Brilliant answers above, no matter how great you think you are at this (I'm not saying you aren't), you're starting from the beginning.
Only in your head are you the tenth or 50th best wedding photographer in town, until you have a portfolio, a solid business case and a realistic price list, you're just someone who wants to be a wedding photographer.
If you phoned a garage and asked 'how much for a new tyre for my truck, twice, and got no answer, you'd conclude they didn't want your business.
You're seeing this purely from your armchair, where your excuses for having no portfolio are valid, to me and the customer, they are complete nonsense. If you're a wedding photographer, show me the samples, and the price list. If you haven't got either, you're not a wedding photographer.
It might sound harsh, but it's the answer yo your question, I'll bet 90% of the photographers here shot for free when starting out!