(Closed) Four Weddings…What are your thoughts??

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Post # 16
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Worker bee

I already pick apart my own wedding decisions, so it would drive me crazy for someone else to do it…on national television.  

Post # 17
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I wouldn’t even enjoy going to other’s weddings before mine.  Too stressful!

I like weddings though, I think it would be fun to go and judge other people’s if I didn’t have anything going on.  I think I would be much nicer than many of the people on the show!

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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SkinnyLatte17:  Personally, I would not want to do that show. The free honeymoon (that you only have a 25% chance of winning) isn’t worth the judgement and the hassle.

I don’t think the show is bad and I’ve definitely watched it before. It does leave a bad taste in my mouth when the other brides are bitchy when they make comments like, “I liked the wedding overall, but her dress was so tacky!” Obviously that’s the bride’s style, and not yours. The show leaves so much up to the other bride’s personal style choices, and the wedding might have been great, but the other brides didn’t like the food, etc. Plus, if you don’t win the honeymoon, you’re left after your wedding feeling disappointed instead of excited that you got married.

I had a WONDERFUL time at my wedding, and I’ve only heard positive things from my guests. Not that they would tell me anything negative, but I would rather not even know at this point because it’s not like I’ll get married again (hopefully!) and I would rather remember my day as the awesome time it was, rather than worry about a few little things that went wrong.

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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ladyamalthea:  

We all have different ideas about what is acceptable at a wedding. No need to get angry. It isn’t as if I am making fun of YOUR wedding right? 

I think pizza is too informal for a wedding, unless it is a gourmet appetizer. Serving pizza at a wedding out of boxes is gauche in my eyes. I also think that a wedding should have decorations otherwise it looks too plain. When brides put their weddings on tv, they are opening themselves up for opinions and criticism. 

You brought up an important point: On a tv show where where one is being judged on food and decor, having pizza and no decorations is stupid. 

I feel that pizza as a main dish is more appropriate for a BBQ or kids’ birthday party. Unless a wedding is a very informal event, pizza as a main course looks tacky and cheap. The wedding I am speaking of was held in a banquet hall. No decorations and pizza just doesn’t match such an opulent setting. 

Call me crazy but if I can’t afford to give my guests a proper meal in a lovely setting, I wouldn’t bother to hold an event. I have certain standards for entertaining. 

 

 

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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SkinnyLatte17:  I would never, ever even consider doing it because I do not want three bitchy strangers at my wedding, critisizing everything, not to mention producers and camera crews.

But it is fun to watch!

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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PositiveThinking:  I didn’t get angry, I just thought your comment came across as a bit judgmental.

I didn’t know that the wedding was in a banquet hall; I think an informal wedding with pizza as the only food and no decorations could still be adorable, but in a park or someone’s backyard.

Post # 23
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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SkinnyLatte17:  I would never do it. I watch the show frequently, but find myself getting annoyed by it nearly by the minute. I couldn’t imagine getting judged on something as important as my weddings. The way the other brides grade people drives me crazy, and if it were my wedding, I’d hit someone with my fake bouquet. For example, “Well, I don’t like mermaid shaped dresses, so I gave it a 2/10” which is well within their right, but seriously? Also, it’s super cheesy. I’m having several non traditional elements, and I don’t see that going over well. Fiance and I want a fun, intimate wedding and we’ve already made so many sacrifices to have things done on our terms, that inviting a television show into it, where they will call the shots and manipulate elements of it would just be a total disservice to what Fiance and I are working so hard to create. 

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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ladyamalthea:  

You seemed rather upset at such a small issue that doesn’t even affect you. 

The purpose of “Four Weddings” is for brides to judge each other’s weddings. If they can do that, then I don’t see what is wrong with me doing the same thing. We are all entitled to our opinions. 

As I said before, those who put their lives on television are opening themselves up for judgment and criticism. 

I wholeheartedly agree with your thoughts on pizza at a backyard wedding. 

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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MrsMeowton:  

The other problem is that the brides are competing against each other, so they always try to give each other low scores. The system is very flawed. 

Post # 26
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Watching that show just makes me laugh. I don’t think it’s fair to judge what other people decided to do to celebrate this part in their lives. Some may have a bigger budget, and others may just want to keep things simple.

But, I get the point of the show and it obviously keeps people tuned in. I don’t even think the places they offer up for the free honeymoon is even worth it!

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I love the show to get wedding ideas and see what people like and don’t like from a guest’s perspective. I would hate to be on the show though! The girls are always so mean (although I’m sure they tell them to be), it makes me wonder if my wedding guests will be saying awful stuff about my wedding like they do on the show! I would like a free honeymoon though haha

Post # 28
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Helper bee

I would never. I also think that they should pay for each brides wedding and give them all an equal, set ammount so that it’s fair. A 100k wedding against a 12k wedding doesn’t seem fair.

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would do terribly on that show, I’d give all the other brides 9s or 10s. All the brides come of as suuuuch bitches and mark off points for the most ridiculous of reasons “Oh, she didn’t have a church wedding so I’m giving her a 5/10” or “I personally didn’t like her dress so 6/10 for the wedding experience”.

Post # 30
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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SkinnyLatte17:  When we first got engaged, I actually sent an application in. They ended up telling me they’d contact me closer to my wedding date – and months later – they did! They asked me to interview with the producers but I thought long and hard about it. I decided that I was not interested in the added stress, and did I really want people judging my wedding like that? So I ended up not ever calling them back.

I love the show and my venue has actually been on it twice already. One of my Bridesmaid or Best Man went to a wedding at my venue that was on the show, and the brides were at her table. She said it was a bit intrusive for them because the camera crews were right over their shoulders the whole time.

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