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28th Apr '17 5:25:59 PM WillKeaton
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* TruthInTelevision: [[http://www.etiquettehell.com/content/eh_wedding/bridezillas/ebridezilla.shtml Bridezilla stories at Etiquette Hell]]. (There is a ''lot'' of material here. Don't [[ArchivePanic panic]]. Just start at the most recent and nibble your way in. You'll come to love visiting the site on dull afternoons.)

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* TruthInTelevision: [[http://www.etiquettehell.com/content/eh_wedding/bridezillas/ebridezilla.shtml Bridezilla stories at Etiquette Hell]]. Hell.]] (There is a ''lot'' of material here. Don't [[ArchivePanic panic]]. Just start at the most recent and nibble your way in. You'll come to love visiting the site on dull afternoons.)
28th Apr '17 5:24:19 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Anime/HimeChenOtogiChikkuIdolLilpri'' takes this [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BridezillaXDResized_3940.PNG rather literally]].

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* ''Anime/HimeChenOtogiChikkuIdolLilpri'' takes this [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BridezillaXDResized_3940.PNG rather literally]].literally.]]
26th Mar '17 11:10:05 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Say Yes to the Dress!'' is a reality show (plus {{spin off}}s) about high-class wedding dress stores, so naturally some bridezillas show up among the brides-to-be looking for their {{fairytale wedding dress}}es.
25th Feb '17 9:42:06 AM Bissek
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* In certain Middle Eastern countries, the wedding is supposed to be the business of the ''groom's'' family. Or more precisely, the wedding ''reception/party'', at least among Muslims: in Islam, marriage is a contract, and the actual wedding is, erm, a contract signing. (In some cases, there are even contract negotiations.) In more traditional times, the "wedding" was a general community bash held that started small and at home (in the garden or on the roof) with the contract signing and then spilled out into the street, so planning was pointless: at a certain level, herding cats would be an easier proposition. In some cases, one just set up the tent in the street, put out the food,[[note]]And other stuff; depending on the community, booze or hash would often be available to all[[/note]] and maybe got a friend to dance or sing, and hoped for the best. Today, most Middle Easterners live in apartments--hardly the best venue for the more traditional sort of wedding--and as a result, the wealthy and middle class hold weddings at hotels (generally for wealthier types) or specialized halls (more middle-income), while the poor tend to still go with the "tent-in-the-street" option. This all takes some planning--even the tent option requires getting the informal permission of the neighbors if you don't want to piss anyone off--and so the expectation is that the groom's family arrange things (as part of the dower), and if the bride's family helps, it's seen as them being nice. As a result, you tend not to see Bridezilla or Groomzilla or Mother-of-the-Bridezilla, but rather an EscalatingWar between the families of various grooms to top the last wedding. This is particularly true among the rich, where tales of the truly obscene amounts of money they pour into these events (often taking the form "They paid ''how much'' to get Famous Singer X to play the wedding?") are common grist for the gossip mill.

