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19th Jun '16 2:29:29 PM RainbowPhoenix
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** ''Phoebe'''s wedding, on the other hand, causes Monica to become Maid-of-Honor-Zilla. She wants everything to be perfect--even toilet pauses must be scheduled.

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** ''Phoebe'''s wedding, on the other hand, causes Monica to become Maid-of-Honor-Zilla. She wants everything to be perfect--even toilet pauses must be scheduled. Rachel [[GenreSavvy saw this coming a mile away]] when she and Phoebe agreed to let Rachel be Monica's Maid of Honor.
--->'''Rachel:''' (''after Phoebe laughs from seeing Monica in full Bridezilla mode'') You laugh now. She's going to be yours.
18th May '16 2:03:59 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''NightCourt''. Public defender Christine Sullivan becomes this for her wedding preparations. In the end, they all say stuff it and have a simple ceremony on the courthouse roof.

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* ''NightCourt''.''Series/NightCourt''. Public defender Christine Sullivan becomes this for her wedding preparations. In the end, they all say stuff it and have a simple ceremony on the courthouse roof.
6th Apr '16 11:37:47 PM lalaTKG
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* There have been a few news stories reporting the phenomenon of [[http://abcnews.go.com/US/single-bridezillas-wedding-planning-groom/story?id=15405082#.T9rq3VJKWSo "Single Bridezillas,]] which involve women who have done a lot of their wedding arrangements, such as buying the dress and selecting the flowers, invitations, and caterers, before their boyfriend even proposes, and in some cases, ''without an actual boyfriend to speak of''. While it's not unusual for a woman to fantasize about her dream wedding, these ladies take it to extremes. If you're a groom, you should take this as a huge red flag that your future wife doesn't value your opinion or possibly cares more about the wedding than the marriage.

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* There have been a few news stories reporting the phenomenon of [[http://abcnews.go.com/US/single-bridezillas-wedding-planning-groom/story?id=15405082#.T9rq3VJKWSo "Single Bridezillas,]] Bridezillas",]] which involve women who have done a lot of their wedding arrangements, such as buying the dress and selecting the flowers, invitations, and caterers, before their boyfriend even proposes, and in some cases, ''without an actual boyfriend to speak of''. While it's not unusual for a woman to fantasize about her dream wedding, these ladies take it to extremes. If you're a groom, you should take this as a huge red flag that your future wife doesn't value your opinion or possibly cares more about the wedding than the marriage.
25th Mar '16 8:23:35 PM LadyNorbert
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* When there's a wedding being planned in ''[[Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}} The Bug Princess]]'', it's the mother of the bride who takes on the 'zilla duties. The bride herself is frankly more concerned with finishing her final year of college.



* ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'' plays this trope almost [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever literally straight]] and subverts it in the same scene with the same character. Susan Murphy, despite having an extraordinarily stressful wedding day, doesn't panic, keeps her head at all times, does her level best to make sure that nobody gets hurt, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and destroys the chapel]]. All while the guests are running around in a blind panic.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'' plays this trope almost [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever literally straight]] and subverts it in the same scene with the same character. Susan Murphy, despite having an extraordinarily stressful wedding day, doesn't panic, keeps her head at all times, does her level best to make sure that nobody gets hurt, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and destroys the chapel]]. All while the while, the guests are running around in a blind panic.



* In ''[[Film/TwentySevenDresses 27 Dresses]]'' the main character's younger sister exhibits some Bridezilla tendencies, but switches to full on Bridezilla mode when an article published in the Post describes her as a Bridezilla who is taking advantage of her sweet-natured, pushover older sister. The end result is the older sister snapping into a Bridemaidzilla, complete with the destroying the dress rehearsal like it was 1950s Tokyo.

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* In ''[[Film/TwentySevenDresses 27 Dresses]]'' ''Film/TwentySevenDresses,'' the main character's younger sister exhibits some Bridezilla tendencies, but switches to full on Bridezilla mode when an article published in the Post ''Post'' describes her as a Bridezilla who is taking advantage of her sweet-natured, pushover older sister. The end result is the older sister snapping into a Bridemaidzilla, Bridesmaidzilla, complete with the destroying the dress rehearsal like it was 1950s Tokyo.



