Here's why I love a Bridezilla
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I’ve dedicated 12 years to event planning; 10 of which have been spent producing really lovely weddings. And every year, I am gifted with a handful of self-proclaimed Bridezilla clients. I cherish these women.
The 2004 reality TV show, 'Bridezillas,' first introduced us to the Godzilla-like character who follows her dream wedding so blindly, that she creates an utter nightmare for everyone around her.
It’s no surprise that the term Bridezilla pulled negative connotations; and quickly became the antithesis of what any planning bride would want to be labeled as.
But I love a Bridezilla - and here’s why:
Unlike the horribly written and overly-dramatized TV show, a true, modern day Bridezilla is simply a bride who knows what she wants. Oftentimes, this individual is a type A personality; competitive, highly-organized, impatient and direct.
Because of the TV show and societal stereotypes, these planning brides feel such shame with this label, though. But I’m here to tell you this, Bridezillas; there’s no shame in that straightforward game!
Odds are really stacked against me as a successful wedding planner when I’m working with an über easy-going, indecisive bride who doesn’t really feel passionate about one thing or another.
They, sadly, get a bad rap, but no nonsense brides are actually the ones who see their dream day unfold in the end. It’s most often the result of their hard work + organization, and complete trust in their carefully-selected group of vendors.
Every now and again, I’m hit with the shallow notion that wedding planners swoop in and claim all the wedding decision-making. That we’re only meant to assist clients with consuming careers, who don’t care either way about flowers and food…
Incorrect! A good wedding planner - a seasoned wedding planner is there to intuitively organize all of your strengths and interests as a planning couple…and fill in the gaps of insecurity in the checklist so the entire process can be well-structured and fun. My job is to listen - hear your wedding vision, understand your interests and give you the tools to achieve and surpass all of those wedding day must-haves + dreams.
To summarize, a quick-thinking, organized, type A bride is going to make my job 5 times more constructive…and the entire experience more fun!