day

'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... 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 friends date wasn't even in the same month or season. Hers was in October and her friends was in June.... Brides sometimes don't think rationally.'

2. This bride who struggled to comprehend the difference between 'true love' and 'paying for someone's services'

'I'm not a wedding planner, but I do work in the industry and my friend is the wedding planner I'm telling this story about. He is a good looking, straight male that has 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. 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.'

3. This 'Mom-zilla' who couldn't handle not being the centre of attention

'My MIL and my mother tried this shit. My wife and I shut them both down and took over. Planned and executed the whole thing ourselves. Printing, decorations, the works.

So my mother, upset that the whole day wasn't about her, outed my deeply in the closet gay brother at the wedding. Suddenly everyone was talking to her and about how she had this terrible burden to carry. So my wife and I encouraged them to leave the reception and help her and kept our friends there to carry on the party. And my brother. Great party.'

4. This Mom-zilla who should have steered clear of the booze

'My friend's wedding was fucked up like this. His mother was a raging alcoholic but seemed to be keeping it in order on the day and all was going well.

Half way through the reception we hear a ruckus and notice the bride (a lovely Japanese girl he'd met through work) was nowhere to be seen. We find out that she's locked herself in the toilet in tears. Turns out the mother of the groom had launched into a verbal racist tirade at her accusing her of 'stealing her son', 'doing it to get a passport' despite the fact she is already a British citizen and all sorts of other horrible things.

I've never seen a grown man punch out his own mother in public, and never before have a seen a person so deserve it. She was immediately ejected from the wedding, and as far as I know now (its a topic we know to avoid) she no longer has any contact with them. It's sad really: she was afraid of losing her son, yet she was the cause of it.'

5. This Mom-zilla who tried to sabotage the whole thing

'How about momzilla? I was the planner for a wedding and had been working with the bride and groom. A few months in to planning the groom's mom calls me to change the date of the wedding. 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 grooms mom and call them if she tried to get in contact.'

6. This Dad-zilla (is that a thing?)

'I had a really high strung groom who yelled at a one of his young guests (the kid was 12) for sitting out of his assigned seat, and told the kid and his parents to leave. Later at night, the bride's father (who was single) made out with one of the bridesmaids, and the groom punched him. We had to call an ambulance, and the groom was arrested.'

7. This bride who is as stingy as they come

'I had one horrible bride who I planned an amazing wedding for. She raved about how much she loved the food all evening, but the day after the wedding, she wrote a bad review about the caterer on yelp, and told me she wouldn't remove it unless they gave her a discount. She's a horrible person.'

8. This groom who misunderstood that getting married doesn't give you diplomatic immunity

'The groom got mega plastered and smashed a bottle of cognac on the dance floor and literally tried to set in on fire. The function supervisor tried to tell him very politely that he couldn't and he got a it upset about that and started screaming "this is my wedding and if I want to burn this place down I will" cops were called.'

9. This ladywho wasn't even invited to the wedding

'The worst I've personally witnessed had a grooms baby mama (and ex fiancé) come to the reception uninvited. She grabbed the wedding cake, chucked it at the newlyweds, and began screaming how he was a deadbeat dad while she grabbed table wine bottles that she smashed on the ground. Everyone was stunned in shock at first, but the ex fiancé was ultimately restrained by the groomsmen. We called the police, and she was charged with assault, assault with a weapon (from waving around a wine bottle and clocking a groomsman,) and destruction of private property (both from the couple and the venue.) What a charmer. In the end, the parents of the groom asked me to arrange a lovely (and secret) private dinner for the newlyweds and their bridal party to make up for the fiasco.'

10. This bridewho needs to chill out a little (a lot)

'The worst was when a bride was so upset that she couldn't fit all of her bridesmaids on one shuttle back from the reception (they took two vans on a 10 minute trip back to the hotel and it only seats 12) that she tried to physically assault the driver. He left her on the side of the road when she tried to bite him. The kicker? When the groom found out and came to get her- she was acting so crazy he went to pick her up with her parents and when they found her trudging back down the highway and heard her sh-tty attitude they left her there too.'

11. And this guy. Who should have read the job decriptions of the hired help first.

'Friend is a photographer. Does weddings. Got punched in the face by the groom because the groom decided that the photographer was "taking too many photos of the bride."

Weddings seem to bring out the worst in humanity.'

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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