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No, really, you DON'T have to be a happy bride all the time

"I think there can be a HUGE amount of pressure for brides to be happy 100% of the time. If they're not, they're called bridezillas. Working in mental health, this expectation that I needed to feel a certain way 100% of the time immediately ground my gears." How do you deal when the pressure rises to always be a happy bride?

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How do we fight the sexist and insensitive term "Bridezilla"?

I was met with was a multitude of articles with instructions on how to avoid becoming a Bridezilla, but none with helpful tips on how to avoid frustration at continually being called one. The bottom line for me is this: Being called a Bridezilla, warranted or not, seems very sexist and insensitive. So, how do we fight this deeply rooted concept?

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Let's challenge online bridal drama with "Operation: This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things!"

It's not hard to find wedding snark on the web. And I don't disagree with the fact that there is a lot to dislike about the Wedding Industrial Complex and about how it makes some people behave. Maybe I just hang out with good people, both online and off, but in my experience, most brides genuinely are happy anyone wants to be a part of their wedding and would never want to take advantage of those people.