Bride’s Name & Age: Daphne, 20
Bride’s Occupation: College Student (Cosmotology & Photography)
Groom’s Name & Age: Andrew, 27
Groom’s Occupation: United States Navy Military Police & UPS
How long have your been dreaming of your wedding day? I’ve been dreaming of my dream wedding since the day my beautiful face came into this world! My dream wedding is looking extremely sexy and being the envy of everyone in the room. I don’t care if Tyra Banks is sitting in the front pew with nothing but a Very Sexy Miraculous Push Up Bra and Panties on, I’m hot and I know it. I don’t want all the fairytale crap. I want everyone to be up and partying! It’s a not a funeral. I don’t care if I have to drag every single person on the dance floor, my wedding is going to be remembered! I’ll do whatever it takes to have a bombass wedding!
Approx. Wedding Budget: Undecided. We are just getting whatever we want pretty much. Around $25,000.
Who’s Paying for Wedding? My parents… duh.
Who’s in Charge of Budget? ME!
What happens if you go over budget? Nothing! I’m the bride so everyone just wants to make me happy because they all know what happens when I don’t get my way!
Describe your dream wedding dress: The one I have. Why would I settle for anything less? It’s the most gorgeous dress ever.
Who chose the rings? What’s the story behind the rings? I chose the rings because I have the best taste. Although, so does my fiancé or else I won’t be marrying him. The story behind the rings… um…. My ring has a heart-shaped diamond because my Dad gave me a claddagh ring which stands for love, loyalty and trust. He gave me the ring to remind me of the foundation that him and my mom have. So it was basically an inspiration to find the same elements in the relationship I have with whoever I decided to marry.
# of guests attending: 150-200
# in Wedding Party (Bridesmaids, Flower Girl. Groomsmen, ring bearer, etc.) : 18
How long have you been planning the wedding: I started planning the wedding about a month after Drew and I first started dating. So about year and half, if you think I’m kidding, you are so wrong. I’ve even had hives because wedding planning is just to sooooo stressful!
How helpful has the groom been (or not) in the planning process? Ha! Drew is amazing in everything he does… except wedding planning. When I ask him to help me with something, his signature line is “Baby, I trust you. You just pick out whatever you want and I’ll be happy.” Ugh. But then he interrupts me when I’m busy with wedding stuff. So to make things easier, I’ve bought him a new pistol so he can go out and play cowboy while I work my ass off!
Are you trying to lose weight before the wedding? How are you going about that? What’s your goal? I’m not on a diet, but I want to get all toned up. I’m already hot but I wanna be a BOMBSHELL for my wedding so Drew is teaching me how to play tennis and it’s going amazing! I’ve only been playing for a week but I already know I could put Venus to shame!
Tell us about your family. How have they been involved in the planning process? My family is amazing! They are all a bit wild and unpredictable and my mom will say anything that’s on her mind, maybe that’s where I got it from! Since I’m 1,200 miles away, my family has been doing all my footwork and money makers. My mom sends me a check at least every week!
Who are your most/least favorite celebrity brides and why? My most favorite celebrity bride would have to be Gwen Stefani. She's gorgeous and her style is just out there yet still fabulous. My least favorite “celebrity” bride is Heidi Montag. Her wedding was about as disturbingly disgusting as her boobs.
What’s the worst thing that could go wrong on your wedding day? The worst thing that could go wrong on my wedding day would have to be looking ugly. Seriously. My bridesmaid could show up with horse crap in their hair and I wouldn’t care as long as they didn’t make me smell bad. It’s all about me.
What’s been your biggest stress since you started planning the wedding? My biggest stress since I started planning the wedding would have to be EVERYTHING. Seriously. From the location to the date to the venues to my in-laws. It’s about to drive me insane!
How do you typically handle stressful situations in regards to your wedding? I typically yell, call my mom, go shopping then sweet talk my way into getting what I want… in that order.
