Groomzillas: Yes, they exist - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Groomzillas: Yes, they exist

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

You've may have heard of the bridezilla or been unlucky enough to witness one with your own two eyes: the cake smashing, always agitated, incredibly opinionated, princess in white cracking under the pressure of her big day.

And while it's hard to believe there would ever be a male equivalent, there is.

The groomzilla: just as terrifying as his female counterpart, always in control, or really out of control, and detail obsessed.

Jeff Trinci, the creator of the Groom's List -- a men's wedding advice website, describes the groomzilla is a fairly new phenomenon. As older men marry and pick up a larger chunk of the bill, they want more of a say. And sometimes, the stress of the wedding takes over.

A study done by the research marketing firm Mintel shows, 32 percent of men find wedding planning overwhelming. It is a not-so-surprising reality considering that same study showed: 39 percent of men are mostly responsible for picking the ceremony site, 25 percent have to choose the bridal party gifts, and a whopping 19 percent of men are in charge of choosing the bride's wedding dress.

Need a visual? Music superstar Kanye West is engaged to Kim Kardashian. Jordanna Lippe of In Touch magazine says that Kanye's recent philosophy is go big or go home. She says he's a total groomzilla, he's into details, and he wants it to be the fashion event of the year. So he's in control of the guest list and Kim's dress. Lippe says Kanye's over-the-top proposal at AT&T Ball Park in San Fransisco is as a prime example of Kanye's "go big or go home" approach.

And he isn't the only one.

How about Brad Pitt? Sure, he's been married before so he shouldn't fit the mold. But he, like many celebrity men, is a control freak -- and that's not something he can turn off when the wedding bells chime.

"Celebrity men want to have total control of their lives and their careers -- so when it comes time to getting married, of course they are going to want total control over that," Lippe says. "It just seems to be very popular in the celebrity world that men are becoming groomzillas."

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • PETA protests Central Park horse-drawn carriages

    PETA protests Central Park horse-drawn carriages

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:08:12 GMT
    Chanting the mayor's name in appreciation, some 50 demonstrators protested horse-drawn carriages in the city on Thursday. The protest was organized by PETA and NYCLASS after a horse fell on the corner of 5th Avenue and 59th Street Wednesday. The protestors said the horse was spooked by a bus and cited witness accounts who shot some video. The horse that fell is 15-year-old Spartacus.
    Chanting the mayor's name in appreciation, some 50 demonstrators protested horse-drawn carriages in the city on Thursday. The protest was organized by PETA and NYCLASS after a horse fell on the corner of 5th Avenue and 59th Street Wednesday. The protestors said the horse was spooked by a bus and cited witness accounts who shot some video. The horse that fell is 15-year-old Spartacus.
  • Superstorm Sandy

    NYU Langone unveils rebuilt emergency room

    NYU Langone unveils rebuilt emergency room

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:54:40 GMT
    A year and a half after Superstorm Sandy hit New York, a major city emergency facility that was destroyed finally fully reopened Thursday — with waterproof walls. Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined Mayor Bill de Blasio and other dignitaries to celebrate the emergency complex at the NYU Langone Medical Center, which is now triple the size of the old one and equipped with the latest technology.
    A year and a half after Superstorm Sandy hit New York, a major city emergency facility that was destroyed finally fully reopened Thursday — with waterproof walls. Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined Mayor Bill de Blasio and other dignitaries to celebrate the emergency complex at the NYU Langone Medical Center, which is now triple the size of the old one and equipped with the latest technology.
  • Princeton University giving town $24M

    Princeton University giving town $24M

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:33:55 GMT
    Princeton University has agreed to contribute more than $24 million over the next seven years to the town of Princeton. The deal was announced Thursday and is set for consideration by the town government's approval on Monday. The university and town officials frame it was as a way to resolve an age-old issue in college towns where much of the land is university-owned and thus tax-exempt.
    Princeton University has agreed to contribute more than $24 million over the next seven years to the town of Princeton. The deal was announced Thursday and is set for consideration by the town government's approval on Monday. The university and town officials frame it was as a way to resolve an age-old issue in college towns where much of the land is university-owned and thus tax-exempt.
Powered by WorldNow

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices