Bridethulhu is the new Bridezilla

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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 shirts!

Comments on Bridethulhu is the new Bridezilla

  1. We’re having little chrocheted bride and groom-thulhus! (groom-thulhu has been decorating my fiance’s office for years in a variety of tiny hats).

    His sister is being totally awful about her wedding, so I said “I promise I won’t be a bridezilla like your sister… I’ll be bridethulhu!”

    This shirt is MINE!

  2. My soon to be hubby always calls me cutethulu, and this post has made my day! Best believe I am buying one of these shirts as soon as I get paid on friday!

  3. YES. Bridethulhu it is. That shirt will be mine. Oh yes. It will be mine.

    Also, I present you with this YouTube, a love song to Cthluhu, to the tune of Hey There Delilah:

    • omg… I heart this… Sharing on Facebook… You just made my day… 😀

  4. Most awesome creation ever. ^_^ All hail and sacrifice to the great Bridethulhu!

  5. OMFG! My wedding is Steampunk Cthulhu and now all I want is that shirt. I enjoyed the posted but when I got to that shirt I squealed so loud my violin practicing child came to see what was wrong! Lol

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