My name is Cristal. I am 24 years old and am an appraisal coordinator here in Milwaukee, WI. I have been planning my wedding day since the day I was born and have always envisioned it being a huge wedding with lots of friends and family and most importantly with me in a fabulous dress. Over the years I may have changed a few details here and there of what I thought would be perfect to include in my wedding; like what the first song would be and what the colors would be, but the one thing that stayed true was that I would be the focus of everyone’s attention, and that my wedding day would be no matter what, the best day of my life.
When you first get engaged you think that planning a wedding for real will be the easiest and most fun thing you could possibly do….but then you and your fiance don’t agree on which colors to choose, or you don’t want to get chair covers because you think they look tacky, but hate the price tag that comes with the Chiavari chairs that you really adore. It’s all the little details like whether to spend the extra money on matching table number holders or what font to print the programs in that just end up driving you and everyone around you insane. At the end of the day though, once all the details are figured out (or pushed aside for no one to see) the small stuff doesn’t matter. Everything you stressed and fought about all dwindles and blurs together and in those 24 hours no one even notices any of that…Seriously, all they notice is you-the bride and groom.
So when people ask did everything go right on your wedding day? Was it perfect? No. Nothing went right, nothing went as planned, and the day went too fast to even try to fix the mistakes. My wedding day and everything leading up to it was everything but perfect-it was a chaotic mess, and you can imagine that with the Bridezillas film crew stress and emotions were multiplied by 1,000,000 if not more. But at the end of the day my wedding consisted of me walking down that aisle to the man I love and adore…the man who respects, appreciates, and accepts me for the woman I am.
There have been 100’s of freak outs, many a meltdown and countless catfights and tonight we got to watch the season finale of Bridezillas. Never ones to disappoint, we start out with new bride, Cristal. She and her fiance Adam met during a HS production of Little Shop of Horrors (which may prove to be a bit of foreshadowing); he says she’s emotionally unstable, she says he likes her because she looks like a Kardashian…what do you think?
Cristal is visiting the salon for fake eyelashes and forcing the employees to fan her face while she undergoes the painful process. Meanwhile, Adam is going for his own faking, fake tanning that is, to which Cristal responds, “you look like a burnt sea monkey”. Well we heard the Kardashians like sea monkeys, so they are a good match!
Remember Johanne? How could you forget really. She’s doing sake bombs and xanax at her bachelorette party, where she also starts a food fight and gets classy by pulling her dress up over her head…oh boy. Ed shows up just in time for her drunk revelation that she cheated on him, but she’s sober enough to reveal only half the real story to her poor hubby-to-be and he still says he’s having reservations (imagine if he knew what REALLY happened!)
Cristal is celebrating her bachelorette too. She’s at a rowdy bar with Adam and friends, getting drunk and riding a mechanical ‘pepper’ with Adam’s brother…awkwaaaard. Almost as awkward as when another patron calls her a cow and she dumps a drink on the wrong guy. Nice one. It’s all well on her wedding day though, despite the fact that she can barely get into her dress and spends half the night crying over a broken cake topper-kinda feel like there are more important aspects of a wedding, but we could be wrong.
Well, at least Cristal and Adam got married, which is more than what it looks like will happen for Johanne and Ed. He’s not showing up at the ceremony, she’s freaking out and when he finally does make an appearance and insists they talk before they wed, Johanne pulls out another miracle and gets Ed to walk down the aisle, even though she cheated on him (which she calls out in her vows…is that weird?)
The reception gets underway and once again, Ed is nowhere to be found (we don’t really blame him for hiding, especially since the ‘other man’ is at the wedding…what??) and more fighting takes place between the happy couple before the night’s end. After all her planning, screaming, (cheating), and tattooing-Johanne has just one thing to say about her special day, “This whole wedding was a bust!” How charming.