Unlike many brides, Victoria Grantham says she never wanted a big, traditional wedding. In fact, the mere idea of donning a puffy white dress and playing leading lady in a family wedding filled her not with daydreams but with dread. She'd prefer to "slip quietly into married life." So when her fiance Jay proposed, she suggested they elope.
But since Jay wanted a big extravagant soiree, she let him plan their entire wedding for 200+ guests. The bride's anxiety continued (culminating in a nightmare where she walks down the aisle in her birthday suit sans vows) and the groom shielded her from issues including bridesmaid dresses and floral arrangements, but the actual wedding went off without a hitch.
As Grantham puts it, "My husband and I are married not because I said, 'I do,' but because he said, 'I'll do it.'"
With groomzillas on the rise, we have to wonder if we'll be seeing more of this phenomenon. And if this means that weddings with themes like "Wedding Crashers" or "Lost" might be on the horizon.
Tell us! Would you trust your fiance to plan the entire wedding? Or would you prefer to elope?