Define the type a bride you will be: Definitely neurotic and emotional. I’m oober paranoid that people are out to get me! And on top of that people just like to make me upset. Seriously. I’ve always kinda been emotional because people often hurt my feelings, but I’m not the emotional type that cries. I typically yell. This typically happens a few times a day. Example: I wanted Drew to take a picture of me, but he was doing it wrong and I looked ugly. He said, “I don’t think you even know what you want.” Oh boy! I yelled at him for a good 15 minutes and told him to go away, pouted on the floor for about 20 minutes then yelled at him for leaving me when he should been trying harder.
Tell us any dilemmas or stressful moments regarding the below details of the wedding. What happened? How was it resolved?
Cake: Well I’ve changed the shape and color numerous times and so far the baker has been oober sweet. I just don’t know how she’ll feel if I do it a couple days before the wedding. I’ve known her for a long time so she knows how I get.
Location: Ugh. I’ve had to switch venues more times than I can count. I can’t just have any venue, it has to be big and have a bar. And I keep switching it because I just get bored with them and I have a sneaky tactic. Since we’re so far away, all the venues haven’t made us sign the form or put down a deposit so it’s no loss for me.
Dress: Well I was gonna wear my mom’s dress but it’s old school so I’m making my own dress by combining the two together. I don’t sew and I don’t know what the hell I’m doing but it’s been fun.
Budget: We haven’t set a budget because that’s just crazy. Prices are always changing so we just decided to buy whatever we want and when we are broke that means we can’t spend anymore.
The Groom: He’s pretty much perfect. Be jealous. The only problem is that he’s going to be deployed soon so that’s kinda sad but I just don’t think about it.
Family: I love my family! They will do anything my little heart desires!
What’s the story of how you got engaged? Drew and I went to the Navy Formal Ball and after we danced a couple songs he said he wanted to leave, I was kinda annoyed because I wanted to stay. We decided to take a few pictures before we left and as we were taking pictures Drew got on one knee and was playing with his sock so I yelled at him and told him to hurry up so we could finish taking pictures well just then he pulled out the ring and asked me to marry him and I don’t know why but I slapped his arm and started laughing… Haha… Not the perfect proposal but it was perfect to us.
What do you love the most about your husband-to-be? I love how Drew is so patient and understanding. I can be yelling and acting like a complete crazy person and he just stays calms because he knows that I often flip out over the smallest things.
What does he love about you? I’d probably have to say how loving I am. I’m uber afraid of rejection so I don’t like to get close to people. But once I let you in, I’m the sweetest person you’ll ever meet.
What’s your biggest pet peeve about your husband to be? My biggest pet peeve about Drew is how he doesn’t worry about anything and doesn’t care if someone walks all over him. He is just a genuinely sweet guy so a lot of people take advantage of that.
When you disagree, what is it usually about, and how do you handle it? We rarely disagree about anything, he’s so sweet that he’ll do anything to avoid an argument but if we do disagree it’s typically about how I stress so much about things. He tries to calm me down but then I get oober upset that he doesn’t take any time to plan things out. We usually just end up watching tv so we don’t have to talk to each other.
What disagreements have come up about the wedding? “Baby, I trust you. You just pick out whatever you want and I’ll be happy.” That pretty much means that I have to do everything myself. The one thing we did disagree about was our wedding colors. He wants just red and gold but I wanted a rainbow colored wedding. Guess who won that argument? Me.
In what ways have you shown Bridezilla behavior during the wedding planning? I’d have to say I’ve uber neurotic, controlling and independent. I want to do everything myself. I guess I’m kinda emotional too. When something goes wrong, my whole body gets all hot like I’m running a fever and I wanna cry. It basically feels like my world is falling apart right in front of me.
When things aren’t going your way in regards to how you want your wedding, how do you handle it? I flip out. I start to cry, sweat, call my mom, yell. Whatever I feel like doing at that time.