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Old 12-08-2014, 21:09
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Couldn't see a thread for the new series.

Anyone watching?

Anyone see last weeks episode? What did you think?
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Old 13-08-2014, 01:39
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Just watching it on BBC now. Does anybody know where the money comes from that the grooms spend on the weddings?

Curious because last week the grooms spent a whack of money going to Thailand for the suits/dress/stag night. This week the stag's night took place in a strip club in London whilst the hen's party was two days worth of activities. Quite a lot of money not spent on the actual wedding (it can be argued to be a part of the wedding, but the priorities of these grooms in particular aren't right).
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Old 13-08-2014, 02:27
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Why do the brides and particularly the bridesmaids become so objectionable when the camera's on them? I wouldn't be friends with them at all. Dreadful attitudes!
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Old 13-08-2014, 02:51
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The money comes from the bbc. 12k
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Old 13-08-2014, 09:07
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Not watched last weeks yet but I saw last nights. I like it when the brides are gracious and wear the dress no matter what but I think even I'd be fuming if he spend 2000 on giant animals and got my dress off eBay.
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Old 13-08-2014, 13:15
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Yeah, 12k. Has been 12k since the start which is starting to annoy me.
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Old 13-08-2014, 14:21
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The concept of the show in itself is flawed as there is nothing stopping the couple from describing their dream wedding to each other, then applying for the show and the husband doing it as they have agreed whilst the wife acts like its not what she wants at all for the cameras. Then at the end there's the drama of not liking everything which helps make "good TV" and then the always dependable "I don't care, as long as I have you" part when the bride has "calmed down".

Anyway, if these people are engaged and the wedding a few weeks away, they'd surely have talked about what they want anyway and/or made plans and the husbands should use the opportunity, as well as the free 12,000 to do exactly what the couple want. If he uses it for silly things and stuff that the bride won't like, that's more a statement about their relationship and the type of person the husband is more than anything!
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Old 13-08-2014, 16:54
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the wife acts like its not what she wants at all for the cameras. Then at the end there's the drama of not liking everything which helps make "good TV" and then the always dependable "I don't care, as long as I have you" part when the bride has "calmed down".
Yes, the formula's getting a bit threadbare now.

Like any reality programme this will be produced down to the last detail. The producers will coax every last bit of info out of the groom to make it look like his idea ('Where did you guys meet? At the council dump? Great, ever thought of getting married there?')

As well as the inevitable soppy ending, there's always the mad mate who's closer to the groom than the bride will ever be. His role is to push the groom to be really selfish, have a theme the bride will hate and go on a krazy stag do. And of course no-one ever discusses menus, photographers, seating plans, cakes, music or any of the other million things a wedding involves.

But everybody gets their 50 minutes of fame I guess, and that's what it's all about.
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Old 13-08-2014, 17:26
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I remember reading somewhere that the production crew interfere to make it more dramatic. There was a claim by one couple that they purposly delayed a dress getting to the bride but made it look like it was the mans fault. Im sure somewhere else there was some claim about transport being diverted or something to make it more dramatic.

I agree though you would agree beforehand what to do. I know i would.
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Old 13-08-2014, 18:13
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The concept of the show in itself is flawed as there is nothing stopping the couple from describing their dream wedding to each other, then applying for the show and the husband doing it as they have agreed whilst the wife acts like its not what she wants at all for the cameras. Then at the end there's the drama of not liking everything which helps make "good TV" and then the always dependable "I don't care, as long as I have you" part when the bride has "calmed down".

Anyway, if these people are engaged and the wedding a few weeks away, they'd surely have talked about what they want anyway and/or made plans and the husbands should use the opportunity, as well as the free 12,000 to do exactly what the couple want. If he uses it for silly things and stuff that the bride won't like, that's more a statement about their relationship and the type of person the husband is more than anything!
Trust me, i'd say in at least 75% the couple clearly haven't discussed it beforehand.
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Old 14-08-2014, 10:04
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Not watched last weeks yet but I saw last nights. I like it when the brides are gracious and wear the dress no matter what but I think even I'd be fuming if he spend 2000 on giant animals and got my dress off eBay.
Agreed!
It wouldn't surprise me if the producers this series have been pushing for the grooms to find their bride's dress on Ebay/Abroad e.t.c to create more drama.
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Old 14-08-2014, 10:08
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I've only watched the one from a couple of weeks ago when the guy went to Thailand to get the dress, spent a fortune and ended up having to get a second dress because the first one was ruined! I usually think the brides should just wear the dress if it's been chosen but in this case I can understand why she was fuming!
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Old 15-08-2014, 01:09
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So in the previous two episodes, the grooms have blown BBC money on the stag do. Haha. Kinda not the point of the show.
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Old 15-08-2014, 01:10
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What's to stop somebody pretending to get married, spending say 10k on a venue (which their mate owns and basically just holds the 10k for then), get everything else on the cheap then once the crew have gone, split the 10k?

Anybody want to get married? Haha
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Old 15-08-2014, 10:37
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What's to stop somebody pretending to get married, spending say 10k on a venue (which their mate owns and basically just holds the 10k for then), get everything else on the cheap then once the crew have gone, split the 10k?

Anybody want to get married? Haha
I would say there has to be a legal marriage at the end of it.

What i would do is go on there with my oh pretending i wanted a big traditional wedding and get him to plan a vegas wedding.

That way you get a free holiday. Probably have to spend our own money for spending money but its the easiest way. You could pretty much lump anything you wanted to do as the "wedding".

The bloke who did that had the right idea as he had his stag do there imagine the cost of doing that yourself! Shame the bride got in a strop about it but i wouldve been happy with it!

I think the people who plan the abroad weddings get the best deal out of the show.
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Old 15-08-2014, 13:02
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So in the previous two episodes, the grooms have blown BBC money on the stag do. Haha. Kinda not the point of the show.
Sort of the point. The point is to have a wedding and no-one could argue that the stag and hen do aren't major parts of a wedding these days.
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Old 15-08-2014, 21:44
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Sort of the point. The point is to have a wedding and no-one could argue that the stag and hen do aren't major parts of a wedding these days.
I did say that in my first post about it being part of the wedding.
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Old 16-08-2014, 07:45
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I did say that in my first post about it being part of the wedding.
So what's the issue with them spending money on a stag do then?
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Old 16-08-2014, 08:02
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This is the exact types of things we say when we sit and watch it!

I mean even when we watch it we talk about the type of wedding we would like and I'm sure brides would have made the groom aware of what she wants. It's sensationalism and either the story of a selfish groom or a bride who acts like it wasn't her perfect wedding.

On a side not, the guy who went to Thailand was an utter prick!
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Old 17-08-2014, 19:55
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The concept of the show in itself is flawed as there is nothing stopping the couple from describing their dream wedding to each other, then applying for the show and the husband doing it as they have agreed whilst the wife acts like its not what she wants at all for the cameras. Then at the end there's the drama of not liking everything which helps make "good TV" and then the always dependable "I don't care, as long as I have you" part when the bride has "calmed down".

Anyway, if these people are engaged and the wedding a few weeks away, they'd surely have talked about what they want anyway and/or made plans and the husbands should use the opportunity, as well as the free 12,000 to do exactly what the couple want. If he uses it for silly things and stuff that the bride won't like, that's more a statement about their relationship and the type of person the husband is more than anything!
So Verity planned it so Scott buys a Dress on ebay, from China, a size to small - I'm always amazed by the Brides who agree to take part in this show - but in most cases, they end up liking the day - the Vegas one, being one of the crazies ones, that went very wrong....the Thorpe Park one, enough. Yes, you would think they would workout what they wanted, but it never does.

Apart from the dress this week - it turned out very well and a great ad for the Eden project too.

This is the exact types of things we say when we sit and watch it!

I mean even when we watch it we talk about the type of wedding we would like and I'm sure brides would have made the groom aware of what she wants. It's sensationalism and either the story of a selfish groom or a bride who acts like it wasn't her perfect wedding.

On a side not, the guy who went to Thailand was an utter prick!
I don't know him, but I live about 10 minutes from his Flat {brother in law even managed him in the local football team} and less than 100 yards from his flat, is a Bridle Shop, one more, just round the corner.
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Old 18-08-2014, 00:48
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i cant wait to see the episode with the bride and groom bungee jumping out of an airoplane!!
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Old 18-08-2014, 06:55
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On a side not, the guy who went to Thailand was an utter prick!
Just goes to show he knows nothing about his bride after such a short time together!
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Old 18-08-2014, 10:11
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Maybe they should give them 12k each (not in real money as such) and pet them book everything seperately. The catch is they only get to keep what theyve both booked similar. Everything else they have to pay for if they want it. See how well they know each other then.

If he books a hen do for her at a local spa but she plans on going on a club crawl then they dont get that paid for. If he books a hotel for the ceremony and she does too then they win that part.

I much prefer that wedding show where two constrasting couples have to plan a joint wedding where every detail is the same otherwise they dont get a wedding at all. You get goths paired up with princesses trying to come to a compromise between pink puffy dresses and death metal rock bands for entertainment.
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Old 18-08-2014, 11:06
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Maybe they should give them 12k each (not in real money as such) and pet them book everything seperately. The catch is they only get to keep what theyve both booked similar. Everything else they have to pay for if they want it. See how well they know each other then.

If he books a hen do for her at a local spa but she plans on going on a club crawl then they dont get that paid for. If he books a hotel for the ceremony and she does too then they win that part.

I much prefer that wedding show where two constrasting couples have to plan a joint wedding where every detail is the same otherwise they dont get a wedding at all. You get goths paired up with princesses trying to come to a compromise between pink puffy dresses and death metal rock bands for entertainment.
that sounds like a brilliant idea apart from the fact they could discuss what they want beforehand to make sure they get everything paid.

i know some couples might be doing something similar on dont tell the bride but as its the grooms have the money and make all the decisions, they are more likely to do whatever it is they want and think less about what the bride would want.
even if most brides claim that their husbands wedding was better than what they could come up with!
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Old 18-08-2014, 14:00
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People who failed getting on BB want to be on this show. Fame whores.
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