A wedding should be the happiest day in any couple’s life, but the pressure to throw an amazing party can lead some brides to make ridiculous and shocking demands on their wedding day. Check out the following outrageous bridezilla-esque moments from real weddings that show just how far some brides will go to have their perfect wedding day.
1) Bridezilla requests
Not all brides are as lucky as the man with the patience of a saint who wrote this list. He has compiled a list of ridiculous demands that brides have made to their grooms in the past.
A bride demanded her groom’s parents pay for the honeymoon, because she didn’t want to burden her own parents. When they refused, she decided to cancel their wedding. One woman demanded that her groom stop seeing his friends, especially those who were female. She wanted him to only be able to see her friends instead. Another woman demanded that her husband not work outside of their home without consulting with his wife first, since he was unable to make decisions without consulting with his boss.
2) Outrageous pre-wedding diets
This might be the most shocking demand of all: one bride demanded that her groom not eat anything red for three months before the wedding. The groom was advised to avoid anything that is high in iron, because it could increase his blood’s ability to make him bleed. It’s worth noting that this demand is just as likely to make him weak as strong, but who knows what she was thinking. Other demands include banning their fiancé from eating garlic or spicy foods or from drinking alcohol for a period of time prior to the big day. As you can see, there are a lot of ridiculous requests brides make before their wedding day.
3) Strict rules for guests
Thou shalt not drink alcohol at the reception. Thou shalt not refuse to take pictures with the bride or groom, even if you have already taken ten million of them. Thou shalt not get too drunk because the bride wants to dance with you, but she may change her mind later. Thou shalt not wear brown shoes with a black suit; or any color shoes for that matter. Thou shalt not forget to bring your purse when attending the rehearsal dinner, because no one will be able to pay for anything there. Thou shalt bring a gift for each of your children’s teachers at school who helped out during their time in class as well as for their teacher’s assistant.
4) Unreasonable expectations for the wedding party
The bride is demanding that the wedding party wear a certain designer dress. The bride is demanding that the bridal party attend pre-wedding workouts 3 times a week. The bride is demanding that all guests order from her personal vendor list for their wedding gifts. The bride is demanding that the catering for the reception only use organic ingredients in their dishes. The bride is demanding that her guests stay at a specific hotel for all three nights of their stay in town.
5) Financial demands
A $5,000 cash gift from the groom: In a recent episode of Bridezillas, one bride-to-be demanded that her groom give her $5,000 in cash as a wedding gift. That’s enough to buy an engagement ring! And while we’re at it, let’s talk about rings…
A custom designed ring can cost up to $1 million. Some brides will want a brand new Mercedes Benz just for the day. Some want their own private jet for family members or even personal appearances. One bride wanted two months paid vacation for her dog after the wedding is over!
Financial demands are not just limited to gifts from guests; some couples may ask for large monetary gifts from their families or friends before getting married so they can afford their dream wedding or honeymoon.
6) Over-the-top gowns
The gown is the focal point of the entire wedding, so it’s not surprising that many brides want a dress with an incredibly detailed design. However, some ladies have taken things a bit too far by demanding gowns that cost upwards of $30,000. We found one bride who wanted a custom-made 30-foot veil with pearl encrusted lace and trim at her back. She also asked for seven layers of silk tulle in her skirt to give it more volume.
7) Controlling the guest list
I don’t want to see anyone I haven’t seen in awhile – This one is a doozy. Sure, you may have grown apart from some of your old friends but this doesn’t mean they’re not important people in your life. Plus, the last time you saw them could have been when they got married or gave birth to a child. You owe it to them to give their life updates and hear about their new lives as well. If you’re really going for the guest list that doesn’t include anyone who’s not current, then it’s best to only invite family members.
8) Making decisions based on superstition
There are many superstitions that occur before, during, and after the wedding ceremony. Some of these superstitions are based in religion, others are based in tradition. One example is that a bride should not wear her engagement ring before the wedding as to not entice any evil spirits to follow her home. Others include not letting anyone see you walk down the aisle until your groom has seen you first. The final superstition we have is that it is bad luck for a groom to see his bride wearing her dress before the wedding day.