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* In certain Middle Eastern countries, the wedding is supposed to be the business of the ''groom's'' family. Or more precisely, the wedding ''reception/party'', at least among Muslims: in Islam, marriage is a contract, and the actual wedding is, erm, a contract signing. (In some cases, there are even contract negotiations.) In more traditional times, the "wedding" was a general community bash held that started small and at home (in the garden or on the roof) with the contract signing and then spilled out into the street, so planning was pointless: at a certain level, herding cats would be an easier proposition. In some cases, one just set up the tent in the street, put out the food,[[note]]And other stuff; depending on the community, booze or hash would often be available to all[[/note]] and maybe got a friend to dance or sing, and hoped for the best. Today, most Middle Easterners live in apartments--hardly the best venue for the more traditional sort of wedding--and as a result, the wealthy and middle class hold weddings at hotels (generally for wealthier types) or specialized halls (more middle-income), while the poor tend to still go with the "tent-in-the-street" option. This all takes some planning--even the tent option requires getting the informal permission of the neighbors if you don't want to piss anyone off--and off[[note]]At the very least, making sure that people who need to go somewhere that day can leave the neighborhood without needing to run people over or know in advance so they reschedule things so they don't have to worry about the road being blocked[[/note]]--and so the expectation is that the groom's family arrange things (as part of the dower), and if the bride's family helps, it's seen as them being nice. As a result, you tend not to see Bridezilla or Groomzilla or Mother-of-the-Bridezilla, but rather an EscalatingWar between the families of various grooms to top the last wedding. This is particularly true among the rich, where tales of the truly obscene amounts of money they pour into these events (often taking the form "They paid ''how much'' to get Famous Singer X to play the wedding?") are common grist for the gossip mill.
21st Feb '17 7:51:05 PM WillBGood
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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 [[LowerClassLouts loud 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 [[LowerClassLouts [[LowerClassLout loud 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.
21st Feb '17 7:50:46 PM WillBGood
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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 loud 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 show]] is that it specifically chooses [[LowerClassLouts loud lower-class women and their often dysfunctional families families]] and gives them thousands of dollars]] dollars to plan their dream wedding and/or pay for the ''honeymoon''. HilarityEnsues.
20th Feb '17 5:46:27 PM DesertDragon
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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]] 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, loud 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.
20th Feb '17 5:45:25 PM DesertDragon
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** The show, starting in 2004, is the [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]].
20th Feb '17 5:43:04 PM DesertDragon
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Bridezilla is that creature a bride morphs into under the stress of wedding arrangements and unrealistic expectations, resulting in escalating demands and screeching outbursts about insignificant problems. Some say the reptile forms when a normal woman is subjected to the immense pressure of planning a wedding; others say that the wedding-related stress simply reveals the worst of her character. Most agree, however, that the classic Bridezilla is the woman who believes the wedding is Her Day, meaning all revolt must be squelched and all whims indulged.

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Bridezilla is that creature a bride morphs into under the stress of wedding arrangements and unrealistic expectations, resulting in escalating demands and screeching outbursts about insignificant problems. Some say the reptile forms when a normal woman is subjected to the immense pressure of planning a wedding; others say that the wedding-related wedding stress simply reveals the turns her worst of her character.traits UpToEleven. Most agree, however, that the classic Bridezilla is the woman who believes the wedding is Her Day, meaning all revolt must be squelched and all whims indulged.
16th Jan '17 7:49:12 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* An ad for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx1yEraLCW8 Diet Dr. Pepper]] had a bride barking at her line of bridesmaids like a DrillSergeantNasty, "This is MY wedding. And in MY wedding, there are rules. Dresses must be in pristine condition, fingernails done and neat...''are you eyeballing me, Martinez?''" Then she flounces away and the back of her wedding dress skirt falls off.

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* An ad for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx1yEraLCW8 Diet Dr. Pepper]] had a bride barking at her line of bridesmaids like a DrillSergeantNasty, "This is MY wedding. And in MY wedding, there are rules. Dresses must be in pristine condition, fingernails done and neat... ''are you eyeballing me, Martinez?''" Then she flounces away and the back of her wedding dress skirt falls off.



* 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.

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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.



* Clarissa in the comedy novel ''Maneater'' (not to be confused with several other novels sharing the title). "A wedding is no problem for dear Clarissa --- she has been maintaining a wedding binder for years, complete with the best caterers, hotels and florists. She ... has planned the date of the wedding, the bridesmaids and the reception menu. She also has the groom all lined up, but the trouble is, she hasn't met him yet." [[spoiler: the groom is just as manipulative.]]

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* Clarissa in the comedy novel ''Maneater'' (not to be confused with several other novels sharing the title). "A wedding is no problem for dear Clarissa --- -- she has been maintaining a wedding binder for years, complete with the best caterers, hotels and florists. She ... has planned the date of the wedding, the bridesmaids and the reception menu. She also has the groom all lined up, but the trouble is, she hasn't met him yet." [[spoiler: the groom is just as manipulative.]]
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