It's rare that anyone has a wedding without a few obstacles. While it's normal for some manageable venue, budget, and flower roadblocks, the worst problems are the ones between family, friends, or the bride and groom. If the wedding TV show trend has taught us anything, it's that sometimes perfectly normal people can turn into Bridezillas and Groomzillas with the right amount of alcohol, stress, and misdirected anxiety about making a huge life step. If you haven't had the opportunity to witness a usually very chill friend turn into a diva-princess-monster having temper tantrums reminiscent of an angst-ridden teenager's door slam, the internet has. When a Reddit user asked, "Wedding planners of Reddit, who was the worst bridezilla/groomzilla that you've had to deal with?" people truly delivered. From cheating brides to toppling cakes and drunken grooms, enjoy this journey through marital anti-bliss. 1. Damn this is a bold move, "RemorsefulSurvivor." Mother of bride found a single spot on a knife on a single setting. Demanded that the entire reception ($60,000) be free. She was not writing the check so she was shot down pretty quickly. But there was much rage. 2. When she chooses choose over her guests, "YouHadMeAtTaco." I sometimes work for a wedding planner at the event the day of. There was one wedding that I was working at that was humming along right on schedule. But about 45 minutes before the ceremony was supposed to begin, a bridesmaid grabbed me in a panic and told me the bride forgot her shoes. She told me that the bride absolutely needed her shoes. So I asked where they were, she told me they were about an hour away. The wedding planner talked to the bride and told her that no one would notice if she didn’t wear her shoes. The bride pitched a fit and made an uncle drive and get them. It took him about 2.5 hours to get them. The whole time, we were trying to convince the bride to start the ceremony and she refused. The worst part was that her family came from another Country and didn’t really speak English so they had no idea what was going on at first. They got super restless and some people even left. We told the bride that people were leaving and she didn’t care, she just wanted her shoes. Everything was delayed by about an hour and half. People were pissed. By the time the reception rolled around about 50% of the people left the venue. 3. Wow, "Imabigdiva." I’m a wedding planner. We had an unexpected death in the family. Our 6 month old nephew had passed away in his sleep. I knew the funeral was going to be the day my clients upcoming wedding. I gave her a call to explain the situation. She’s clearly not paying attention to the call or the words I’m speaking because I hear her laughing with friends in the background. I get irritated and tell her I’ll call her later. I call back that night and again tell her what has happened and that I’d be sending an assistant to cover for me so I can attend the funeral. She tells me that I need to send my assistant to the funeral and that I better be at her wedding. It took me a few seconds, but I calmly stated that I’d be sending her money back and that no one would be covering for me. Nicest way I’ve ever said fuck off. I really wanted to bitch slap her. Bride definitely knew I was attending the funeral, she was just a cunt. Groom was equally cunty. They deserve each other. I’ve been doing this for a while. I’ve seen some shit. I’ve seen a drunk grandma heil Hitler in a room full of Jewish guests. I’ve seen a bride kiss an ex boyfriend while the groom was in the bathroom. One attempted suicide. One very expensive and very short wedding. However, the majority of my clients are amazing. Still, sometimes there are just horrible people in this world. The good thing is I’ve gotten much better at spotting them before we get to far. 4. You're doing the lord's work, "lonestellastate." All of the brides and grooms I’ve had the pleasure of working for have been incredible, but the groomsmen and bridesmaids have been some real pieces of work. One wedding the maid of honor wanted to control the formal portraits, told the main photographer how to do her job, freaked out at the caterers because the cake was late even though they weren’t connected to the bakery at all, told one of the other bridesmaids she should have lost weight to fit into her dress better, and was really just an all around bitch who stressed the bride out all day long. Another Maid of honor didn’t write her speech beforehand because she was going to improvise, then got so trashed while getting ready and during cocktail hour that all she managed to slur was “John and Jane.... I love you so much.” And started sobbing. The bride was pretty upset at her irresponsibility. Groom had been married before and his best man was his older brother who had served as best man in his previous wedding. He began his speech with “ladies and gentlemen, welcome back! Same occasion, different lady.” Which was bad enough. He ended with “cheers, and I’ll see you all again at the next one!” Bride and groom were both understandably pissed and asked the best man to leave. 