About Natalie

Bride’s Name & Age:  Natalie, 27
Bride’s Occupation:  Sales Supervisor
Groom’s Name & Age: Paul, 28
Groom’s Occupation: Graphic Design

Honeymoon location: Cayo Espanto, Belize

How long have you been dreaming of your wedding day?: I have been dreaming of my dream wedding since I was about 15, but the truth of the matter is that I never thought I would get married. My dream wedding is in the winter filled with crystals and fluffy snow, like a winter wonderland. I want to make sure all of my guest are happy and having fun. I want people to be talking about how much fun it was for years to come.

Wedding Budget: $25,000

Who’s Paying for Wedding? Paul and I as well as Paul’s father Jim.

Who’s in Charge of Budget? Ha Ha! what’s that?

What happens if you go over budget? I am not really sure.

Describe your dream wedding dress:   A Princess dress with crystals.

Who chose the rings? 
Paul chose my ring, he designed it at a Ring vendor. They sell rings to all of the large ring company’s like Zale’s, etc.

How long have you been planning wedding?  4 Months

How helpful has the groom been (or not) in the planning process?
He has been pretty helpful. He booked the Church and the Honeymoon right off the bat. He is just a procrastinator with the invitations.

Tell us about your future In-Laws. How do you get along with them?  How does the groom get along with your parents? Me and Paul's dad get along fine now and Paul and my mother get along now but we have had our fair share of issues.

Have you or your groom been married before?  Any children? If so, what role will the kids play on the wedding day? No neither of us have been married before. We have one child together; he is 4 and his name is Xavier. He will be the ring bearer.

What’s the worst thing that could go wrong on your wedding day? A lot! I could hate my hair, I better not think I look FAT in my dress. My dress could get really dirty in the snow, the reception better look like a winter wonderland. If things don't go my way, it’s not going to be good.

How do you typically handle stressful situations in regards to your wedding? You never really know with me as it draws closer I am resorting to crying and demanding what I want. I have to be sure that I am understood as to what it is that I want. Typically it will go one or both of two ways I will get really upset and yell then cry. Doesn’t every bride?

Define the type a bride you will be: Controlling, Neurotic, Demanding, Emotional or Laid Back? Emotional and Demanding, when I get stressed I cannot contain my emotions or anger. It’s very hard.

What do you love the most about your husband-to-be?
He is a very creative and caring person. When I lost my last job he bought me flowers and made me breakfast in bed just to make me feel better.

What’s your biggest pet peeve about your husband to be? He loves to procrastinate and leave clutter around the house.

What disagreements have come up about the wedding? Everything from colors to whose doing more that the other, to the invitations he has not finished, to I don’t want to change my last name.

Has the engagement/wedding ever been called off, or in jeopardy?  If so, what happened and how did it get resolved? Yes, I called it off 2 years ago and we ended up going to family counseling to have them help us work it out.

Who tends to bring out the Bridezilla behavior in you?  Why? Everyone, If things are not going my way I am upset at the world.