About Rochelle

Bride’s Name & Age:  Rochelle, 18
Bride’s Occupation:  Nanny
Groom’s Name & Age: Nathan, 24
Groom’s Occupation: U.S. Army Tank Gunner

How long have your been dreaming of your wedding day? At the age of 7 I started dreaming of this day, as for my parents starting planning their wedding day! I always envisioned my day to be as grand as Cinderella's was, with the big poofy dress, HUGE cake, and all my girls dressed in pastel with everybody dancing and having fun, I always thought I’d spend a LOT of money on this day with NO budget, BUT I was wrong.

What is the approx. wedding budget? $10,000-15,000

Who’s paying for the wedding? My parents for the most part, and his parents are paying for the reception.

What happens if you go over budget? Mommy and daddy will pay for it 🙂

Did you hire a wedding planner?  How are they doing? Nope.

How helpful has the groom been (or not) in the planning process? He wants to be included and here for the planning part but his job doesn’t let him since he’s stationed in Colorado. But when he tries to help its not really that great of help. 

Tell us about your family. How have they been involved in the planning process? It’s pretty much been mainly my mom and sister-in-law who has been involved with the wedding planning. They’re both somewhat control freaks so of course it bothers me. Sometimes they’re helpful, other times they don’t know what they’re talking about.

What’s the worst thing that could go wrong on your wedding day? Dress malfunction or people dressed in some ugly fashion!!

What disagreements have come up about the wedding?   Our honeymoon! He says we can’t afford it when I’m pretty sure my parents would be able to, but his pride is too much in the way to let me ask. (Even though I did!) And the people we are inviting, but I figured more people means more gifts. That better be right.

Has the engagement/wedding ever been called off, or in jeopardy?  If so, what happened and how did it get resolved?  Yes, at one point I was fed up with the distance between us two. And at another point my mom and sister-in-law wanted to do everything without my consent which wasn’t cool with me at all. So I threatened to go and elope but then they backed off like they’re supposed to and that was easy.

Define the type a bride you will be:  I’m sometimes controlling when I don’t get my way. I demand things on the spot. And I’ve become very emotional and sensitive which is very unlike me.