Is your BBF now MIA because she can't deal with your over-the-top demands? Are your wedding vendors ready to fire you? Is your future husband spending a lot of time on the golf course or at the gym?
Well, if so, you just might be a Bridezilla... here's how to tell:
1. MATERIAL GIRL
You had all 4 ‘C’s’ checked on the rock before you said ‘yes,’. You reserved the best venue in town a year before he popped the question to make sure none of your already engaged friends could beat you to the punch on getting the best location or date.
2. BRIDESMODELS VS BEST FRIENDS
You chose your bridesmaids based on whether or not: 1.They will fit in the single digits on the size chart for the bridesmaids dress. 2. Their ability to throw you an expensive, kick-butt bachelorette party. 3. How well their hair will work in your mandatory up-do (and whether or not their highlights are up to par). 4. If they can walk in the 4” heels you are requiring them all to wear.
You refer to the groom as ‘him’ or just don’t refer to him at all when making wedding plans.
4. SIR, YES SIR!
Your friends start referring to you as their Drill Sergeant or Commander in Chief – and you aren’t, nor ever have been in the Armed Forces or POTUS.
You squeeze actual work into the 15 minutes directly after lunch when you are between surfing the web for gossip on bridal chat boards, making appointments with your wedding vendors and paging through Pinterest looking for ideas. You drag your co-workers into your ‘project’ by having them give their opinion on the sage vs. celadon bridesmaid gowns and matching floral accents.
6. DIY OBSESSED
You invite your girlfriends over for a ‘dinner party’, but when they arrive they are met with your latest do-it-yourself project for the wedding and a menu for pizza delivery. They can only eat after they have helped you with the 350 invitations that need to have the perfect bow tied at the top (half of which you have them re-do because ‘they aren’t quite right’) or the place cards that involve hundreds of Martha’s latest ‘good thing must have’ hand made paper and bead flowers that must be secured with tweezers.
7. MOODY BLUES
You haven’t had a discussion about the wedding that hasn’t involved tears or an argument with someone you otherwise love and would never fight with for any reason.
8. AND DID IT MY WAY…
You delegate responsibilities to your bridesmaids, family members and groom and then badger them every 3 hours asking them why they haven’t yet done your bidding or tell them why what they have done is totally wrong, always ending with the statement, “oh, forget it, I will just do it myself”.
You typed up and hand delivered a list of ‘spontaneous suggestions’ to your Maid of Honor and Best Man for their speeches outlining everything you want covered and topics that were absolutely off limits with a verbal reassurance that “I am sure that whatever you say will be just fine…”
10. TOTAL DENIAL
You spend a lot of time starting sentences with, “I’m not high maintenance or anything BUT…”