10 Ways to Guarantee You Become a Bridezilla

No, really, we want to know everything about your big day.

You got the man of your dreams! You got the perfect ring! Now you just have to plan the ultimate wedding. Sounds like a piece of cake, right? Not so fast. Before you walk down the aisle, we have to warn you of a few missteps to avoid leading up to your big day — to make sure you stay a bride, and don't turn into a bridezilla.

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Constantly talk about your wedding

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Believe it or not, your wedding is not the center of everyone else's universe. So not everyone wants to hear every little detail about the millions of choices you need to make in the next few months. Just promise them an awesome party and leave it at that. If they want to know more, they'll ask. Be especially mindful around single friends because, sorry, they truly don't care. And whatever you do, don't compare your wedding to every other wedding you attend as a guest (at least not out loud).

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Make every single thing you see on Pinterest

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Pinterest might just be the best and worst thing that ever happened to weddings. Sure, it can be fun (and less expensive) to craft your own personalized items, but it can also be taxing on your free time — not to mention those friends and family members you enlist to help you make those adorable, yet annoying place cards from wine corks, among other DIY decor.

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Change your "theme" and/or color scheme... every day

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We know you want something vintage chic. Or maybe now it's modern glam. But then again, you're just a simple kind of girl, so you should probably get married in a barn and wear some cowboy boots. Ladies, just pick something. But make sure your theme or colors or whatever you want to call it, feels like you.

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Forget about your fiancé

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It's your day. Absolutely. But, see, there's this guy who's going to be waiting at the end of the aisle for you. And it's his day, too. He might actually care about whether you have or tell you he hates those yellow flowers you picked. and learn to compromise. We hear anyway.

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Ask way too much from your bridesmaids

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They are already throwing you a and a , wearing (and buying!) a , and listening to your meltdowns. Do you really have to tell them you want an ? Or put them on a fitness regimen before dress fittings? Or ? Be careful or you may not have anyone standing up there next to you. And don't forget a thank you gift.

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Blow your budget

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When it comes to , it’s now and still have an amazing day. If your head is in the clouds and you’re spending money aimlessly, you’re likely to upset some people. Namely, your fiancé and your parents, if they are . 

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Try every crazy crash diet out there

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Most brides want to look their best on one of the most important days of their life. And we can’t fault you for that, as long as you go about in a . Avoid — or any other "shedding for the wedding" methods that will make you irritable and intolerable to the rest of us.

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Tell everyone what they can/can't wear

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Don't worry, . You should totally be the center of attention. But when you start dictating how your bridesmaids can or can’t wear their hair, or tell your mother to tell your grandmother to tell your Uncle Ed not to wear his crazy red socks on your wedding day because they’ll clash with your flower color, you’re going a little too far.

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Choose an inconvenient time or place

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We know and can be fun for those who attend, but they take a lot of extra planning for your guests. And you definitely run the risk of excluding many individuals who can’t budget a big trip. Similarly, ! But you’re basically forcing your guests and wedding party to cut into their personal vacation days. Think about what’s most important to you, but don’t forget to .

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Lose sight of why you're getting married in the first place

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Remember the guy who got down on one knee? Remember how happy you make each other? Celebrate that.