Much has been said about how weddings seem to bring out the worst in people, transforming even the nicest-seeming humans into bridezillas and groomzillas. But sometimes bad behavior rears its ugly head way before the wedding even takes place, during bachelor and bachelorette season. A woman recently turned to Reddit for advice on a friend who invited her to attend her out-of-state bachelorette party and then went full bridezilla.
One of my best friends of over 12 years is getting married in October and chose a college friend to be her maid of honor. There was just one weekend thrown out to have both a bridal shower and bachelorette party, in a city 600 miles away from me. Unfortunately, it is the weekend that my finals and group projects are due for graduate school and it's the first week of school for me, as I work as a behavior therapist in a school. Once I discovered this, I immediately drafted an email explaining the situation, including several other weekends that my husband and I could come up to celebrate, and apologizing profusely. I get an email back about how everyone's "busy", but she thought I would be the one to understand since I just got married (about a year ago) and how she went to all my festivities. Against the wishes of my husband and therapist, who I'm working with to say no during this busy time in my life, I agreed to make it work, and have made arrangements to take finals early and have working with my group to try to finish our work before we leave.