Bride’s Name & Age: Porsha, 28
Bride’s Occupation: Training Coordinator
Name & Age: Byron, 37
Groom’s Occupation: Detailer(Self Employed)
Honeymoon: Carnival Cruise
How long have your been dreaming of your wedding day? What was/is your Dream Wedding: Since I was 18 yrs old I dreamed of my big day. Big nice, luxury wedding full with people that I love & love me.
Approx. Wedding Budget: $16,000
Who’s Paying for Wedding? Me/Byron/My mom
Who’s in Charge of Budget? Me(Porsha)
What happens if you go over budget? I would begged for what I want or just wont be able to get what I want.
Describe your dream wedding dress: Ivory, elegnant, showing my shape and also making me glow
Who chose the rings? What’s the story behind the rings? I picked out my own ring but it took me forever to get it, I we started planning 9 months ago and he gave it to during the New Year Eve count down (SO ROMANTIC)!
# of Guests attending: 350
# in Wedding Party: 21
How long have you been planning wedding? For 9 months.
How helpful has the groom been (or not) in the planning process? He was being the typical man, just wanna show up at the wedding, but was quickly told to step up to the plate my me. Since then he has been doing a great job helping
Are you trying to lose weight before the wedding? How are you going about that? What’s your goal? Yes I have been going to gym. I have cut back on a lot of things to fit in my dress.
Tell us about your In-Laws. How do you get along with them? How does the groom get along with your parents? Before the I got along with the entire family but since the wedding I don’t see or talk to them. 5 of his sister’s dropped from the wedding. Byron gets along really well with my parents.
Tell us about your family. How have they been involved in the planning process? I have to get on them everyday about helping me, I have sent of about a million texts reminding them to do things. I have to constantly get on my mom about the cake, and the pastor & other things she needs to be doing
Have you or your groom been married before? Any children? If so, what role will the kids play on the wedding day? No either of us have never been married. I have 1 daughter with an ex, he has 3 kids with his ex. My daughter will be a shadow bride his son will be a shadow groom his oldest daughter will be a bridesmaid.
Who are your most/least favorite celebrity brides and why? Gabrielle Union and Meagan Good because Byron loves these women and I told him what he see is what he gets and that is ME!!!!!
What’s the worst thing that could go wrong on your wedding day? That a fake person that I asked to be in the wedding and they dropped out walk up to me & try to congradulate me. I am going to snap. Or my sister Carla falling on her face because she cannot walk in heels.
What’s been your biggest stress since you started planning the wedding? His family not calling asking if we needed help or offered to pay for something, and dropping out the wedding. Plus I had 3 other good friends that dropped out on me. The pressure of trying to pay for everything without help, from my dad.
How do you typically handle stressful situations in regards to your wedding? I will suck my thumb and rub WHOEVER EAR THAT I CAN GET TOO. It helps relieves my stress.
Of your friends, who is the straightest shooter – who always tells you the truth, no matter how bad it may be? Yolunda Mays & Robin Titus. They say **** his family for not being in the wedding. You marrying him not his family.
Tell us any dilemmas or stressful moments regarding the below details of the wedding. What happened? How was it resolved?
Date: I thought I was gon have push it back because the dress store gave me the wrong date to get sized. I WENT OFF!
Dress: A worker at the place where I got my dress from, gave me the wrong date for me and my girls to go & get sized we had to super rush the order with extra money. I went to the dress shop asked for the owner & I went off and told thme I should not be responsible for extra money.
Budget: MY DAD AINT GAVE ME A DIME & I TOLD HIM HE COULD NOT ATTEND!
The Groom: I TOLD HIM TO GO OFF ON HIS FAMILY FOR NOT HELPING OR DON’T BOTHER COMING HOME!!
Wedding Party: TRYING TO PUT ME IN A DRESS THEY WANNA GET MARRIED IN, I TOLD THEM TO SHUT THE HELL UP, BECAUSE ITS MY DAY!
In-Laws: DROPPING OUT OF THE WEDDING, I CAN CARE LESS IF THEY EVEN SHOW UP! I DELETED ALL THEIR NUMBERS OUT MY PHONE!
Family: MY OWN MOM STILL HAS NOT FOUNDED A DRESS. I TOLD HER SHE WOULD CUT AGAIN, SHE ALREADY GOT CUT 5 TIMES BEFORE FOR NOT FOCUSING ON ME AND MY DAY!
What’s the story of how you got engaged? I think I really pressured him into asking me because I told him we cant keep shacking if he was not gon marry me. I told him if he didn’t im sure it would be a man out there that would.
What do you love the most about your husband-to-be? He treats me like a lady, he shows me love & attention!
What does he love about you? He says I have a good head on my shoulders and I do what I have to do!
What’s your biggest pet peeve about your husband to be? He is very quiet and he lets people run over him, he doesn’t speak up for his self. I step in & curse people out for him
What disagreements have come up about the wedding? My colors, a lot people didn’t like my colors or location. 1st of all im am going to pick whats best me for me not even byron because it’s all about me. My location is based on the guest number, there was no church to fit that many people.
Has the engagement/wedding ever been called off, or in jeopardy? If so, what happened and how did it get resolved? The wedding has been called off several times due to several things. I thought I would have been got my ring and I honestly thought he didn’t want to get married, so I called it off. His sisters all dropped out so I thought he was telling people that we were not going to get married. My majority of my bridesmaid didn’t have the money to get there dresses in time because the dresses had to be rushed so again I called it back off.
Who tends to bring out the Bridezilla behavior in you? Why? My sister JANICE omg. She makes me so sick, asking me a 1000 questions and she suppose to be with me while I plan because she is my Marton, I have hung up in her face a 1000 times and went to her house and cut up. I keep telling her don’t hate on me!
When things aren’t going your way in regards to how you want your wedding, how do you handle it? Curse, fight, hang up phone, go to there house whatever I got to do to let them know I'm not playing with them.