Happy Friday from Fort Lauderdale! 

So before I talk about Mad Brides, can someone please explain to me how it’s already mid January?  2012 is already flying by!  It’ll be June before I know it!

So Diary of a Mad Bride (DMB) is a book I got as part of a secret Santa exchange I did with four of my closest friends from undergrad.  All five of us live in different parts of the country and are usually able to meet up during the holidays, but unfortunately, this year was a little different.  I did get to see all five of them at some point but not all together.  You’ll be hearing more about them, as they’re all bridesmaids in my wedding!

Anyway, back to DMB.  Jiggy (real name Jigna) was my secret Santa, and she knows me SO well.  My gift consisted of various dark chocolates, a pedicure kit, a wonderful smelling candle, and a few wedding related things, including DMB.

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DMB is a MUST READ (yes, it’s that good) for any woman who is currently a bride, was a bride at some point, or someday longs to be a bride. 

We’ve all heard of the term bridezilla.  Yeah, I don’t like it!  While I think some brides can definitely lose their cool during the planning process and act psychotic, I think it’s unfair to call someone a bridezilla every time she gets upset.  Weddings are stressful and it’s 100% normal to cry, yell, and be upset a few times.  This is one of the most important days of your life we’re talking about!

So DMB follows the journey of a bride-to-be, Amy, through the nine months leading up to her wedding.  Amy is one of those girls who scoffed at the thought of marriage before her boyfriend proposed, and the instant he did, she started doing and saying things she never thought possible.  She actually cared about her wedding!  Imagine that!

This book had me laughing out loud the entire time.  There were so many things she talked about that have happened to me over the past few months, from freak out moments with my family to an argument with Vishnu in the parking lot of a jewelry store.  After reading this book, I honestly felt relieved!  “I’m not the only emotional, sometimes crazy bride out there!”

I know I say a lot of things are wonderful, but this book is truly a gem!  As I told one of my best friends the other day, I am making all of my girlfriends read this book when it’s their turn to get married! 

And a special thanks to Jiggy for gifting me with this book.  Like I said, she knows me well enough to recognize that this was exactly what I needed!


And speaking of knowing me, look at what the groom-to-be made me for dinner last night.

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This would be a spinach, roasted red pepper and pepper jack grilled cheese!  Delicious!

In over six years of dating, this is probably the 2nd or 3rd time Vishnu’s cooked for me on his own.  After last night’s grilled cheese, I know that will change very soon. Smile

Have a wonderful weekend!

Any mad bride stories to share?!

By Parita

0 thoughts on “Diary of a Mad Bride”
  1. haha, like Shanna, I thought you were sharing some persnoal Mad Bride stories. I could write that book just by the amount of weddings I’m in this year, I’m surrounded by brides 😉

  2. I love grilled cheese type sandwiches, and i love pepper jack cheese. oh, i was such a bridezilla, cried, screamed, yelled. I didn’t want my parents inviting their friends who I just said hi to due to the unforseen cost of per head. I just wanted close friends and relatives, but you know how INdian weddings are.

  3. As easygoing as I am, I am more than certain I will exhibit a number of bridezilla qualities when my time comes….stressed & an overwhelmed khushboo can be a scary sight ;)! I might jst read the book now- sounds like a fun read!

    1. You totally should read this now. It’s funny how I was reading this thinking, “Wow she is a little nuts!,” when I’m pretty sure I’ve acted a similar way a few times. Oh well, it happens to the best of us!

  4. Wow – sounds like a fun book! I don’t think I was a bridezilla for my wedding but I think internalised all my stress which caused my hair to fall out a week before the wedding! Yep, true story.

    Moral: So don’t stress 😛 (I am sure you will be perfectly fine when you have such a cute hubby to make those delicious sandwiches for you!!! Yum!!)

    1. Oh no! I have a feeling my stress will show in the form of zits! I’m trying my best to not stress though – so far it’s been a fun experience!

  5. I bet I would LOVE that book. Sometimes I watch Bridezillas and just shake my head in disbelief. Too funny.

    And that sandwich is so impressive. You found a keeper my friend! I’m envious of his cooking skills.

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