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Beautiful bride or wedding witch : your call

VIEWPOINT by Taylor Jensen, entertainment editor

A special kind of monster lurks in every dress, cake and jewelry shop in America.

She is Bridezilla, and she will exhaust you with her sky-high expectations, terrorize you with her extensive knowledge of all 116 shades of pink and won’t hesitate to cut you with her sharp tongue and bouquet of blades.

This terrifying creature resides in even the most mild-mannered of women so desperate to be a princess for a few hours they are willing to fight dirty, real dirty. After all, perfection, just like beauty, knows no pain.

The result of this Dr. Jekyll/Mrs. Bride transformation can cost the bride friends, peace of mind and, ironically, the groom. However, this never dawns on the brides behaving badly until it’s too late and they’ve burned too many bridges and alienated too many friends.

A great example of this is the new trend of inviting the uninvited or sending invitations to people not welcome to the wedding and then telling them why. Maybe you want a “small” gathering or can’t afford to invite everyone? A supposedly polite solution is informing the leftovers and asking them to instead accompany you on your journey to lifelong happiness with what’s-his-name. A journey that, let’s be honest, your best friends don’t really want to be a part of.

Inviting people to come help choose a dress they’ll never see or make goody bags they don’t get to take home is no doubt a new, selfish and creative way to insult someone by saying, “You will do this because my wedding is all that matters, and your life pales in comparison to my special day.”
News flash, Bridezillas of the world, this isn’t your special day. With an attitude like that, I can just hear the wedding bells offset by the sound of an angry mob, and I can see the bouquet plopping to the ground because no one is left to catch it.

Wedding ceremonies are about succeeding at the one thing everyone really desires: love. It’s about family and friends coming together to celebrate your happiness, and just because you want it to be the happiest time in your life, doesn’t mean it has to be the most miserable for everyone else.

Take my advice and focus on what matters, and don’t sweat the small stuff. You’ll thank me when your guests call you a beautiful bride when you walk down the aisle … instead of that other b-word.

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