When I was married in 2005, I did everything I could not to become a Bridezilla. My wedding and the events leading up to it culminated in the first real season of ‘Bridezillas’ on the WE Network and seeing these brides made me realize that I was turning myself into a monster, which was not good. Now that wedding season (and a new season of ‘Bridezillas’) is here, how can one avoid becoming an angry demon during their wedding?
The series ‘Bridezillas’ began in 2001 and 2002 in New York City. It began as a program which showcased real brides in the Big City planning elaborate weddings complete with over the top budgets and over the top attitudes. I was engaged when I saw the first season of ‘Bridezillas’ and vowed that I wouldn’t dare become like the ladies I saw on television.
It seemed as though in 2005, the original producers changed the program from being a venue to showcase fabulous wedding fetes to showing brides of all types of socio-economic backgrounds becoming crazy monsters during their wedding preparations. What ‘Bridezillas’ became was a plethora of brides, some classy, most not, at their worst— evil and cruel. I got hooked instantly on the dramatics and tantrums I saw on the television, but I watched mostly because I was planning a wedding and I felt that I identified with the brides.
It seems as if every season, ‘Bridezillas’ attempts to outdo themselves by finding outrageous brides who are certifiable nutcases. I had to stop watching for awhile because it was getting to the point that the program appeared staged and fake. Now that the new season has begun, I am curious as to what this latest installment has in store. I plan on watching a few episodes to see if it catches my interest.
Wedding season is upon us and there is sure to be plenty of ‘Bridezillas’ across the world, screaming over their nuptials. One thing I can say is if you do not want to become a Bridezilla during your wedding, simply have someone in place to check you. If you have a person whom you respect check you when you get out of hand, there are sure to be less meltdowns. Also, if you find yourself getting ready to explode, relax, count to ten, and focus on a solution without lashing out at others. ‘Bridezillas’ may be an entertaining television show, but it is not a good thing to be in real life with your friends and loved ones. Don’t ruin your wedding by being a bitch.
Were you a Bridezilla when you got married? And if you aren’t married or have never been, how do you think you will behave during your wedding preparations? What do you think of the first season of ‘Bridezillas’ so far?
‘Bridezillas’ airs on WE on Sundays. Check your local listing for times.