Bride’s Name, Age & Occupation: Tabitha, 25, Stay at home mom!
Groom’s Name, Age & Occupation: Bill, 35, Warehouse Manager
How long have you’re been dreaming of your wedding day and what was/is your Dream Wedding? I’ve been dreaming of this day for as long as I can remember! I’m not the typical “princess” bride. I don’t like anything fancy or big & gaudy. In my personal opinion- less is more! I have a simple dress, simple decorations, and simple cake! I’m not an elaborate person and I refuse to make MY day, something that I’m not! This wedding will be PERFECT- for me! And that’s all that matters!
Who’s paying for your wedding? Bill & I with some help from our parents
What happens if you go over budget? Opps!
Did you hire a wedding planner? How are they doing? No wedding planner, I want everything the way I envisioned it!
How helpful has the groom been (or not) in the planning process? Helpful? HA! There have been certain things that he has been specific about (i.e. ceremony location- outdoors) but then majority of the time when I ask his opinion or need help making a final decision, his answer will consist of something like, “It’s up to you babe”, “Whatever you like best”, “What do you think?”, “Whatever you want”, “whatever makes you happy Hun”.
Tell us about your family. How have they been involved in the planning process?
Mom – The sweetest, most loving & wonderful person in the world! She has definitely been beside me throughout this planning process with advice and ideas. I think that she is very excited that she's helping with her daughter’s wedding. She has helped with things like the florist.
Dad- There are absolutely no words that I can put together to explain how much my dad means to me! I’m definitely daddy’s girl! And it’s definitely a relationship like- “What my baby wants, she gets.” I took him with me to find my dress because his opinion meant more to me than anything! He actually picked out my dress! He also has planted a TON of flats of flowers to grow out and use for the wedding as our isle runner! He is the most nurturing, understanding, passionate man! I don’t know what I would do without him.
Sister- (also a bridesmaid) We couldn’t stand each other growing up. We have grown to be much closer! And she very much wants to be involved in the wedding planning. I’ve had to ask her at one point to back off a little bit. I felt like she was suffocating me with ideas!
Brother- (wedding usher) FUNNY! Very outgoing personality, very accomplished and established. I look up to him as a role model!
Have you or your groom been married before? Any children? If so, what role will the kids play on the wedding day? Bill and I have no previous marriages. We do have 2 kids: a 6 year old son & an 8 month old daughter. They will be the ring bearer and flower girl.
What’s the worst thing that could go wrong on your wedding day?
My biggest fear is that my wedding won’t turn out as I envisioned it in my head, or guests getting too drunk/ causing a scene
Define the type a bride you will be: Controlling, Demanding, Neurotic, or laid back. Please give us examples: Bill is sitting beside me and says, “Uh, can she pick three!?”….. He would definitely say that I am controlling, demanding, and get emotional! And I do have to agree with him on this one.
What disagreements have come up about the wedding? I wanted to go to his tux fittings at Men’s Warehouse with him the first time around, and he told me that it was just a guy thing that I wasn’t going. Of course I was pissed! Then he comes home and tells me that I need to go back up there with him to change some stuff. We are still debating whether or not to have a live band at the reception. Other than that there haven’t been too many disagreements because he always just says “whatever you want babe." That’s our most common disagreement because he won’t give me a straight answer or his opinion and that pisses me off.
Has the engagement/wedding ever been called off, or in jeopardy? If so, what happened and how did it get resolved? Oh no! We’ve been together since May of 2009 and we have never taken a “break”, broken up, called off the wedding, or anything of the sort.