It seems there’s something about a wedding which brings out the inner diva in us.
Even if you’re the sort of person who, normally, doesn’t sweat the small stuff and enjoys a healthy blood pressure level, planning the big day – and the big day itself – can get the better of anyone.
It is a stressful business – all those little details which need attending to, all those people you need to manage and all that money you need to save.
But if you think that these diva-ish tendencies are exclusively for bridezillas, then think again.
Men are just as susceptible to perfectionism and the pressures of planning a wedding.
Stories of punch-ups, hissy-fits over the colour scheme and tantrums in general – you name it, if a bridezilla is capable of it, then according to this Reddit thread , then so is the groom. And the best man isn’t always a bastion of support either…
1. Bit drastic
User and department store worker Tywy90 recalled a story which has gone down in his shop’s history.
“Young couple comes in and is picking stuff out. As usual the guy is pretty ‘I don’t care about things’. Brides are never happy about this attitude.
“We go through things for a bit, but when it comes to picking vest styles they get into a huge argument right in front of me and my colleague.
“Eventually the groom throws up his hands and says ‘if we can’t decide what Colors then we just shouldn’t get married!’ And walks out the door and leaves in his car”.
2. It’s my day too!
“My friend is a photographer and does weddings. He got punched in the face by the groom because the groom decided that the photographer was ‘taking too many photos of the bride.'” – BANNEDFROMALAMO
3. Who’s the daddy?
Wedding DJ RatDadRaver witnessed a beautiful moment go sour VERY quickly.
“For some reason the newlyweds decided to invite the bride’s son’s father. The dance floor cleared early and everyone was in the photo booth or outside smoking and drinking.
“Except the baby-daddy and the groom.
“They’re sitting at a table alone and appear to be having a raucous, laughing conversation. Only, oh no, their faces are getting angry-looking. The groom now has his finger in the daddy’s chest yelling, ‘HE CALLS ME DAD NOW! I’M HIS FATHER!’.
“The groomsmen come running in to hold them both back. Groom flips the table over, bride is now in tears.”
Have you known a bridezilla or groomzilla – or were you one yourself? Email [email protected] or get in touch via the form at the bottom.
4. Better late than never?
“We had one groom who was an hour late. His bride laid down on the floor, pulled the back of her dress over her head, and started singing nursery rhymes to herself until he could be located.” – bebemochi
Read more: Bride-to-be crosses a line with her outrageous bridezilla request
5. And this, which is sort-of justified
User Cliche does wedding videography and witnessed a best man’s prank go very wrong – and one irate groom.
“I was working a beautiful wedding at one of the ritziest venues in the area. No expense spared. However, the best man decided to spend some extra money on a very special gift for the new couple.
“He hired someone to crash the party: be disruptive at the ceremony, rub people the wrong way at dinner, and pretty much be a drunken disaster.
“Well, eventually the wedding party realized that nobody knew who he was and that he had not actually been invited so the groom had security throw him out and as he was being forcibly removed he spilled all the beans, the plot, the instigator, everything.
“A few minutes later the groom and the best man come crashing into the small room where we are all eating and the groom just tears into the other guy about how the bride chose him (the best man and bride are ex-fiancés) .
“The groom proceeded to dig up every little grievance he had against the best man in an explosion of furious profanity which could have easily melted the face off any person within earshot.
“We just sat there, eating our dinner, watching the entire thing play out until the groom took him by the collar and threw him out of the room and later, the wedding. We were all thoroughly entertained.
“Later, during the editing process, the groom requested that we cut any footage with the crasher or best man, a request with which we were unable to comply considering they were very front and center in just about everything.”
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