(Closed) GHETTO say yes to the dress

posted 10 years ago in Family
Post # 32
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

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@JennyChicago: I agree about the cupcake show.

No it will not be ghetto. I don’t see how anyone could draw that conculsion.

Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2020

Bridals by Lori is one of the most expensive, if not the most expensive bridal store in Atlanta.

Lori’s daughter got married a couple years ago and her wedding was on Platinum Weddings (you can see more about it here)  

She had offers from Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier, and several others to personally design her wedding dress for her.

The store is super nice and the furthest thing from ghetto.  

Their customer service leaves much to be desired from what I’ve heard (my best friend got her dress there and said once she paid for the dress everything went downhill.)  

I also have a friend who is going to be on a future episode of SYTTD (the NYC edition) and said that the service she got from the consultants at Kleinfeld’s was terrible.

Either way, TLC is having a huge party to celebrate the show here in Atlanta on Thursday and they’re screening the first episode. I’ll report back on how it was 🙂 

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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@beatriz:Lol they do look yummy, and the sisters look like they are really funny and fun to watch but they ruined it for me because of all the staged scenarios like them having to do 1,000 cupcakes for charity and the cameras just happened to be there, or when they were exlaining the difference between the vinegars to their mom.

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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@JennyChicago:

yeah did you see the episode yesterday with the mother daughter for some childrens Charity where they had to create a Butterfly theme.

The staged part I feel is the one thousand cup cakes maybe in real life 1000 cupcakes take 8-10  hours to make , I tried to make 15 and it took me 30 minutes for burnt ones.  But we got to remember that they have the equipment, people power, and a thing call an EDIting machine.

However watching the show gives you ideas on piping and working on foundant maybe I’ll try it for my nephews 2nd birthday.

 

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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@beatriz: lol we are talking about two different shows! You are talking about Cupcake wars on the food channel..I actually like that show! …and yes I watch to much tv!

Post # 37
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@queenbecca – my god those platinum wedding pics are ridiculous.  do you think brides like that have any investment in their wedding like all of us do?  they probably just have other people do everything for them; no personalization whatsoever.

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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@JennyChicago:  It gets poor Christie off the hook for making the comment as “Ghetto” I teach and the old terms like “Ghetto” have new meanings.

I think we should enter the cupcake wars I impress them with my new flavor 

 ” smoked cupcakes” and you can tell a teary story that will help us win the cupcake wars talk about our children (I don’t have any) however I can come up with many of my students stories

Post # 39
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Bumble Beekeeper

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@QueenBecca037: Oh man, I saw that episode! That chick was NUTS with her 6 dresses. Her Breakfast at Tiffany’s shower was way over-the-top.

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2020

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@zippylef: Yeah, the wedding was crazy over the top.  I know one a girl who was one of her bridesmaids and I remember seeing some pictures from it when they hit facebook.

It was a crazy expensive wedding, but there comes a time when it can be TOO much, and that wedding was definitely it.

If I was going to have a $600k wedding, I sure as heck wouldn’t stay in town and have it in Atlanta. I’d fly my family and friends to Santorini and get married there somewhere.  But that’s just me 🙂

As far as the 6 dresses go, I think that was probably more her mother’s doing than her own. There were all those offers to make her dress I think they didn’t want to step on anyone’s toes.

I’m sure the show will be entertaining, at least for a little while.

Post # 41
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

People still use the word “ghetto?”

This post is why I tell my students to expand their vocabulary…

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t think it will be ghetto at all!  However, I do think the male consultant watched a little too much of the original show.  He’s like Randy #2 with a southern accent.  But that could easily be a coincidence.

Post # 43
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Okay, so no one has really said this…but I personally am extremely offended by the OP’s statement.  Are you implying that the city of Atlanta is “ghetto” or that Brides by Lori is “ghetto.”  The use of that word in general is very ignorant and insulting.  How would you feel if someone on a public forum insulted the city that you live and grew up in?  The South (and yes, ask your history and English teachers it’s supposed to be capitalized) constantly has to fight off sterotypes reiterated by ignorant people. 

Please do your research both in history and linguistics before you insult an entire city.

Stepping off soap box now…

Post # 44
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Newbee

I bought my dress at Bridals by Lori, the salon where the show is filmed, and I don’t think it will be “ghetto.” However, I do agree with those upthread who said it will be a cheesy spinoff of the original SYTTD. I bought my dress before they began filming for the show, and had been there several times before filming began. The first time I went for alterations after the show began filming (even though I never saw them film on the days I was there), there was a new flambouyantly gay male employee whose only job seemed to be commenting on everyone’s dress choice. He was totally a low-budget Randy! And ironically, it isn’t the same guy featured in the previews for the show. I think they auditioned a few.

Post # 45
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Helper bee

I agree completely with SouthernTulip.  But, I wonder are you implying that it will be ‘ghetto’ because the majority of the population in Atlanta is black?  Or b/c it’s in the South?  Is it a mixture of the two?  I just don’t understand how you think that this was even remotely appropriate to ask. 

No, I don’t think it will be “ghetto”.  I don’t really feel like it’s a spin-off of the origional either, I just feel like the show is expanding.  I’m a little bored with Kleinfields, so I’m excited to see the new shows.  It will be interesting to see how much style changes in different regions.  I hope they add other stores to the SYTTD series.

Post # 46
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t think it will be ghetto, but I agree with PP’s that the spin off idea might be cheesy. Especially b/c it seems as though they picked a fashion director that “tries” to mirror Randy’s personality

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