Bridethulhu is the new Bridezilla

By on Aug. 28th

We're totally sick of the term Bridezilla, but there's no denying that as you grind your way through wedding planning, it can be helpful to have a term for that rage-filled, insane creature that bubbles up in your mind at times.

And now, courtesy of Offbeat Bride Tribe member Ladyphae and her fiance, we finally have our new term:

My biggest fear is becoming a Bridezilla of epic proportions. My wonderful fiance swears that I could never be one no matter how hard I try — and that Bridethulhu would be a much more fitting epithet. It made me laugh and things like that are one of the reasons I am marrying the beast.

There you have it! Old and busted: Bridezilla. The new hotness: BRIDETHULHU!

For those unfamiliar with H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu character, here's a little back-story courtesy of Wikipedia:

H. P. Lovecraft's initial short story, "The Call of Cthulhu", was published in Weird Tales in 1928. Described as resembling "…an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature…. A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque scaly body with rudimentary wings," the imprisoned Cthulhu is apparently the source of constant anxiety for mankind at a subconscious level.

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"The source of constant anxiety at a subconscious level" pretty much exactly sums up my wedding planning experience. BRIDETHULHU: BEGONE!

And yes, of course there are Bridethulhu tshirts, available in a range of colors and sizes, up to 3X: