A BRIDE-to-be threatened to ‘punch someone’ when her hen do descended into disaster on Don’t Tell The Bride.
Latrice, from Clacton-on-Sea, and her fiancé, 23-year-old Richard, were childhood sweethearts but rekindled their love three years ago after bumping into each other.
A year ago ‘self-conscious’ Richard plucked up the courage to get down on one knee while on a night out in London.
The lovebirds are the latest couple to appear on Don’t Tell The Bride, with Richard given a budget of £13,000 and three weeks to plan a wedding.
Latrice moves back in with her mum, as Richard gets planning the hen do with the help of best mate, Curtis.
But the night descends into chaos when Richard sends Latrice and her bridesmaids out for her hen do - complete with veils and sashes - to the local.
As the group get into the taxi, Latrice fumes after the car heads towards their town centre in Clacton-on-Sea.
She says: “He knows not to send me anywhere local because he knows I hate the local life round here. Hopefully Romford, Chelmsford, because it’s a busier town with better night life.”
Furious as she pulls up in her hometown – while he’s with his mates in Chelsmford – Latrice’s bridesmaids ring Richard and order him to book something else.
She fumes: “I’m not getting out the f*****g car.
“Does he literally want us to start getting this stuff off, because I will go home. I’m not getting out the taxi, something needs to happen.
“I’m going to start going crazy. I’m p****d off. How can he be having a really good time and I’m out here doing this.”
They demand he rings up places to try and get them in somewhere else, and Richard uses the last of the budget to get them into a club in Colchester.
As the girls pay for their own cab to the city, they arrive at the club only to find it completely empty.
It pushes Latrice over the edge, who threatens to ‘punch someone’.
She says: “I’m calling a taxi I’m going home.
“We’re the only people in there. I feel I’m about to f*****g cry.
“I either want to punch someone or I want to go home, so probably safer to get me home.
“F*** everyone at this point I don’t even care.”
The rest of the wedding goes pretty much to plan, with Richard quickly booking a venue – which moves.
Despite nor he or Latrice being big fans of trains, Richard decides to organise the ceremony on board a locomotive – for £1,900.
He says: “I want us to get married on a train. Not just any train – a steam train.
“Through the carriage there’s an aisle, why can’t that be a wedding aisle?”
Latrice has dreams of a lavish wedding at a country estate, saying: “My perfect wedding would be showing up at a big, giant country estate with a long drive and lakes out the back for photos.
“I want to feel like a celebrity getting married, I want to feel like it’s all about me, and everyone has to look at me and talk about me all day long.”
Richard then splashes out a further £1,500 on a patch of land for the reception – before seeing it.
I either want to punch someone or I want to go home,Latrice
After turning up, Curtis says: “It’s small. It is what it is. We’ve done it now. We’ve already bought it.”
But he does organise a marquee, catering, a bar and a DJ – for nearly £4,850.
He tries to use some haggling skills, getting flowers down from £750 to £450.
Richard ploughs through his to-do list, getting he and Curtis kitted out in some Peaky Blinders-style suits for £860.
The groom-to-be finally goes dress shopping for his fiancé, but confesses that as he spent so much on suits, he needs to find a cheaper dress.
Eventually he settles on one which is one sale, costing just £600.
Latrice says: “I want to look really elegant, because I like expensive things that cost more money. I like to feel posh, I want to be posh for the day.”
With the big day nearly here, Richard hands the bridesmaids, Carrie and Georgia, their outfits, bringing the dresses over in a big bag.
He confesses he simply bought them online, as the girls warily try them on.
Despite being put-off by the colour, they’re reasonably impressed.
With the big day finally here, Latrice is still waiting to get ready at midday.
Her friend comes round with the bombshell news – there was no more budget left for hair and make-up.
She does her friend’s make-up, while the bridesmaids are left to apply their own.
As Latrice finally sets off for her wedding, she’s shocked when a red double-decker picks her up.
In-keeping with the transport theme, Richard hires the bus the take her to the waiting train.
She says: “I never expected this. It’s so random.”
An unsuspecting Latrice thinks the train is taking her to the venue, until she’s led through the carriages to a waiting Richard.
After the ceremony the ‘patch of land’ looks completely different with a marquee, and the couple cut their cake – with Latrice smearing it on Richard’s face.
She says: “I’m quite impressed there’s a bar and a DJ.
“This has been amazing, I never would have done anything like this today, and I've loved it all."
While the day went well they may not have any photos to remember it by, as Richard also ran out of money for a photographer, and instead got his brother to use their mum’s camera to take some snaps.
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