5. All that work for three months, "NormalNodody." I was my sister's maid of honor, unpaid wedding planner. She was a Bridezilla. Not only did I plan her wedding shower (and had to put in for a super expensive gift, and an all expense weekend in NYC (I was a college student for Chissake), she also wanted a private gift from me, from her super expensive registery where I couldn't afford a damn spoon. Everything had to be perfect and maticulously planned, right down to our toes, weight, how much we ate and drank. She's a micromanager by personality as it was. She also had the worst bridesmaids. So bad, that only one showed up (besides me) to the bachelorette party, me and one other, and a friend, the NYC trip. That left three people paying for this nightmare, and again, I'm in college. Two had an excuse, at least. One was pregnant, one lived in California. One didn't show up because we wouldn't do what shewanted as activities. While I appreciated the suggestions, what her idea of an appropriate party, and what my sister would be comfortable with, two different things. One, I forget exactly why, but I remember thinking it was stupid. Also, the mother in law made things much worse. The marriage didn't even last three months. 6. This is some stingy sh*t, "retroverted_uterus." My step brother’s wife waited until my dad and his wife (her new MIL) flew in for their destination wedding and greeted them at the airport with “we need $12,000 for the location or there’s no wedding tomorrow.” Over 150 people had flown in for this wedding, many of whom couldn’t actually afford to go but she bullied and degraded into going in to debt to attend.Really I won tho because I was uninvited the day before my plane landed so I just got drunk on the beach for a week and saw her for less than five minutes total the whole time.7. This is a full disaster, "daphydaphne." The bride and her mother insisted that the mom make the wedding cake. This was the wedding the week before ours at the venue we used for our reception. They included the cake as part of the package but these folks insisted on their own. The wedding planner at the hall, who did all the planning stuff for all the weddings held there, told them that you need to include a stand in the middle of the cake for support if you are going to use a wedding cake topper. The mother insisted she knew what she was doing and that her three cakes piled on top of each other were sturdy enough to support the large figurine cake topper. FF to them setting up the reception, which we were there for in part as we had a meeting with the planner about final arrangements for our wedding. The whole time we are meeting the planner kept apologizing for having trouble focusing because she kept looking past my then fiance and I over at the cake thinking it was looking off. We were wrapping up our meeting when suddenly she screams and bolts out of her chair. The topper had collapsed through the three layers of cake then thru the front leaving the entire front of the cake a pile of crumbs with frosting. I never found out how that mess got fixed because my fiance and I got the hell out of there. 8. The groomzilla is a dangerous breed, "grandmaperm." A drunk, screaming groomzilla screamed and pointed in my face (while his poor bride cowered behind him) because the venue ran out of Grey Goose at 11:45pm. The wedding ended at midnight. I filled up an empty bottle with water are served it to him and his douchey friends. 9. This is a true nightmare, "scoobledooble314159." Was helping a friend plan her wedding. We literally had everything planned, had called in favors with friends to do everything at cost, and she had personally asked my mom to officiate. This was going to be gorgeous, and I did nothing without her. She was in on the entire thing, as she should be. Her inlaws got involved and she started saying yes to everything they were saying without telling me. They then started asking me to ask my friends to do it all for free or give them a bigger deal than just cost. When I pushed back on the price, suddenly I was making her wedding all about me and being made out to be a nutjob. My friend didnt even take the time to tell my mom that she had found a catholic deacon to marry them (mind you, shes Muslim and the groom converted from Catholicism to Islam to marry her in another ceremony so SOMEONE lied about their faith here)! I found out 2nd hand, 4 days before the wedding. I cancelled everything but the caterer (that was a favor my bf had called in and decided to keep only because his buddy needed the money), she bought fake flowers and the ceremony was a train wreck. She got the Aisle 5 wedding she paid for and I got to save money on a dress. 