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Dear Diane: ‘Bridezilla’ a spoiled brat

Diane Verhoeven King Features Syndicate

Dear Diane: Please help me. My fiance, family and friends are all conspiring to ruin my wedding day. No one understands that this is My Day and it must be perfect.

I have chosen a gown design and the designer is charging only $12,000. I’ve chosen the perfect cathedral. Because it is in another state, everyone will need to fly to attend the ceremony, but I think that is a small price to pay.

My parents refuse to pay for any of this, and my fiance, “Ted,” said he isn’t going to put a second mortgage on his condo to help with the cost. I am shocked and angry with Ted because of this. If he doesn’t support me now, how can I trust him to support me when we’re married?

Because the wedding will cost at least $75,000, I am asking everyone who attends to donate $500. Now my friends are saying they can’t afford to give me $500, travel out of state and then buy me a wedding gift. Don’t these people realize this is My Day? My Special Day?

I can’t see why everyone is trying to ruin my wedding. I can only think that the reason is because they are all jealous. What can I do to convince them to put aside their jealousy and support my vision? — Bride-to-Be in Birmingham

Dear Bridezilla:

I’ve seen my share of Bridezillas over the years, but you take the cake. There is nothing more trashy than forcing your family and friends to subsidize your puerile princess fantasies. I hope Ted’s eyes are opened to the kind of selfish child you are and has the good sense to dump you.

The rule of thumb when planning a wedding is to have the wedding you can afford. You shouldn’t go into debt for a wedding; for goodness sakes, don’t charge people to attend. Show some class.

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