Post # 1
I just watched an episode of “Four Weddings” on my DVR and was surprised to see one of the receptions take place at my reception venue!
Unfortuntely, the brides seemed extra critical this episode – especially the Egyptian one who had a $105,000 wedding budget! She was horrified that the reception would take place in a backyard and there were not enough decorations for her.
Needless to say, it makes me feel insecure about my wedding plans. I didn’t like that they served the food so late and did not have enough dancing, but those are timeline issues I will address with the venue and DJ. They didn’t like the food, either, but again, I can address that with the venue when we get to the food planning stage.
Overall, I thought the place looked lovely on the show, and I was excited to have a location that non of my friends have ever been too and is different than the usual banquet hall/hotel reception. Now I wonder, will my guests be as critical and rude about my wedding?
Post # 3
Im sure most people wont even realize it! But after seeing the episode, I’d make your concerns/worries KNOWN to the venue, so they can work on those things now and before your wedding! And as for your guests, they should just be having an amazing time being a guest!
Dont worry my dear! Your wedding is going to go amazingly!
Post # 4
That show is also a competition, and I’ve noticed that they tend to be extra critical and catty. It actually sounds nice from what you’ve said, and as the PP said, I think as long as you go ahead and talk to the venue about your concerns, I really think you’ll still enjoy your day.
Post # 5
I saw that episode.. I honestly wouldn’t even take to heart what that Egyptian bride said. She was super critical about everything at each wedding because it wasn’t done the way she would’ve done it. I think the venue was beautiful. Don’t second guess it because of the show. Like you said, there were some issues like the food being served late and all that, but knowing that it happened you can take it into account while planning so you avoid those problems. If it weren’t for those mishaps I bet they wouldn’t have been as harsh.
Post # 6
Oh, I definitely will talk with the venue. Luckily, they are great at communication and have been very accommodating with other requests. That is one of the things I liked about them.
Post # 7
I second CupCakeMeg – it wasn’t the guests talking pourly about her wedding it was her competitors. Def talk to the venue, they have seen the episode also so they may already be on top of it.
Post # 8
I’ve only seen the show once, but I did notice that they were all being very critical. They were finding anything to pick at in order to make their wedding the best one. I am sure your venue is absolutely lovely and I’m sure the day will go off without any problems. 🙂
Post # 9
I’m sure your wedding at that venue will be gorgeous! The only reason they say such catty things is because it wouldn’t be interesting TV if they were all rainbows and lollipops about all the weddings. Don’t worry!
Post # 10
Hi fellow Miami bee! I wouldn’t be too concerned with the comments of someone with a $100K+ budget on a reality tv competition. If you liked the venue to begin with when booking it, then I’m sure you and your guests will love it on your wedding day.
Post # 11
Dont go by those brides, they wanted to win. Just rememeber why you pick the venue in the first place, you loved it!! Its a TV and each bride will find fault in the others reception One said one bride had to much food so she gave her a 5, I rest my case. How can you have to MUCH food and people complain.
ENJOY!! your venue and keep smiling
Post # 12
@sparrowly: Of course they won’t! Four weddings is a COMPETITION! Your wedding will be all guests that love and support you and you FI! Don’t worry, just have fun!
Post # 13
ugh,do not watch four weddings,they are all in it to win it and so are super mean and critical,they will nit pick absolutely everything!!!I wouldnt worry about it,its your perfect venue and thats what matters!
Post # 14
I saw the episode that you are commenting about, and I didn’t see anything wrong with the venue or the food at all. The only thing that I might do, if it was me and the reception is at night, is to put some lights around the trees. I think that would make a world of difference. The guests were having a wonderful time and I am sure yours will too. Try not to let it get to you. Those girls, especially that one girl, were overly critical and catty.
Post # 15
Even if guests don’t like the venue, they’re certainly not going to tell you! (I hope.) Just plan away forget that show, while it’s fun to watch really now c’mon it’s TV and it’s a competition!
Post # 16
Not only is Four Weddings a competition, but it’s a reality TV show. These shows are often scripted, or the people are pushed/told to say certain things. I know some people who were on Rich Bride, Poor Bride, and they make up a lot of the scenarios for drama.
I actually stopped watching Four Weddings before my wedding because I was worried people would be that critical, and I cried during the show! Don’t listen to what a silly TV show said about your venue. Your guests are not going into your wedding for a competition, for a TV show, or with a purposely critical eye!