We were appalled when we heard about the bride who sent an “adjustment” request to one of her wedding guests. The guest gave the newlyweds a check, the amount for which the bride felt “didn’t seem to match the warmth of your good wishes on our big day.”
But now we’ve found a Bridezilla who surpasses her in terms of unrealistic expectations.
In a letter posted to website Mamamia, an Australian woman writes that she is one of seven bridesmaids in a friend’s upcoming wedding. The bride-to-be’s demands are outrageous, from asking the letter writer to make a spreadsheet of possible cake vendors, to sending endless emails about details as trivial as “buttonholes for the groomsmen.”
Then, after deciding on a $10,500 dress — twice her budget — the bride asks for something completely unreasonable:
The latest bridal update was a long email outlining how she and Jase were hugely over their bridal budget now that she’d splurged on the dress. That it was “totally fine if you can’t” but she would really love if we could “pitch in” around $150 each towards her “dream dress”. That it’d mean so very much to her and would mean that as she walked down the aisle, she’d be wearing something we’d all had a part in.
The letter writer claims she already paid $550 for her bridesmaid dress, in addition to all the money she sank into the bachelorette party, bridal shower “and the three spa days she wanted us to plan prior to the wedding.”
“It’s been three days since she sent the email and three of the seven bridesmaids have replied saying they’d love to pitch in for her dress,” the writer concludes. “Whether they genuinely wanted to or not, I just don’t know. But I’m starting to think I might have to bail on this wedding, and friendship.”