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Dealing with a Bridezilla

Written by Vacation Specialist on October 31st, 2013. Posted in Blog

bridezillaA couple of years back when my older sister was getting married, I got the chance to witness firsthand the infamous bridezilla. For me I thought it was a fictitious term made up by men who were having a hard time dealing with their significant other but I found out this isn’t the case. I’m sure most of you have heard what a bridezilla is and if you haven’t, it is basically a bride that goes a little crazy and is set on getting her way no matter who she runs over. I guess in a way I understand why some brides turn into bridezillas as they only get married once and want to make sure that everything is absolutely perfect as well as them being under a lot of stress planning everything so they can easily snap. If you are in the presence of a bridezilla and are looking for ways to avoid its wrath, you can consider doing these things.

One of my biggest recommendations when it comes to dealing with a bridezilla is snapping back. I know at times you really want to them that the way they are acting is uncalled for and want to get in it with them but you should try to avoid doing this. Again, this is your friends or family members special day so you don’t want to get into a shouting match with them because in the end you will most likely lose and it is not worth the trouble. When you are about to lose your cool with the bridezilla, just step away from the situation and don’t come back till you have calmed down.

Even though you really don’t want to do this as you feel at time what they are saying doesn’t make sense, but you should try to agree with what the bride is saying as much as possible. I noticed that when dealing with my sister when she turned into a bridezilla, whenever I would agree with whatever point she was trying to make even though it made no sense to me, she would calm down and slowly turn back into the person I remember before this wedding happened. To me it seems like sometimes bridezilla’s just want to vent so if you take the time and listen, it could make things better for everyone.

A third tip that can help you try and tame the bridezilla is to help them out wherever you can. Like I mentioned above, I think that sometimes they get this way due to all of the stress that comes with planning a wedding. If you have ever planned a wedding you know what I am talking about as there are so many different pieces to worry about that it can sometimes be overwhelming and not fun. By helping the bride out, you will be able to take away some of the stress they might have and allow them to possibly even enjoy the planning process.

It may not be easy to deal with a bridezilla but doing these things can help.

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