Wedding planning can be a stressful business.
But it seems one bride-to-be has taken things to a whole new level.
Writing on Mamamia, one woman anonymously told all about her friend, Carol, who turned into a fiery bridezilla that even asked her bridesmaids to chip in for her $10,500 wedding dress after blowing her budget.
"I thought this would be a piece of cake, especially seeing as I was one of seven bridesmaids. Sadly, my joy quickly turned to utter despair," she wrote.
It started when Carol began asking for the bridesmaids' input on everything from buttonholes for the groomsmen, to table decorations.
Soon, Carol was sending emails to her bridesmaids at their workplaces, asking them to supply Excel spreadsheets that day with cake maker details, including price brackets, flavors, and an idea of "how prestigious" the cake maker was.
"I felt my blood start boiling. I have a full time job, for crying out loud, how am I meant to get all this info by then?" the bridesmaid wrote on Mamamia.
Other dramas included snarky emails if the bride's requests weren't followed up on time, and three consecutive weekends dedicated to an excruciating bridal dress hunt.
And what did she get for her efforts? An email from Carol asking her bridesmaids to each pitch in $150 towards the wedding gown, as if covering the costs involved with the wedding, such as accommodation, the hen's party, and three "spa days" the bride wanted before the wedding, weren't already enough.
"I nearly threw my phone across the room, such was the rage that consumed me," wrote the poor bridesmaid. "I'm starting to think I might have to bail on this wedding, and friendship."