** Carla in the same series had it to a lesser degree, especially when the ceremony didn't go quite as planned. The Groom didn't even make it to the ceremony.

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** Carla in the same series had it to a lesser degree, especially when the ceremony didn't go quite as planned. The Groom groom didn't even make it to the ceremony.



** Monica had a few freak outs about her wedding ceremony. It started when she wanted to celebrate her engagement with her friends, but felt that Rachel was stealing her thunder (which, truthfully, with her characteristic [[{{ItsAllAboutMe}} I'm-not-getting-married-and-Monica-is whining]], Rachel was). Monica also wanted to spend enormous amount of money, and, though Chandler would be okay with it for her sake, she decided to keep it low-key. Considering how much of a perfectionist and obsessed with getting married Monica is, she actually held herself together quite well. Chandler, however, laughs at her when she points it out to him. Numerous episodes also make it clear that, despite her craziness, she values her future with Chandler more than the wedding. She gives up her perfect wedding dress so he can have his dream band, changes times around so Joey's parents can come, and is remarkably calm about the hijinks on the day.

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** Monica had a few freak outs about her wedding ceremony.ceremony, but actually mostly averted the trope. It started when she wanted to celebrate her engagement with her friends, but felt that Rachel was stealing her thunder (which, truthfully, with her characteristic [[{{ItsAllAboutMe}} I'm-not-getting-married-and-Monica-is whining]], Rachel was). Monica also wanted to spend enormous amount of money, and, though Chandler would be okay with it for her sake, she decided to keep it low-key. Considering how much of a perfectionist and obsessed with getting married Monica is, she actually held herself together quite well. Chandler, however, laughs at her when she points it out to him. Numerous episodes also make it clear that, despite her craziness, she values her future with Chandler more than the wedding. She gives up her perfect wedding dress so he can have his dream band, changes times around so Joey's parents can come, and is remarkably calm about the hijinks on the day.



** ''Phoebe'''s wedding causes Monica to become Maid-of-Honor-Zilla. She wants everything to be perfect--even toilet pauses must be scheduled.
* Donna Noble in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' Christmas Special "The Runaway Bride", although, in her case, it was probably justified, as the first thing to go wrong was her disappearing from the church as she was walking down the aisle and materializing in an alien spaceship and it all went downhill from there.

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** ''Phoebe'''s wedding wedding, on the other hand, causes Monica to become Maid-of-Honor-Zilla. She wants everything to be perfect--even toilet pauses must be scheduled.
* Donna Noble in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' Christmas Special "The Runaway Bride", although, Bride" - although in her case, it was probably justified, as the first thing to go wrong was her disappearing from the church as she was walking down the aisle and materializing in an alien spaceship and it all went downhill from there.
2nd Feb '16 12:52:48 PM MsChibi
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** Elliot. After her first proposal didn't go as perfectly as she had always dreamed (the ring was too small, but otherwise no disaster), she forced him to take it back and repeat it in front of all her friends, according to her specific instructions. The rest of the engagement went similarly by annoying her fiance and maid of honor wirh her obsessive controlling of the wedding arrangements and her outbursts at minor disasters (like the wrong font on the invitations).

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** Elliot. After her first proposal didn't go as perfectly as she had always dreamed (the ring was too small, but otherwise no disaster), she forced him to take it back and repeat it in front of all her friends, according to her specific instructions. The rest of the engagement went similarly by annoying her fiance and maid of honor wirh with her obsessive controlling of the wedding arrangements and her outbursts at minor disasters (like the wrong font on the invitations).



