Bridezilla-dom has become a common phenomenon. If you are one of the very few who haven't heard of it here is a simple explanation: Whilst the newly engaged female is under pre-wedding planning pressure she turns into a perfectionist with mood swings, unreasonable demands and quite simply un-pleasant. Some have called her a 'monster.'
The UK posses the worst of of these monsters. Her name is Chantel and she is proud to be a 'tough bridezilla'.
Check this out for a list of demands:
Chantel put her bridesmaids on a strict diet before her big day, weighed and measured them every two weeks and even sent them to boot camp to tone up.
The shameless 24-year-old says: "I am very proud to be the UK's worst Bridezilla. To be the perfect Bridezilla you need to be ruthless, business-like and never ever take 'No' for an answer. I am a perfectionist and so everything and everyone had to measure up - literally.
"My guests had to be the right size, shape and look good enough to be invited to my perfect day.
"People may think my demands were over the top but I couldn't care less."
Chantel became the ultimate bride from hell when Quentin proposed last year.
"The second I got to a computer, I sent an email to my two bridesmaids asking for them to send me a full-length photograph of themselves. I hadn't seen them for years, as they live abroad, so I needed to see what their figures were like and if they would suit my wedding party."
Chantel set about making a spreadsheet of their weights and measurements, giving them a strict diet to follow until her big day.
She says: "Their dresses were being made in London, and neither of them was available for fittings. So every fortnight I insisted they sent me their weights, measurements and a full-length photo so I could see their progress.
"They both needed to shift a few pounds so I made them go on a starch-free diet and sent them a spreadsheet of foods they could eat, with calorie listings. I stuck to the same diet. It only seemed fair I should do it if I was forcing them to."
Chantel, from Chiswick, West London, warned her bridesmaids that if they did not tone up and drop a dress size, they would be dropped from the wedding.
She says: "There was no way I was going to have a chubby bridesmaid ruin my photographs. I was working too hard to make everything perfect to allow someone else's greed or laziness ruin my day. So just in case my bridesmaids weren't sticking to their diets, I also paid for them to exercise daily with a boot camp instructor.
"I ordered all the men in the wedding party to go on a beer-free diet. Beer bellies were not going to feature in my wedding pictures."
In fact, no one escaped Chantel's outrageous demands - she gave her approval to the outfit of every guest at the wedding and made them have professional hair and make-up. Chantel says: "I set a strict dress code for them and demanded to see their outfits before the day. Aunts and cousins were instructed to arrive without make-up. I hired make-up artists and hairdressers to see to them."
Not only did Chantel control all aspects of the wedding, she also made sure the pre-wedding fun was under her watchful eye. She says: "I decided Quentin and I would have joint stag and hen parties in London, as I didn't trust girls not to flirt with my man. I wanted to see what he and his friends were up to, so I knew there'd be no funny business."
She wrote the vows for herself and her husband-to-be, and re-wrote Quentin's wedding speech because she did not like his first draft. She says: "It simply wasn't romantic or gushing enough. So I made it all about me.
"When I look at photographs of our wedding day, I am so pleased I spent so long controlling everything. Some of my friends were so impressed with my tough Bridezilla attitude that they've asked me for help on planning their weddings."
Chantel believes that every girl who wants the perfect wedding has to be the same.
She says: "In every bride-to-be, there is a Bridezilla waiting to come out. If you embrace it, you are guaranteed to have the most wonderful, well-planned day of your dreams."
Quentin says: "I love my wife dearly and knew our wedding day was going to be all about her. I did everything I could to make it extra special, even though I didn't agree with the joint stag party and her writing my speech. "But it made her happy and stopped any tears and tantrums - that's all that counts."
source: The Sun UK