Post # 1
So when I first got engaged I used to be very into watching Platinum Weddings on We Channel (I think)…then I started getting into the actual planning of my wedding…I can’t afford 2% of the stuff those brides get. Granted some of the stuff they get is a bit too much, but other things..well other things are just GORGEOUS!!
Post # 3
i stopped watching it because it is too much. it kind of bored me.
Post # 4
I used to be obcessed with those shows too! Untill I started planning and I really think platinum weddings is retarded &50,000 on flowers? come on! Also bridezllas annoys me too because I am no where close to acting like that and it pisses me off that people think thats how people who are planning a wedding are entitled to act.
Post # 5
I get upset watching it sometimes too. But really, a lot of the stuff seems like a waste of money. Or its so overdone that its tacky. The things I wish I could do are the fun things to make the guests experience more enjoyable. Like a recent episode that did a yacht ride the night before followed by a clam bake. I’d love to make the weekend special for everyone!
In the end though, I think I’m fortunate for being able to afford the things I am can. And I’m grateful for it all!
Post # 6
don’t be crazy…I watch this show and most of the time I exclaim out loud how tacky these couples are. It’s funny how they think puttig “crystals” on EVERYTHING makes it classy. I’m sure your wedding is going to be fabulous, especially because it won’t be a “platinum wedding”.
Post # 7
Its too much…. Even if i had all that money i will not wasted in a wedding!!!!
Post # 8
The only one ive been truly jealous of was one that was taking place in cancun…it was beautiful!! They had so many fun activities planned out and the wedding was inside a cave it was amazing!
Post # 9
If it is making you feel bad, then turn off platinum weddings and get yourself some budget friendly wedding porn! I felt the same way initially when I was trying to do everything the high budget weddings do, only with no money. The absolute best thing I ever did in wedding planning was to let go of all of those expectations and focus on what I could do that was fun and beautiful within by price range. Check out http://apracticalwedding.blogspot.com/
for some beautiful weddings as well as sane advice that won’t make you cry. 😉
(Also, I used to love http://tenthousandonly.blogspot.com/ though it isn’t updated anymore, but all the pretty pictures are still there…)
Post # 10
LOL I tryed watching a few times and didnt even get 10 min in before I had to change it!!!! My wedding will not even be close to them but I love the few things I did spend money on! ( Photobooth!)
Post # 11
bridegrl, your wedding will be AWESOME! do not let those shows get you down!
i look at it this way:
some of those girls on platinum weddings just sit back and let someone else plan all their details, spend up whatever they budget, etc. and sure, their weddings might be elegant and beautiful, and that’s awesome.
however, for someone like me (a DIY, budget bride) i know that every detail i select (or make myself!) is going to be heartfelt, meaningful, and just right for my groom and i. i’d much rather be an on-a-budget bride whose wedding details all mean the WORLD to me, instead of a super-indulged gal who has no idea how much anything costs, what it takes to make anything, etc.
if you’re in love, your day is going to be beautiful no matter how much (or little) the flowers/dress/meals cost!!!
Post # 12
Hey all: It doesn’t really make me cry, but I do sometimes wish that I didn’t have to worry about my budget so much. Funny thing is that if I had no budget, I still wouldn’t do some of the things they did.
JennyChicago: I loved that one…her earrings were so pretty…
I’m also sick of people assuming that I’ll turn into a Bridezilla at any moment…not going to happen..I’m pretty laid back (for a perfectionist…lol)
Post # 13
Please! They should have much simpler weddings and donate the rest to Haitian earthquake relief funds. Seriously. It’s so wasteful!
In my experience, there can be an inverse relationship between budget and solidness of relationship. Mismatched couples sometimes throw a ton of money at their wedding plans, as if having a totally extravagant celebration will cement their bond. Good luck with that! I want to see the Platinum Weddings follow-up: which of these couples are still together in 5-10 years?
Post # 14
I watch it along with my other wedding shows (so addicted) but it does not make me feel bad. I mean honestly sometimes I feel a little jealous when I see a girl whose parent are footing the bill and has every resource imaginable handed to her, but I know my wedding is going to be gorgeous and I’m paying for it myself! So I’m proud of that! I do have to say one episode I saw in which a dad built a chapel and reception hall for her daughter costing over $4mil ans was like whoooaaa
Post # 15
KIKI82: I saw that one…who does that?? It was a pretty place and I guess they can always rent it out, but whoa!!!
Post # 16
I’m sure someone has already said this, the best weddings are weddings where people had to get creative on a budget! The DIY movement has brought out the best in us!