Well, it finally happened. Bridezillas is coming to an end. After realizing most of the women on this show were beyond entertaining (if that’s what you call it), I began watching when I wanted a peek into the world of women such as these. As I watched, I learned a few lessons on love and marriage I could use later! Here are ten lessons I gathered from ten seasons of crazy.
1. Men marry the crazy girl…:
For all the fuss I have read across the Internet and from male friends about “the crazy girl” it seems that they keep getting married. The thing I still can’t figure out is why? Since I do not possess the ‘Y’ chromosome, someone who does will have to enlighten me. Is it all the yelling? Does that just turn you guys on or something? Well, it kinda gives me a headache so on to the next lesson…
2. Planning a wedding is the perfect excuse to curse everyone out!
I never knew this until I started watching the show. Want an excuse to curse your mother out? Plan your wedding! Secretly hate your best friend/cousin/sister/fiancé? Go dress shopping with them! Everyone will understand because after all, you are planning your wedding! If they don’t, it is perfectly okay for you, a grown woman, to cry and curse anyone who challenges you. And no, it does not mean you might need to “talk to someone…”
3. Not all of that crazy is for the show:
There’s a reason the replacement for this show is “Marriage Bootcamp” where former couples from the show come to get counseling. I say make the right decision the first time and there is no need for a second marriage.
4. Weddings are had only to cause envy in others:
All of the girls seem to want “their day” to be more spectacular and expensive than someone else’s. I thought the wedding was simply to exchange vows with the person you love and have decided to share your life with.
5. If you can’t afford it, just accuse the vendor of bad customer service:
It seems like all of the brides on this show that can’t afford a service always accuse the vendor of conspiring to ruin “their day.” After the accusation, they walk out and refuse to pay for the service rendered. Seems legit to me (and I have seen this done in real life by a family member!).
6. Your fiancé is simply a supporting cast member in your one-woman show:
This is “your day” gosh darn it! How dare your fiancé think he has anything to do with it! Tell him to get in line and follow the script!
7. The smaller the town, the worse the bridezilla—I mean princess:
Just watch the show. Some of these places are so obscure I have to look on a map to find them—and I live in Alabama! Yet, these are the girls most likely to insist that their wedding is the most important event to happen this year. You know, maybe that is true…in that town.
8. Some of these people actually get divorced:
I’m not even going to comment.
9. I would rather have love than a fancy wedding:
This is something some of the women in my generation have not grasped yet. Yes, it is easy to get caught up in the glitz of dresses, décor and such, but you have picked your dress before you have met your mate. A little backwards, methinks.
10. Weddings are not the Marriage:
I would rather a less-than perfect wedding with the man who loves me unconditionally and brings out the best in me. I can wait for that. I can wait for the man who will wait for me. I can wait for the man who sees the cool, nerdy me and the stressed, scared me and loves both. I can wait for the man who doesn’t care if I wear makeup and a dress or khakis and a Star Wars shirt. I can wait to build a foundation to marriage with the man who is worth it and knows I am, too. A wedding is but a fleeting moment in a lifetime together in a strong and loving marriage. I can wait for that, even if the wedding is at the courthouse.
Goodbye, Bridezillas. I hope you never return to torment us with your presence…or lack of presents.