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Bridezilla Goes Over Wedding Budget, Demands Bridesmaids Pay for Wedding Gown

This bride-to-be is an absolute monster. 

These bridesmaids should have read these instructions

One monster-sized bridezilla named Carol, has truly gone mad. 

First, she asked her group of bridesmaids to supply Excel spreadsheets with cake makers' details on her cake—but then it got even worse. Carol the wedding monster went over budget with her planning for the big day, so she asked her bridesmaids to chip in for her $10,500 wedding dress. 

One of her “friends,” which is probably safe to say won’t be a friend after this wedding, took to Mamamia to describe Carol’s outrageous behavior in detail. 

“At first, I thought Carol was just being a little overzealous when the group emails asking for input on everything from bridesmaid dress colors, hairstyles, makeup looks, bridal dresses, buttonholes for the groomsmen (something I had to Google) and table decorations came flooding through [sic], quickly taking up a large chunk of my day,” the anonymous woman posts.

But then Carol got even worse. How, you ask?

The anonymous woman started receiving a number of emails at work, in which Carol asked her friends to supply spreadsheets with cake maker details including contact details, price brackets, flavors and an idea of how “prestigious” each cake would be.

Oh boy. 

“I had to read the email about three times to gauge what she was asking me,” the woman writes. “After the third disbelieving scan, I felt my blood start boiling. Was she serious?!”

Bogged down by work, the woman didn't turn in her homework (the spreadsheet) until the weekend, the bride wrote back saying it would have been better had she received the document a day earlier. 

After Carol found a wedding gown she liked, a satin Marchesa gown that retailed at a whopping $10,500, her friends soon received another group email—the worst one yet. Carol wanted $150 from each bridesmaid towards the dress because she had gone over budget. The subject line in the email read, “Bridesmaid dress contribution.”

“It was ‘totally fine if you can’t,’ but she would really love if we could ‘pitch in’ around $150 each towards her ‘dream dress.’ That it'd mean so very much to her and would mean that as she walked down the aisle, she'd be wearing something we'd all had a part in,” wrote the bridesmaid. 

The $150 was in addition to all the ladies spent on their bridesmaids duties, including their own $550 bridesmaid dresses, the accommodation for the wedding night, the bachelorette party, bridal shower and three spa days planned.

“I nearly threw my phone across the room, such was the rage that consumed me,” the woman wrote. “I’m starting to think I might have to bail on this wedding, and friendship.”

We agree!

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