About Marissa

Bride's Name & Age: Marissa Ruiz, 22
Bride’s Occupation: Waitress & Housekeeper
Groom’s Name & Age: Jonathon Ruiz, 23
Groom’s Occupation: Waiter

Honeymoon date and location: Las Vegas, Nevada

How long have your been dreaming of your wedding day?  What was/is your Dream Wedding:  I actually never pictured myself getting married or planning a wedding. But ever since I began planning it I pictured it like a princess wedding.

Approx. Wedding  Budget: $5000

Who’s Paying for Wedding? I am

Who’s in Charge of Budget? I am

What happens if you go over budget? Then I pay for it

Describe your dream wedding dress:
Poofy with a lot of beeding.

Who chose the rings?  What’s the story behind the rings? I actually ordered my wedding ring online. Jonathon didn’t even see it until it was delivered. Our engagement rings were bought from walmart and I wanted something that looked bigger.

# of Guests attending: 80-110

# in Wedding Party: 12

How helpful has the groom been (or not) in the planning process? When I ask him things he says "it's up to you babe, I don’t know". There's very few things he puts his actual input on.

Are you trying to lose weight before the wedding?  How are you going about that?  What’s your goal? I just had a baby 4 months ago so Im trying to lose atleast 15, I have been trying to take hydroxycut and eat better.

Tell us about your future In-Laws. How do you get along with them?  How does the groom get along with your parents? Jonathon and my mother get along very well,they're like best friends. I have only met Jonathon's parents one time since we have been together.

Tell us about your family. How have they been involved in the planning process? My mother drives me insane because she does not wear dresses or makeup or anything. So she said she's going to wear a baseball hat to my wedding. I tried to invite my sister in Minnesota but she won't answer my calls so she probably won't be there.

Have you or your groom been married before?  Any children? If so, what role will the kids play on the wedding day? I have 3 kids before we were togther and we have a 4 month old together. Neither of us have been married before though. My daughter and her adopted sister will be flower girls and my sons will be ring bearers.

What’s the worst thing that could go wrong on your wedding day? Is that the pastor will ask if anyone objects and people will stand up and make a scene

What’s been your biggest stress since you started planning the wedding? Money, we want a nice wedding but have a little budget. I work two jobs so even having time to plan it by myself is hard.

How do you typically handle stressful situations in regards to your wedding? Yelling at my husband.

Tell us any dilemmas or stressful moments regarding the below details of the wedding. What happened? How was it resolved?

Cake: my grandmother said she'd make it but then decided to leave town

Location: we didn’t have enough money or it was places that specilizes in outdoor weddings, which I do not like.

Date: we went back and forth because I didn’t want my grandmother to miss it.

Dress: I was only going to spend 200 but spent 500

The Groom:
he's being a grouch lately and doesn’t help with decision making because of my stressed out self

Wedding Party: one of my maid of honors is going to be 8 months pregnant at my wedding so trying to get her dress altered and finding the right shoes for her is becoming frustrating.

What’s the story of how you got engaged? He got down on one knee infront of my mother and I laughed at him because I thought he was kidding.

What do you love the most about your husband-to-be? His sense of humor, his sexy face, and his nerdy laugh.

What does he love about you? My loving support , being a wonderful mother, and sexy face.

What’s your biggest pet peeve about your husband to be?
He constantly stares at himself in the mirror or he takes 3 hours to get ready.

When you disagree, what is it usually about, and how do you handle it?
Money or housework. I usualy yell and he usually asks me why I'm yelling at him. Our communication wires get crossed easily.

What disagreements have come up about the wedding? The cake. I want 3 flavors because its a 3 layer cake so im asking him what he wants and he says “doesn’t matter babe I don’t really like cake”   He keeps arguing with me about which bridesmaid is standing up with which groomsmen. He wants to do it by height and size and hes very picky.

Has the engagement/wedding ever been called off, or in jeopardy?  If so, what happened and how did it get resolved? Not called off but we have argued a few times and I've told him I wasn’t sure if I wanted to marry him until problems were fixed.

In what ways have you shown Bridezilla behavior during the wedding planning?
I am very controlling,I told my husband who he cannot invite and what he cannot drink and have threatened to kick people out of my wedding

Who tends to bring out the Bridezilla behavior in you? My husband, my mother, or my friend Sandra because they try to make funny jokes that aren't so funny or ask me to change the date around their plans

When things aren’t going your way in regards to how you want your wedding, how do you handle it?
I usualy yell because I'm the one paying for things and they should go how I want them to.