Bride’s Name & Age: Tricia, 19
Bride’s Occupation: Full-time student. Want to be a nurse.
Groom’s Name & Age: Jesse, 21
Groom’s Occupation: Shop foreman and manager of Ray-Bar Engineering in Azusa, CA.
How long have your been dreaming of your wedding day? Since I was 13 when boys became interesting. My dream wedding has a ton of glitz and glam and bling with everyone drunk and having an awesome time.
Approx. Wedding Budget: $15,000
Who’s Paying for Wedding? Jesse and maybe his family
Who’s in Charge of Budget? Jesse
What happens if you go over budget? I still get what I want, I just have to hear Jesse yell at me about it.
Describe your dream wedding dress: Well my dream dress would have cost $20,000 and been laced with real diamonds, but I got a $700 dress from David’s Bridal with a stain on it. But it’s pretty.
Who chose the rings? What’s the story behind the rings? I picked out my ring after dating for two months, but I didn’t get it until 7 months into the relationship. I made him get me a princess cut diamond ring. The ring I wear as an engagement ring will also be my wedding ring. He wears a fake carbon fiber ring right now but we found the real thing for $300 and he’s going to get that.
# of Guests attending: 140…if they all show up
# in Wedding Party: 5 bridesmaids, 5 groomsmen, 1 flower girl, 1 ring bearer
How helpful has the groom been (or not) in the planning process? He tries to have a say in the things he wants or colors or decoration but I already have it pictured in my mind how I want it. And even if I ask him to do something, he doesn’t follow through.
Tell us about your In-Laws. How do you get along with them? How does the groom get along with your parents? They are stuck up because they have money. I get along with them okay but I feel like they are fake. They have probably talked crap about me. I know his dad said I was going to cheat on Jesse and all this crap at the beginning and his mom would try to invite his ex places. But I ended that quickly. My parents really like him, but they don’t like how he lied to me about being married, but I never told them he was married, I just said he lied.
Tell us about your family. How have they been involved in the planning process? My family wants to take over and pick things out…and think they are helping but I am not letting them because they keep suggesting old fashioned stuff. Since most of the people in my family got married in Las Vegas, they are trying to plan mine since I’m having an actual wedding.
Have you or your groom been married before? Any children? He’s been married once for two weeks and got it annulled. No kids.
Who are your most/least favorite celebrity brides and why? I didn’t know anyone in Hollywood got married anymore.
What’s the worst thing that could go wrong on your wedding day? Someone stealing my thunder during the ceremony. Or speaking up against it.
What’s been your biggest stress since you started planning the wedding? Money. Money. Money. I want to spend so much but I know we don’t have unlimited money since we still have a house payment and bills.
How do you typically handle stressful situations in regards to your wedding? I don’t put up with anyone’s crap because it’s my day and it should be perfect. There are tons of venders and people more than willing to kiss my ass to get my money. I will do whatever it takes to get what I want.
Tell us any dilemmas or stressful moments regarding the below details of the wedding. What happened? How was it resolved?
Date: I found out after we picked the 12th of March that that is my deceased grandfather’s birthday. It’s really weird with my family.
Dress: There’s a stain on it! And one of the sequence sewn in is popped out!
Budget: I will just keep spending all the money we have. There will be no resolution. I want what I want and I’ll get it.
Flowers: Florists hear that I am a bride and jack up the price really high so I still don’t have flowers.
The Groom: He’s always picking fights and bitching at me about money and everything left we have to buy
What’s the story of how you got engaged? We went to Newport Beach and walked around a little bit as the sun was setting and he pretended to drop something on the sand and I look over and he was on his knee to propose. But I knew it was going to happen.
What do you love the most about your husband-to-be? I know I will always be taken care of, he’ll never leave, and he is just like me so we get along perfectly.
What’s your biggest pet peeve about your husband to be? He complains about something, so I try to change it, then he won’t let me. He just wants the right to complain.
When you disagree, what is it usually about, and how do you handle it? We disagree about plans and friends and we scream and give silent treatments for a couple hours until someone gives in.
Has the engagement/wedding ever been called off, or in jeopardy? If so, what happened and how did it get resolved? Jesse always thinks that I’m going to leave him because he says I’m too good for him but we’ve never put it off.
In what ways have you shown Bridezilla behavior during the wedding planning? I’m really controlling when I need everything perfect in my vision. When I get to a breaking point of too much stress I just start to scream at everyone and give it up and tell them to plan whatever the hell they want since it isn’t my wedding after all, it’s theirs.
Who tends to bring out the Bridezilla behavior in you? Jesse. I always have to fight to get my way with him because of the money issue.
When things aren’t going your way in regards to how you want your wedding, how do you handle it? I get really fed up with everyone and I go outside and smoke or try and calm down somehow.