10. Time for anger management, "8UP_" well, i was helping decorate a wedding and the bride came in and literally threw a chair through a window because she was pissed that there was one chair extra in the back of the room 11. Money can't buy taste, "belbomontage." Oh I have one! I used to work weddings in college. I worked one that was a complete nightmare. The bride and groom were from NYC and got married in the south. He was her boss at a Fox News show. When I first saw them I legit thought he was her dad. The entire night she kept yelling at him, telling him to leave conversations she was having with her friends. She was just awful to him. Not to mention their wedding colors were pink and green. And I mean BRIGHT pink. They paid thousands of dollars to have a pink tented ceiling and their bridesmaid dresses were these ugly hot pink designer dresses. I think each one cost $900. This wedding all around was between $300-350,000 at least. They had a man in a jet pack dressed in a tux fly over the reception, land to a string quartet playing the James Bond theme song and took a sip of a martini. That cost like $13k. He was a pretty interesting guy, if you can imagine. I sometimes wonder if the couple is still together. I’m assuming not. 12. Karma, "MammothRavine." Friend used to do high society weddings. There was a bride who was the nicest person imaginable, but everyone else was shit. Bridesmaids and groomsmen never showed up for the photoshoot. Reason? How were they supposed to show up if the planners didn't personally knock on their hotel room doors to remind them to get ready? The bride would set the groom a list of tasks. The second she was out of earshot, he'd turn to one of the planners and say, "You heard her. Get it done." He was also generally useless, coming to meetings late, always drunk with his groomsmen and letting his bride handle everything. The church ceremony was delayed an hour because the groom's mother only started getting dressed when the ceremony was supposed to start. A week after the ordeal, this lovely bride asks my friend for her address as she wanted to send a cake over as thanks. An hour later, she calls my friend to confirm that she had given her the right address. My friend says yes, not realising the bride and groom were personally delivering the cake. My friend is super humble, but she lives in a huge mansion, doesn't actually need the money from her event planning job and doesn't attend high society events because her father thinks it's beneath them. The couple was shocked, and the groom tried to be overly friendly and pal-y with my friend. Asking who the architect of her house was, etc, hoping that she wouldn't remember the shitty treatment he'd given her last week. She just graciously accepted the cake, wished the bride well and closed the gate on them. 13. This is a journey, "illogicalfuturity." It was the bride's family that was the worst, it was immediately clear they didn't want her marrying a foreigner (groom was Australian) and even brought in an ex-boyfriend to try to seduce her, I found it funny because the ex looked like a junkie and was barely 5'6 while she was almost 6'0 and the groom was easily 6'6 and looked like Ragnarok Thor. Her family also brought in more family members from across the country and the majority were trying to take advantage of them. The wedding happened and I saw the ex getting hauled off by family members that were on the bride's side. This wedding was just a formality because they actually got married in Australia and they did this as (Cavour) favor to her family but I could tell she was sick of them. To make it worse, the groom helped them out a lot, especially in the financial side. But they just wanted him to be their atm and some even threatened to disown her if she did marry or have kids with him. They have two kids now and her parents don't Ben acknowledge them but hey still expect bro send them money and care packages. Second worse is when the bride was bullying her step-dad to pay for the ever increasingly expensive wedding of her dreams, but she's having her bio dad (who walked out on them) walk her down the aisle, bio dad had to be bribed to even agree to it. Step-dad put his foot down at only giving them $15,000 but he found out his credit card was gone and so he cancelled them, he gets a call from the bride at how he fucked the over and the momzilla even kicked him out. Good ending though, the wedding had to be cancelled because they couldn't afford to pay for them and he divorced momzilla. 14. Wow, "FluffyKittens03." former DJ Here - I fucked up 2 weddings out of 80. I think that was a good run. If the bride OR groom is nervous as shit and demands things out of you with 2 minutes notice, you're going to have a bad time. People get real emotions during weddings. I've been yelled/spit at. It's the worse when they get racist on the mic, or you can just "tell" that you're going to have a bad time. Usually when they are crying as they arrive, it's going to be a bad time. I was kicked out of one wedding(as a dj) while trying to understand/read three different song lists. I felt really bad. I started to panic as none matched up, and the groom added a fourth song list 2 minutes before the ceremony started. This was 10 years ago, still remember it. It was a second job. 15. Oh no, "Fishbulb77." My sister got drunk and kicked all her bridesmaids out of the wedding the night before. Wishing you all 'zilla-free weddings!