Tying the Knot

Which is Worse: Bridezilla or Bridechilla?

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You know her. She’s the demanding bride who sees nothing wrong with her friends paying an extravagant amount of money for a dress they’ll never wear again to a wedding set in some far away destination. She freaks out when the tiniest detail is astray and heaven forbid the linens are a half shade off.

She’s a bridezilla.

Back when my friends (and now bridesmaids) were in college, they unanimously voted I would be a bridezilla. And to some extent they were accurate in their prediction.

I wanted the fairy tale wedding at Disney World complete with Cinderella’s horse carriage and glass slippers. Plus a bachelorette party in Vegas, of course.

But, once I discovered the price tag involved with such an affair, I scaled back. And now that I’m actually planning a wedding, I’d like to think I’m not a bridezilla at all.

However, in an attempt to avoid the shaming title, some brides are going the opposite way when it comes to making wedding-day decisions, essentially becoming bridechillas.

What is a bridechilla, you may ask?

She doesn’t care what color you wear, “just do you.” She can’t decide which flowers she wants. “I don’t know, just pick one.” Basically nothing bothers her, which is good and bad. While a bridechilla may seem awesome, she can actually be very stressful for everyone involved.

Personally, I’ve tried to stay somewhere in the middle. When I have strong opinions, I share them and when I don’t, it’s all good.  But what do you think? Take our poll below!

About L’Oreal & Jeff

L'Oreal and Jeff

L’Oreal and Jeff met in May 2008, became friends and went on their first date at the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium in May 2011. They currently reside in Chicago and are planning a fall 2014 wedding in Baltimore with a LOT of purple details. Despite rooting for rival NFL teams, they love laughing and having fun together and look forward to getting married!