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The term bridezilla is a combination of “bride” and Godzilla, describing a bride whose pursuit of a perfect wedding has no bounds. Bridezillas are commonly described as selfish, greedy, obnoxious, spoiled, and prone to spontaneous fits of rage. The Website http://Bridezilla.com's definition, however, opts for words like “attractive,” “confident,” and “not mediocre,” suggesting that bridezillas simply demand nothing less than excellence.

The first-known citation of the term was in the Boston Globe in 1995. Numerous stories on the subject have since been featured in various media. Television shows, including WEtv's Bridezillas, portray what can happen to a woman somewhere between “will you marry me” and “I do.” According to their portrayal, bridezillas exhibit three typical qualities: having high standards and expectations, wanting ...

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