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How to Tell Your Friend She's Transformed into a Bridezilla

Has planning her wedding turned your friend into a bridezilla? Here's how to tell her she's driving you crazy, without inviting her wrath.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Let her know you understand she's stressed out and voice your concerns in the context of "I feel" as opposed to "you are"; it sounds less accusatory.
  • Step 2: If nothing else works, get the other bridesmaids together and stage an intervention. She might feel like you are ganging up on her, but when telling your friend she's transformed into a bridezilla, there can be safety in numbers.
  • FACT: A third of women polled in a British survey said they would choose an overweight friend as a bridesmaid to make them appear thinner as they walk down the aisle.
  • Step 3: Stay calm as you tell your friend she's transformed into a bridezilla. Losing your temper will only make things worse.
  • Step 4: Confront her in person. Your message can be easily taken the wrong way in a text message or e-mail -- and you won't be able to defend yourself or diffuse the situation.
  • Step 5: Hints not working? Prepare to tell your friend she's transformed into a bridezilla. Wait for a time when she's relaxed -- or as relaxed as she can be. Keep in mind the most dangerous time to call out a bridezilla is when she's acting like one!
  • TIP: Don't wait too long to confront her: the day before the wedding is no time to tell her she's been driving you crazy for months.
  • Step 6: Drop hints that she's behaving badly: whenever she makes an unreasonable demand, smile sweetly and ask her who she is and what she's done with your friend.

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