It’s Gotta Be The Tiara.


I just finished watching one of my favorite shows, “Bridezillas” on the WE network. I have watched wedding-style reality shows for several years, all the while wondering what, exactly, my fascination is with them.

My own wedding was nothing like what you would see on tv: we got married at a courthouse all by ourselves. You would think that I like wedding shows because deep down I feel as if I missed out on something. Nope, I don’t think so. I don’t recall, as a little girl, having grandiose dreams of a big princess wedding. Although we got married young and have some regrets about not having our families there, I don’t regret anything else about the wedding.

Would I have been a Bridezilla? Absolutely not. Although I am a high-end Control Freak and absolutely own up to getting majorly stressed in the time leading up to any major event (sometimes the minor ones, too) that I am planning, I tend to snip only a little bit at those around me–more like I’m slightly PMS-ing–and keep much of my anxiety bubbling right below the surface. You might think, as a Control Freak, that I would enjoy watching these shows so I could critique what these ladies are doing wrong in their wedding planning process. Nope.

Occasionally I wonder if these shows are actually what they seem to be. I mean, do these women somehow KNOW that they are going to be a Bridezilla and then contact the show to try to get on, or do they play it up for the cameras? Hard to say, I guess.

I guess what it boils down to is that although I hate drama in my own life, it’s really fun to watch a woman turn into a cartoon character and cause a tornado to happen all around her about the littlest things. Okay, some aren’t so little. Here are a couple of my favorite clips. Buckle your seatbelt!

When I was grabbing the clips off Youtube, I found this one. I think when you watch it you’ll get why I love it (starts at :42), and quite possibly the reason I love this show in general!

By the way, I saw this on the official website. Any takers?

Bridezillas is searching for brides!
Are you planning a wedding in the next six months?
Are your wedding preparations getting out of control?
Are you doing everything in your power to make sure your wedding day is perfect? Are you swamped with a massive To Do list for your big day? Do you think you have what it takes to be on America’s top-rated wedding show?!
All participants will be generously compensated.
Our staff will also edit together your own personal wedding video, eliminating the high costs of a videographer!
Interested? Please call our casting office at (213) 417-4437 of email us at bridezillascasting@yahoo.com. Please include a photo of you and your fiance.

12 Comments

  • Kat

    You got married all by yourselves? We kept it simple too, only the parents our grandmas and two of the hubby’s siblings. Maybe that is why we’re into the “big white wedding thing”.*lol* Though I didn’t miss it on my own big day

  • Astrogirl

    I love that show too – too bad we don’t have cable/satellite anymore (sacrificed it for DSL, and it’s worth it!), if only because I miss all those TLC-type shows.

    That last clip is my favorite too – I love how A. she harangues him into telling her what she wants to hear (accompanied by the Look of Death when he gives her the “wrong” answer), and B. how she then decides to do the exact opposite of what she tortured him to say.

    I must say though, that guy was a bit slow – how could he not know what she wanted him to say?

    The thing I’m most curious about with that show is, why why why any guy in his right mind would marry a woman who treated him like that?? And that was mild compared to how some of those brides treat their fiancees! Sheesh, dude, RUN AWAY!

  • me & them

    I totally loved that for the few episodes I saw – and I second astrogirl – run boy, run!

    Still, I sometimes wish I could unleash my inner bitch to that extent and STILL have someone love me unconditionally, ya know?

    I’m so glad to be able to wake up and hit my ‘show me Sub Scrawl’s new post!’ button, and there you are in all your comical, entertaining splendor šŸ™‚

    And I need to ask…how, how how did you get such a wonderful new layout? *needs to do some tweaking to her own*

  • me & them

    I totally loved that for the few episodes I saw – and I second astrogirl – run boy, run!

    Still, I sometimes wish I could unleash my inner bitch to that extent and STILL have someone love me unconditionally, ya know?

    I’m so glad to be able to wake up and hit my ‘show me Sub Scrawl’s new post!’ button, and there you are in all your comical, entertaining splendor šŸ™‚

    And I need to ask…how, how how did you get such a wonderful new layout? *needs to do some tweaking to her own*

  • me & them

    I totally loved that for the few episodes I saw – and I second astrogirl – run boy, run!

    Still, I sometimes wish I could unleash my inner bitch to that extent and STILL have someone love me unconditionally, ya know?

    I’m so glad to be able to wake up and hit my ‘show me Sub Scrawl’s new post!’ button, and there you are in all your comical, entertaining splendor šŸ™‚

    And I need to ask…how, how how did you get such a wonderful new layout? *needs to do some tweaking to her own*

  • Mom24

    OK, so what are the odds that the last two are still married…slim to none? Also, does that second girl eat with her mouth? Wow!

    We had a really small wedding at my parents and I too LOVE shows like this (although I had never seen this one!). I sometimes worry for my girls though because I think as a society we put way too much emphasis on the wedding.

  • Jules

    Regarding psycho tiara/hairstyle girl: That kind of dynamic between people has nothing to do with unconditional love and everything to do with one person being a sociopath and the other person being too insecure to move on with their lives.

    That show should be called “bitchzilla”. I wish I had the WE channel because I know I’d enjoy getting out a lot of frustration in the name of the people on that show!
    Jules
    House of Jules

  • Melisa

    Kat: Yep, all alone. I tell everyone our wedding cost $40. “In…out…DONE.” LOL

    Astrogirl: Congrats on the dsl! LOL!
    I think the guy in the last clip was already hip to the fact that he couldn’t win. So sad. I hope he DID run! (But he probably didn’t)

    Katie: WELCOME BACK! Glad to “see” ya! I’ll e-mail you soon about the layout…it was quite simple, actually.

    Stacey: “Does that girl eat with her mouth?” ROFL! That episode was totally crazy. I think I watched it three times. And I agree, there is too much emphasis on the wedding itself…and I don’t see it stopping anytime soon.

    Judie: Sociopath is totally correct! I mean, can you imagine
    1. ever acting that way and
    2. someone putting up with your acting that way? GEEZ!!

    If you need to take out some frustrations though, come over and you can watch the train wrecks with me. LOL

  • Dea

    OMG, I love this show!!!! I had the big to-do wedding, and I was most definitely NOT like that! I promise! LOL! Even when stuff was going wrong…..

    I honestly think that those sorts of brides don’t make it as wives…

    AND – I’ve worked weddings for those bitchy types – and I want to laugh at them, because they don’t even take the time to enjoy their “special” day! HELLO! Too busy being a bitch = not enjoying your own party. STUPID!

    I also agree that those men are either lobotomized, ignorant, or on drugs to put up with women like that. Maybe they were the super-nerds in school, and feel like a woman “that pretty” would never want them, they’re feeling blessed just to be seen with them? Which, holy heck, they so ain’t all that and a bag of chips!

    PS – how ironic, the word verification thingy on this page has “bj” in it….maybe THAT’S why those men stay…..

  • Melisa

    Sauntering: I don’t think I’ve ever seen that show! I’ll have to check it out.

    Deanna: I would love to have been in on some of your conversations with the rest of the catering staff at those wedding receptions. And LOL on the “bj” in the word verification! Ha ha ha ha

  • The Microblogologist

    The first one: Hello, send someone to fetch it or make a joke of it!

    The second one: If my sweet innocent little Niecey (who actually knows the cuss words) were her flower girl there is no way I would let her near someone talking like that (well if it were her mother I wouldn’t have a whole lot of say). I’d tell her to tone it down before bringing the kiddie in!

    Last: Women like her are a disgrace to our gender. Ordering someone to have the most potent toxin known to man into his face?!

    If and when I get married I want it to me small and very simple.

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