Bride's name & age: Andrea, 27
Bride's occupation: Teller
Groom's name & age: Jason, 29
Groom's occupation: Machinist
Honeymoon date and location: Jamaica
How long have you been dreaming of your wedding day and what was/is your dream wedding? Honestly, as a little girl I always thought a big wedding would be amazing. However, I never really thought about it growing up. That is, until I met Jason. After we started dating, I told my family I was going to either marry him or kill him. It's been since we have been dating that I became wedding crazy. My dream wedding is all my family and friends being there and there being NO DRAMA! That's why it's a dream. Because there is always drama. I have never had a day that is all about me and that's what I am looking for. A day to be a princess.
Approx. Wedding Budget: $15,000. However, I am already over!
Who's paying for the wedding? We have some help from my mom and family, and Jason's mothers. Zero help from his loser father.
Who's in charge of the budget? Of course, myself.
What happens if you go over budget? One rule, don't tell the groom!
Who chose the rings? What's the story behind the rings? I told Jason from the get go to not get me a ring unless it was a past, present, future ring. So, he did. And not only that, but he had his grandmother's ring made into a ring for me. As for the wedding bands, he picked out his and I picked out mine without him. I was getting the one I wanted!
How long have you been planning the wedding? About 18 months
How helpful has the groom been (or not) in the planning process? He helps with what he is allowed to help with. Sometimes he takes a while though to do things he's supposed to.
Are you trying to lose weight before the wedding? How are you going about that? What's your goal? Not trying to lose any weight, just not trying to gain any by staying away from fast food. I had it earlier today!
Tell us about your future in-laws. How do you get along with them? How does the groom get along with your parents? I cannot stand my future father-in-law. He lacks common sense and he drives me nuts. He promised to pay for the rehearsal dinner and then he took it back. I am pissed at him! Love both of his mothers, although his stepmother can be a handful at times. He gets along good with my mom.
Tell us about your family. How have they been involved in the planning? My mom is not a party planner by any means. She kind of just stays out of it and lets me do my thing. I do more with the grooms stepmother than any one. My father is not involved at all because he is not invited!
What's the worst thing that could go wrong on your wedding day? The groom being drunk.
How do you typically handle stressful situations in regards to your wedding? So far, I think I have been ok besides the incident with the soon to be, father in law. He is gonna be the death of me.
Define the type of bride you will be. I think I will be demanding. I know how I want this day to go and will expect it to be that way.
Of your friends, who is the straightest shooter-who will always tell you the truth, no matter how bad it may be? Definitely, my maid of honor, Angie.
Tell us any dilemmas or stressful moments regarding the below details of the wedding. What happened? How was it resolved?
Location: The wedding got called off for a bit. In the process, we lost the church. They told me if they rebooked it, they would give the deposit back. They didn't keep their word and I lost my money.
Wedding party: My bridesmaid Sarah, took her sweet time ordering her dress. I posted a comment on facebook about how it's bridesmaids to make the bride go crazy and she saw it. I didn't care. She should have gotten her dress when she said she was going to.
In laws: The soon to be father-in-law is, excuse my language, on the top of my shi* list still. He said he would pay for the rehearsal dinner and then took back his word. Now we have to pay for it, so, I cut all of his guests from the rehearsal.
What's the story of how you got engaged? Nothing to it really. It was Valentine's Day 2007 and I was sitting in my pajamas on the computer. He came home from work, spun my chair around, and was down on one knee. It was simple!
What do you love the most about your husband to be? He can make me laugh at the dumbest things.
What does he love about you? I would think that I will do anything and everything for him.
What's your biggest pet peeve about your husband to be? When he puts his feet on me. I want to punch him when he does that!
When you disagree, what is it usually about, and how do you handle it? It's usually him not wanting to hear about wedding stuff lately and I just tell him to shut up because it has to be done.
What disagreements have come up about the wedding? He didn't want a limo and I did. So, we got a limo. He thinks spending a couple grand on a photographer is crazy and I told him to shut up, it's all we will have left after the day. He wanted a traditional ceremony and I didn't and he halfway got his way. not alot of disagreements cause i tell him once and that's that.
Has the engagement/wedding ever beed called off, or in jeopardy? If so, what happened and how did it get resolved? Yes, it was called off at the end of February because his priorities were out of whack. It was cars and motorcycles and drinking with the boys. It was resolved by being apart for a few months. He finally realized what he was missing out on and turned himself around.
In what ways have you shown Bridezilla behavior during the wedding planning? The soon to be father-in-law said he couldn't afford a tux and he was just going to wear an OLD suit he owned. I was screaming at him telling him he will wear a tux to match the wedding party or he is not to attend the wedding. Said the father of the groom WILL be in a tux. You Make the decision!
Who tends to bring out the Bridezilla behavior in you? Definitely, the soon to be father-in-law. He is a damn idiot!
When things aren't going your way in regards to the details of how you want your wedding, how do you handle it? I complain to my groom and make him handle it.
Do you have any events, meetings or work planned within that week before your wedding day? Hair coloring appointment, eyebrows to be done and peticure and manicure. Other than that, I am already off work that week!