About Frankie

Bride's Name & Age: Frankie, 24
Bride’s Occupation: I-HOP
Groom’s Name & Age: Robert, 24
Groom’s Occupation: Roofer

How long have your been dreaming of your wedding day?  What was/is your Dream Wedding: The age 9 or 10.. for me to be a princess with a long veil and the most expensive dress I can afford with long stem lilly’s all over.

Approx. Wedding Budget: $21,000

Who’s Paying for Wedding?  My Parents

Who’s in Charge of Budget? Father

What happens if you go over budget? He will stop payment on anything over the budget.

Describe your dream wedding dress: long and very big  

Who chose the rings?  What’s the story behind the rings? My cousin said that Robert tried to get me a little diamond and my cousin said do you want her to say no?

# of Guests attending: 250

How long have you been planning wedding?
2 years

How helpful has the groom been (or not) in the planning process? My mom and cousin, they take care of everything like paying and talking to the venue owner. They are my back bone.

Tell us about your family. How have they been involved in the planning process?
My mom and cousin are very helpful: they are my backbone.

Who are your most/least favorite celebrity brides and why?
Beyonce because she felt like she was too good to the let the world in on her special day: we just wanted to see her dress and reception hall, but no.

How do you typically handle stressful situations in regards to your wedding? I yell and scream or cry at the people who makes me mad.

What’s the story of how you got engaged? It was Valentine's Day 2 years ago, he got on one knee in my mom’s basement. I started to cry and we have been planning ever since.

What do you love the most about your husband-to-be? The way he is with  our kids and the way he can make me laugh at any moment. Even when I am mad at the world, he can make me smile.

What does he love about you? My butt and I know how to cook.

What’s your biggest pet peeve about your husband to be? He bites his nails.

When you disagree, what is it usually about?
His mother and money.

Who tends to bring out the Bridezilla behavior in you?  Why?
My sister because she thinks that because she is older than me,that they can control my day and this is my wedding not theirs.

When things aren’t going your way in regards to how you want your wedding, how do you handle it?
I scream and cry and I usually get my way