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Signs You’re a Control Freak

What do all Bridezillas have in common? They’re control freaks. They’ll scream, fight, and cause major drama to get what they want, when they want it. Could your wedding planning be taking a turn into Bridezilla territory? Check out these signs of a serious control freak.

You Insist Your Bridesmaids Wear the Same Color Nail Polish
Your bridesmaids are doing you a big enough favor by purchasing a teal chiffon dress you picked out that they’ll never wear again. The least you can do is let them choose their own nail polish (shoes, hair, and jewelry)! While you want every detail to be absolutely perfect, no one will be looking at the bridesmaids’ nails when you walk down the aisle.

Think that’s bad? Imagine putting your bridesmaids through intense boot camp to keep their weight in check like Bridezilla Ruby. Watch the video here.

Your Wedding Planner Fired You
It takes a lot for someone to walk away from a paycheck. So when a professional wedding planner can’t handle your Bridezilla-style demands and attitude, it’s time to step back and take a cold, hard look at your bridal behavior. Imagine how the vendors felt that were stuck with Bridezilla Danielle. She says in a recent blog post, “In many cases sanity didn’t seem to be an option in order for people to give me what I wanted.” Yikes. Bridezilla Tasha wishes she didn’t have to deal with anyone on her wedding day. What’s the fun in that?

You’d Rather Go Broke Than Not Have Everything You Want
Weddings cost a fortune, and sometimes brides need to just say no! Bridezilla Mia went way out of budget and had to skip her honeymoon. Unfortunately, wedding days go by in the blink of an eye, so keep your real life priorities straight.

You’ve Been Planning Your Wedding Since Before You Met Your Man
Hide the creepy scrapbook ASAP! All women dream of their big day, but hold off on calling the caterer until you’re actually engaged. Nicole, the self proclaimed “manipulative Bridezilla” (watch out for her!) says she secretly started planning her wedding when she first met Mike. Good thing he was up for the challenge.

You’d Rather Skip Sleep Than Let Someone Help You
From putting together gift bags for out-of-towners to stuffing invitation envelopes, teamwork is essential to getting wedding to-dos done. But some brides simply can’t hand over the reigns to friends and family in fear of something not being absolutely perfect. To avoid having to deal with details that could make control freaks spiral out of control, Bridezilla Tricia recommends, “…going to Vegas for a wedding; short and sweet… cut out the bull.”

Jessica Solloway is a Washington, DC based writer and producer. From wedding planning to work, dating to dieting (and everything in between), she enjoys writing about lifestyle topics women want to know about. Jessica received her degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Check out her blog, The Savvy Mrs.