Bridezilla. A popular archetype in the movies, it always provides a laugh to audience. And the audience at a wedding? How many times have you heard a disgruntled bridesmaid whisper “bridezilla” when a bride is being particularly… well particular about what they want.
We’ve all met one, or been one. But was your bride really being a self-indulgent, spoilt brat? Or was your bride simply treating the wedding with the same level of perfection they sought in real life. Here are the top 7 reasons why your “Bridezilla” may be less spoilt than you thought.
- ADHD – while this disorder most often causes easy distraction, it also contains a component of “obsessiveness” or a workaholic tendencies that can slide into wedding planning.
- Mania – Mania can be caused by disorders like Bipolar Disorder, or can appear as a side effect of certain medications.
- Mood disorders – mania can be a side effect of a mood disorder like bipolar, but there are other side affects that the stress of wedding planning can bring out of someone living with a mood disorder.
- Panic Disorders – this is similar to anxiety, but its symptoms go far beyond. Brides or bridegrooms with anxiety may find themselves escalated to panic disorder when handling situations like weddings
- Type A personality – Your bride may not have a specific disorder, but she may have a Type A personality, and she may find it hard to “reign in” her need to control the things around her.
- The groom has one of the above, and the bride is simply keeping the peace – she does have to spend the rest of her life with him.
When dealing with a “bridezilla” take a look at her life before the wedding. If you’re bride is suddenly changing her personality then perhaps an intervention may be needed – but if you know your bride really well you should know if she’s just slightly amplified her typical reactions to a stressful situation.
What other disorders affected your wedding planning? Tell us in the comments below!
Written by Jane