For the most part, the idea of a "Bridezilla" is just a fun way to tease a woman who gets a little too demanding or controlling about her wedding.
But once in a while, a case comes along that proves without a doubt some women just can't control themselves when it comes to wedding planning.
This story, about a bride who insisted on a special dress code for her guests based on their weight, gives brides everywhere a bad name.
Since it was posted on Reddit last weekend, people from around the world have been weighing in on the bizarre invite, and nearly all of them are shaming the bride
Here's the post she wrote on Facebook that kicked off the entire controversy:
Here's the full post, in case you're having trouble reading from the screenshot:
Hey everyone! Who's ready for Hawaii 2019? In anticipation of the wedding, and believe me, I know it's a longg way away...but I would still like to announce the dress code!
I am giving you a long notice of a year and a half so that you will have time to find and pick out something nice.
The dress code is very specific because it will be used to create an incredible visual effect. If done right, it will make our synchronized dancing along the [redacted] beach really pop.
SO, without further adoo [sic]...
WOMEN (100-160 LBS_
-GREEN Velvet Sweater
-ORANGE Suede Pants
-Loubotin [sic] heels (the famous RED heeled shoes. when we spin and lift our feet, the effect will amaze you)-Burberry Scarf
MEN (100-200 LBS)-PURPLE Fuzzy Jacket-Soda Hat
-All White Trainers
-Plain Glow Sticks
WOMEN (160 LBS+)
-all BLACK sweater and pants. Any material.
MEN (200 LBS+)-all CAMOFLAGE [sic]
-RED from head to toe. Remember the kids will form the shape of a heart, it needs to be tru red not blood orange or some bull----!
Additionally, we will require that you wear formal attire after the dancing has ended. Please bring a change of clothing. Remember, the venue is extremely upscale, and we want to be looking out absolute BEST ladies and gents.
Please, if you look like trash, so will we.
All jokes aside, we want you to invest in an outfit valued at at least $1,000. This includes jewlery [sic] accessories, makeup, and hair.
Remember ladies and gents, this wedding is 24k themed for a reason.
You have a year and a half to get working. No excuses! Mwah
Obviously, just about everyone who saw this post was up in arms about the strange dress code.
While separating guests by weight was a big sticking point for many commenters, so was the $1,000 minimum price the bride expected for her guests' outfits.
As one of my coworkers said, "I don't spend that many dollars in a year on clothes."
And many, many more just wondered what was the reason for the soda hats, glow sticks, and fuzzy purple jackets.
But in a surprising twist, the woman who wrote and shared the original post actually noticed the online backlash to her wedding plans. And it seems she couldn't resist getting in the last word.
In a response to her online critics, the bride-to-be shared updated plans for her wedding day, along with a plan to catch the "snitch" who shared her plans with the internet:
Here's the full text of the bride's update to her invitees:
A VERY important Update. Please Read.
It has come to my attention that someone went all the way down in this groups [sic] creation to screenshot the dress code requirements. The screenshot was taken wildly out of context and has gone semi viral on Facebook and Reddit.
I have seen MY POST twice on my regular Facebook account. I could not be more crushed, betrayed, or saddened. I trust each and every one of you so intimately. Knowing someone went behind my back and made fun of me is one of the worst feelings everywhere.
And boy, will you be paying.
Therefore, I am announcing one of the most unique parties you will ever be invited to in your life (besides my actual wedding).
In honor of the snitch who sold me out, I will be hosting the first every Polygraph Party at my house, this Saturday at 8:00 P.M. Bring you inner Sherlock Holmes because we will be hunting out the snitch who put me on blast.
You think I'm kidding? I'm not.
We just bought a real polygraph test for $99 on Amazon. After the testing is over and we find the rat who did this, we will all celebrate with drinks and appetizers.
If you can't make it to the Polygraph Party, you will be presumed guilty unless you can provide a valid excuse.
We can make this party a unique and good one that will be told for years to come. I promise, as long as you're innocent, you have nothing to worry about.
I highly suggest whoever did this just tell me. I won't retaliate, I will simply cut all ties and communication with you (and talk ---- about you for a long, long time).
If you have any information about who violated my trust and my wedding planning, I will give you $100.
Next-- if any of you are unhappy with the dress code requirements, it's okay! You can come talk to me.
Instead of participating in the dance, you can help the crew clean up after dinner, volunteer to take videos of our dance, or even contribute to the honeymoon. Anything counts.
Finally, I am outraged at the comments these internet trolls have made about the dress code.
DO YOU ---- KNOW ME? DO YOU KNOW WHY WE ARE DOING THINGS THIS WAY? No??? The shut up!
Go back down to your scum basement and play video games and never ---- make comments about people you don't know.
My husband and I are certified spiritual healers with over ten years of experience. You all know this.
Our wedding colors, fabrics, and intimate synchronized dance are something we hold very dear to our hearts. The expensive clothing represents the riches we wish to come. The black and camouflage outfits represents the aura of the devil that we must shoo away.
The soda hats represent our wishes for an abundance of live saving liquid. You get the picture.
We met at a psychic's desensitization chamber over 12 years ago in Italy, as you all know. Why not bring our traditions and beliefs into our wedding?
Would you show up at an Indian persons [sic] wedding and make fun of their culture and their tradition? If not, don't judge ours.
Anyway, I am so tired having to explain myself over and over. Please keep me updated.
Honestly, I'm speechless after reading that last message - and still wondering what the glow sticks represent, maybe a bright future?
One thing worth pointing out is that genuine polygraph machines can not be bought online for less than $100 (not even on Amazon) and such machines take expert training to use correctly.
What do you make of this bride's requests? And if you were on the guest list, would you follow her dress code?
[H/T: Bored Panda]