* ''Series/{{Bridezillas}}'' is a reality TV show about this trope in action. Every episode features brides-to-be being completely and unapologetically bitchy to their friends, family, and hired help up to, during, and after the wedding. In later episodes, the narrator is not at all shy about dishing out comments in her ridiculously perky tone about the bride's awful behavior, even if no one onscreen acts as though she's doing anything wrong. The thing about this show is that it specifically chooses crass, lower-class women and their often dysfunctional families and gives them thousands of dollars to plan their dream wedding and/or pay for the ''honeymoon''. HilarityEnsues.

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* ''Series/{{Bridezillas}}'' is a reality TV show about this trope in action. Every episode features brides-to-be being completely and unapologetically bitchy to their friends, family, and hired help up to, during, and after the wedding. In later episodes, the narrator is not at all shy about dishing out comments in her ridiculously perky tone about the bride's awful behavior, even if no one onscreen acts as though she's doing anything wrong. [[PointAndLaughShow The thing about this show is that it specifically chooses crass, lower-class women and their often dysfunctional families and gives them thousands of dollars dollars]] to plan their dream wedding and/or pay for the ''honeymoon''. HilarityEnsues.
9th Jan '16 5:25:15 PM KingLyger
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* The entire film ''BrideWars'' is based on this trope. [[strike: Unfortunately]] Predictably, it did not do it well; Bridezilla vs Bridezilla is a ropey second-string MonsterMash and, as [[AlienVsPredator AVP's]] tagline put it, "Whoever wins, we lose."

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* The entire film ''BrideWars'' entirety of ''Film/BrideWars'' is based an escalating feud between two best friends. They morph into bridezillas who are trying to outdo each other when their weddings both have to happen on this trope. [[strike: Unfortunately]] the same day. Predictably, it did not do it well; Bridezilla vs Bridezilla anything caught between the two of them is a ropey second-string MonsterMash and, treated as [[AlienVsPredator AVP's]] tagline put it, "Whoever wins, we lose."more cannon fodder.
29th May '15 4:56:16 PM Adeon
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* ''Series/TheCloser'' features a Bridezilla in the B-plot of one episode; upon being informed that the steps the wedding party was supposed to walk up were a crime scene and they would need to find an alternate route into the church, the bride started beating on officer in charge Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson, not stopping until she was carried bodily away. Then she declared that she would never drop her threatened civil suit, not even in exchange for having criminal assault charges dropped.

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* ''Series/TheCloser'' features a Bridezilla in the B-plot of one episode; upon being informed that the steps the wedding party was supposed to walk up were a crime scene and they would need to find an alternate route into the church, the bride started beating on officer in charge Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson, not stopping until she was carried bodily away. Then she declared that she would never drop her threatened civil suit, not even in exchange for having criminal assault charges dropped. Brenda declares that she did the groom a favor by arresting the bride.
14th May '15 2:04:19 PM kazokuhouou
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* In ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens'', the stress of planning her wedding, combined with her already unstable DNA, caused Samantha to turn into a literal 'bridezilla' reptile (thankfully, a herbivorous one since she had been thinking about flower arrangements). She ended up thinking of a meteor strike blocking her ego to turn back to normal.
11th May '15 4:02:21 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The subject of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpLnPEVl538 one episode]] of ''TargetWomen'', which makes fun of reality shows like the aforementioned ''Bridezillas''. This is also apparently what Sarah wants her own wedding to be like, complete with a Franchise/{{Godzilla}} impression.

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* The subject of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpLnPEVl538 one episode]] of ''TargetWomen'', ''WebVideo/TargetWomen'', which makes fun of reality shows like the aforementioned ''Bridezillas''. This is also apparently what Sarah wants her own wedding to be like, complete with a Franchise/{{Godzilla}} impression.
8th May '15 6:41:06 PM Argon2
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* The fic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/500601/chapters/878581 In Your Arms I Belong]]'' subverts this. [[Franchise/FinalFantasy Selphie]] is freaking out, crying and screaming about how she's been planning this wedding for years and it's all going wrong...but ''[[ShipperOnDeck she's]]'' not the one getting married. The actual bride is a lot more composed.
-->"I really hope nothing else goes wrong tonight. I don't want another visit from the Selphzilla."
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