‘Bridezillas’ is an American reality television series that airs on WE tv. The series first premiered on June 1, 2004. In 2001, the first two seasons were produced, and they premiered on Metro TV. In 2004, the show started with its debut on WE tv. Later on, it became one of the most famous and highest rated programs on WE tv.
‘Bridezillas’ revolves around women who are brides-to-be. After their engagements, they get busy picking wedding attires, location and other formalities that it some details get left out leading for them to neglect their fashion planning for the big day. Numerous engaged women showcase their journeys from the first day of meeting their partners to their marriage days. These women are ready to cross boundaries if anyone gets in the way of their wedding.
The name “Bridezilla” is derived from the combination of fictional rampaging monster named “Godzilla” and the word “bride” making us understand how tough and impossible a bride can be. This word was used for the first time by a Boston Globe writer, Diane White, in 1995. Although the article was centered around tacky brides and the problems they caused on their wedding day, the term never really caught on to pop culture until this 2004 show aired. There have been plenty of films that have based their plots on this trope as well, most famously ‘Bride Wars’ where Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson‘s characters end a lifelong friendship just because their weddings had been booked on the same day at the Plaza Hotel.
‘Bridezillas’ has been a smashing hit with the audiences due to the absolutely crazy antics of the brides that we get to see, which frankly, are somewhat relatable as well. That’s why it has had 12 successful season till now. The question now is, will there be a ‘Bridezillas’ season 13? We will answer that question, but first let’s look into the details of the series.
Bridezillas Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of ‘Bridezillas’ keeps changing each season since the show’s format focuses on the various meltdowns and tantrums thrown by the brides to be. Therefore, the narrators Mindy Burbano, Laura Halperin, and Jamie Zimmer are present in all the seasons, but in each season we see new brides.
In season 13, we will get to witness more shenanigans, greater fits, and more drama from the brides who cannot stand anything going wrong on their wedding day, and literally throw a fit at the smallest of things.
What is Bridezillas About?
The plot of ‘Bridezillas’ is basically about women knowing what they want on their wedding day and trying to ensure, everyone and everything meets their expectation, no matter what the cost. The show is defined on the network, saying, “Bridezillas celebrates the craziest, most over-the-top brides wreaking wedding day hell with epic meltdowns, family feuds & social media wars! As they take the plunge to the altar, they vow no one will get in the way of their ‘perfect’ day!”
The format of the series basically shows two brides in every episode. We are introduced to the bride and groom, who tell us about themselves and how they fell in love leading up to the marriage. Having received some background into their love lives, we form our own notions of how these people might be. Then, soon after, when the wedding preparations start, we see how the brides really are.
Over a series of interactions and events, ranging from catering to the flower decorations, and important things like wedding dresses and bridesmaids, we see these brides losing their minds and taking it out on those around them if things do not go exactly as planned. The bride is mostly shown to be uncontrollable, bullying, and often emotional. The story ends with the wedding itself, and a post-wedding interview with the married couple. Since each episode runs into the other, there is a continuation of narratives. For example, bride A’s wedding’s conclusion and bride B’s wedding preparations start in narrative tandem, as each bride’s story is told over two episodes.
The question that really arises is whether the portrayal of brides as these ridiculous caricatures, stomping around, making demands, which is accompanied by cartoonish sound effects on the show, is accurate or not. There have been arguments made that the stereotype of the bridezilla is promoted by the pressures of the wedding industrial complex that urges women from a very early age to try and picture a perfect wedding as if it will be a ticket to their happiness. Questions have also been raised that the bridezilla stereotype is derogatory, as women are always unrealistically expected to play the ‘Cool Girl’ as Amy so brilliantly put it in ‘Gone Girl’. If a woman has dreamed of her dream wedding, she has every right to get upset when things do not go her way, and considering a wedding dress and bridesmaids are pretty important aspects of a traditional wedding, anything going wrong with these is a legitimate crisis and the bride’s reaction seems justified.
However, what the show tries to do is add a little comic element to the reactions of the bride. Their intention is not to malign, but to make the bride’s reactions seem relatable, something we or our known ones might do if things do not go to plan on our wedding day. Moreover, the show is even more interesting now as it takes a look at the effect of social media on weddings since every moment is captured and a social media presence has to be maintained for that extra bit of validation. Furthermore, nothing can go wrong because it might land up on social media and then that genie is never going back in the bottle. ‘Bridezillas’ deftly shows how brides have arguably become even more exacting after social media began playing a major part in weddings.
Hopefully, in the upcoming season, we will see the show continue in a similar fashion as the brides continue to put their best foot forward trying to have the perfect wedding, failing to realize the simple point that the actualization of the wedding will never be as perfect as the conceptualizing of it. Nonetheless, this does not prevent them from bulldozing anyone or anything that gets in the way of their special perfect day.
Bridezillas Season 13 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘Bridezillas’ Season 12 premiered on March 15, 2019. As far as the next season goes, we don’t have an official announcement yet. Though considering the popularity of the show, we would be surprised if it doesn’t get renewed. If the show does get renewed, ‘Bridezillas’ season 13 can release sometime in March 2020. We will update this section as soon as we hear more.
‘Bridezillas’ Season 13 does not have an official trailer yet. However, you can check out the trailer for Season 12 to get a better idea of what the show is about.
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