Post # 1
I know the show is old, but I recorded some that were broadcast late last night and I have real mixed feelings about these weddings. I am spending a pretty penny on my wedding, don’t get me wrong, but definitely less than the $500K it seems most of these brides are having. It makes me sad to realize that my “big” budget is really not that big for all the things I’d possibly want and then makes me go, holy crap that’s a house!
What are other people’s thoughts about Platinum Weddings, or for that matter David Tuterra (who said that his brides on his show get 500K weddings for free…). Does it make for unrealistic expectations for what you can do at your wedding?
Post # 3
I think it is absolutely ridiculous what these people spend money on! It’s that simple.
Post # 4
My husband and I spent $10k for our wedding, and it was exactly what we wanted. I don’t care how much money other people decide to spend on their weddings, but I do tend to think that the people who spend the most money on their weddings are just trying to make up for something else that is lacking (i.e. the relationship really isn’t that great).
Post # 5
I have seen those shows but I also realize they live a lifestyle that most of us dont. If they spend 500k for a wedding that is not a lot for their lifestyle. My Fiance has not given me a budget but because I grew in a working class family I dont see the point. We are going to have a beautiful wedding that will be everything that we want to incorporate in the wedding. Right now we are up to 71k and I have made all the arrangements because he is in Afghainstan. We still have disagreements because I dont see the point but he doesnt feel that way.
It depends on the lifestyles of the couples. I have spoken to him about his spending but he only says when he gets home he will take over making the arrangements. All I can say is GREAT more stress.
Post # 6
I think that anyone SHOULD be able to throw a wedding together for that amount of money because when you hire professionals and teams to come in and do it for you theres no excuse. The real credit goes to the DIY brides like myslef who single handedly put their heart and soul into hand cutting out 80 invites, spend hours crafting and researching online, and scour for the best deals possible in order to have a wedding with in their means. Too many people live way beyond their means and expect someone else to pick up the slack. Fiance and i are paying for the wedding ourselves and it will be PAID OFF on the day we say I do. Nothing on credit cards to carry over and be hanging over our heads after the big day. Kudos to all the hardworking brides and grooms who see a vision and make it happen with their own two little hands!!
Post # 7
Even if I had that much money I couldn’t justify spending it on a wedding. My wedding budget is under $5000 (not sure of exact numbers yet since we’ve got a while) and sure, I sometimes wish I had a little more money for the dress or the flowers or the food, but I could not logically hand over 500K for a wedding. I could have used that money to buy almost 5 of the houses I live in now!
Post # 8
I have never stopped following the bridal links (too lazy to unsubscribe) and recently saw one for the wedding of the year in Las Vegas that raised the bar on all weddings. They spent over a million dollars. Ummm yes if you spend that much it will be lavish. Not sure it was particularly pretty or that the bride and groom are that much in love (they may be but you cannot see it for the extra stuff)
So my Darling Husband and I talked and if money had been no object could we have ever spent $1M on a wedding. The answer was heck no – we had the absolute wedding of our dreams – it was a storybook, fairytale wedding and we spent around $25k. We might have invited more people and maybe if we could have invited everyone we knew bumped the cost up to $100k but then it would not have had the same intimate feel that only having 60 people gave the day.
So here is a $1M wedding and I am not being snarky – I wish them the very best and hope they are very very happy but I cannot see the personalities of the couple.
Post # 9
If they have the money and want to spend it on a wedding day, then it’s their choice. I do hope they also spend their money on other worthy causes as well. But I do think that is jst too much money to spend on a wedding. If I had that much money to burn, I would not spend $500 grand on a one day affair. I spent less than $5000 on my own wedding day so if I had more money to spend, I would maybe spend tops, $20,000. I think I would be a cheap millionaire LOL.
Post # 10
if they have the money and that’s how they chose to spend it that is their choice. Everyone has the right to spend as much or as little money on a wedding without being judged for it.
Post # 11
Even if I had the money I would not spend that much, my entire wedding, honeymoon with spending money, and our wedding bands is costing us about $22K, give or take a thousand or two once the final numbes are in. And I feel like thats a FORTUNE, and we are paying for everything ourselves! LOL
Post # 12
I think the show and the weddings shown offer an interesting perspective that we wouldn’t otherwise see. Their style and taste is not always for me but they do offer some good ideas and inspiration.
It did not set unrealistic expectations for me. My expectations were set by my budget which (unfortunately) is not $500k.
Post # 13
@google: If people have the money to spend and they want to spend that kind of money, why not ? Who cares ?
I think it is ridiculous that there are shows around the wedding industry but that is a whole different topic.
Post # 14
I agree with PP’s, of course your wedding will be gorgeous if you have unlimited funds to pay for it. I say the same things about celebrity and royal weddings.
It’s the brides who work within their budgets to create beautiful and meaningful days who should be the real inspirations.
That being said, to each their own, if they want to spend that much money on their wedding fine, but the wedding industry shouldn’t shove it down my throat as a model for what my wedding “should” be like.
Post # 16
Their money.. their wedding. I don’t know why it bothers others so much what others do with their own money. These people can easily afford it.
Plus, I thank them for televising it so I can dream on their account. lol