Don’t look lost; Groomzilla is the exact meaning of Bridezilla.
…A man whose behaviour in planning the details of his wedding is regarded as obsessive or intolerably demanding.
Men are hardly fastidious about wedding preparations; it is women who are more energetic about it.
However, one groom is giving bridezillas a run for their money, as he is making incredible conditions for his wedding guests.
The 29-year-old man, though he used the word ‘we’ (his bride and him), sent out wedding invitations to their guests. The invitation had included the dress code for the event. The guests were to be dressed formally, ‘white tie.’ Furthermore, no guest was permitted to dye his/her hair, no flat shoes, no visible tattoos, and no piercing.
And in addition, if anyone had a problem with the conditions, they should feel free to decline the invitation, because they’d hired a professional photographer for the event, so everyone and everything must look perfect.
The couple’s parents and friends reached out to them in response to the strict conditions of the dress code, asking that they be more flexible, but the pair firmly refused.
Need we tell this couple that they are about to enter into matrimony where they will find themselves constantly compromising and tolerating each other?
One of their mothers wanted to wear a cocktail style dress, but the couple promptly warned her against wearing it, that it was a ‘white tie’ affair and nothing less. And a family friend who wanted to bring flat shoes to change into was also told that she couldn’t do that.
This earned the groom ‘a***hole’ title from friends, as well as other unflattering comments. The groom went to put himself under more fire by going on Reddit to report that he and his bride are receiving unfair backlash over their choice dress codes.
“One thing we are really looking forward to is our wedding shoot,” the groom said. “We have spent a large amount of our own money on a photographer who we hired after weeks of research and shopping recommendations. The photographer is highly, highly sought after in our area and we were lucky to book him last year in advance. So naturally we are taking this seriously.”
“In our opinion,” he continued, “while wearing knee-length dresses and suits (rather than a tux) might be appropriate for ‘day to day life,’ they will doubtlessly look out of place at a wedding that is supposed to be fully formal.”
His post received a number of comments and majority were not in support of his strict wedding conditions.
Someone commented, “Requiring heels is incredibly ableist on top of sexist (and if floor length gowns are a must, who would even notice flats under the dress?), and some guests may not feel comfortable disclosing health concerns that prevent wearing them (heels) for a full night.”
Another person added, “Insisting on strictly enforcing it is even more so. It’s one thing for people who regularly go to such events and another if you require people to buy a whole new expensive outfit just for your wedding.”
Let us know what you think.
Racheal Niza-Val is a Nigerian writer and author. She seeks to use her pen to do only three things. Entertain, Educate, and Enthrall.