I guess what gets me about it isn't that she didn't want a courthouse wedding. Hey, I wouldn't either. And she doesn't really seem like a bridezilla bent on a BWW to me. It's that she was the part about letting it be known that her parents didn't want to pay for their own daughter's wedding. Yes, it was the husband who did it, but she seems quite proud of him for doing so (this was apparently an "appropriate" situation for him to get "agressive"). If I called BF hysterical like that (which I wouldn't, but assuming I did), his first thought wouldn't be to drive down and blackmail my parents into paying more, nor would I appreciate it if he did. He would be suggesting that we save money and pay for it ourselves. No, she didn't have to settle, but she could have just told her parents "I'd rather do the wedding my way, and if that means paying for it myself, so be it. If you want to contribute still, we'll be very grateful." Instead her husband basically said give us a better budget or we'll make everybody think you're cheap and tacky. That's where I'd say she and her husband are in the wrong, they handled how the courthouse wedding was turned down badly.