So I asked a close friend of mine to be my bridemaid (one of 4) she has kindly gifted us money as a wedding present to purchase our bridesmaid dresses - which we are now regretting and tempted to gift it back to her.
Over the past week she has been a nightmare, she has complained about being available late afternoon the day before the wedding to run through timings as she was planning on coming down the morning of - we are getting married at 12pm and need her for hair and make up.... she has complained about not getting a discount (they have already been given out to relatives) and feels our venue is being stingy not giving her discount (apparently her wedding two years ago gave everyone a discount) my argument is that they are lucky they have the options of accommodation at the venue - we almost went for a venue without accommodation, i have also said it's not compulsory for them stay at the venue, as it's a coastal town, they have a number of hotels that are at an affordable rate.
She has then complained that she doesnt like our colour scheme and that our bridesmaid dresses will make her look like a strawberry dessert (it wont, all bridemaid and mums and nans love them - it's a graceful dress from asos)
I only found this out because she called my dad up slagging everything off and complaining - she has also been complaining to other guests which has sent me through the roof!
She has also been calling MOH constantly complaining about all the above and demanding to plan the hen do - sister (MOH) and I have already sorted it and know what we are doing.
Basically I would love to tell her to step down and attend as just a guest as it seems to be a rather differcult job for her, shes caused me a number of anxiety attacks in the last 72 hours and I can't cope with her.
BRIDES... could I have your advise please on what you would do/handle the situation.
I have already explained to her a few bits but she just doesnt want to listen and I've been really good by keeping my girls in the loop with any big dicisions.