I finally got sucked into the show that is Bridezillas. I've held out for so long because I assumed it was just a show about women at their worst taking us back a good 50 decades back into the past and highlighting greed. As it turns out, I was completely right.
Can I just tell you right now that I absolutely do not understand the phenomenon of weddings anymore. I don't. I remember when I got married and I got stressed out over serious issues. Like when our original church booked another wedding on the same day during the same time and didn't even tell us until right before we sent out our invitations. We had to scramble and find another one and we did, so crisis diverted. Sure, there were hiccups along the way and I worried about everything being paid for but there wasn't anything worthy of me turning out full bitch mode.
If you've seen this show you know that these women are out of line. They are downright verbally abusive to their future husbands, future and current families, their friends, people who are providing services for their big day, and basically anyone who comes along not marching to the tune exactly.
Let me be clear- your wedding? Isn't a big deal. It really isn't. The facts are that it's one day out of several in your life. Statistically, you're probably going to get divorced anyway so it really doesn't matter. Do you really think ANYBODY cares what your favors are? If you release doves versus blow bubbles? If your shoes are 3 or 4 inches high? Do you think anybody gives a shit about a choreographed first dance?
They care about your food. Nobody ever says "Wow, so and so had the BEST wedding programs!". Nope. But they will remember if you had decent food or not. They will remember your drunk uncle slapping bridesmaids asses. They will remember the antics of the bride and groom.
To see people spend thousands of dollars on one day? Quite honestly it's the definition of greed and irresponsibility. I saw one woman guilt her parents into taking out a second mortgage on their home so she could have extras on her big day. I remember feeling guilty as hell deciding on a dress that was $500. I curbed every expense I could and ended up making a lot of stuff myself because I couldn't ask my parents to pay for any more than they already were. And what's it for? A few hours that you probably won't remember because you know you're drinking more wine than you should be?
To see women act like fucking heathens over a wedding? It's disgraceful. Why would any man want to marry a woman who acts like this, even once? Let me tell you something, if I were planning a wedding and Matt yelled at his best man? It would have been off. If he had yelled at the DJ or the size of speakers? It would have been off. You know why? Because it's a sign of how they really are.
And can I just be snarky bitch for a minute? Not one of the brides I saw on 7 episodes of this show were attractive. Not one of them seemed to have any appealing qualities. Not one of them had anything that would make me want to be a friend to them. In fact, they were all that girl that I'd be muttering under my breath to my friend, "Can you believe this fucking bitch? Holy jesus."
So if you are currently planning a wedding let me tell you that when you sum up your life? The details of your wedding day will be meaningless. I'm still debating on throwing out my unity candle because really, who fucking cares? Why am I keeping this shit? All that matters is that people see you are in love, you are enjoying life, you are grateful that people come to witness your day and spend money on gifts. Don't be a rude ass and impolite bitch and make other people wish they didn't even know you.