(Closed) Platinum Weddings – such excess!

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Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I definitely avoid them for these reasons.  My mother and sister love to watch them for entertainment and try to get me to too when I’m visiting, but all the excess just makes me sick to my stomach.  It’s like driving through the neighborhoods with houses the size of hotels and five garages–sure everyone’s entitled to do what they want with their own money but huge displays of excess just make me feel like humanity is doomed.  I definitely think about this too much 🙂

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I just get so sick to my stomach watching shows like that! I know it is “your big day” and all, but you hit the nail on the head with the excess food! In My Humble Opinion, ridiculous!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i love all of the wedding shows, but platinum wedding kind of bores me. i usually keep it on for background noise, but it’s just not fun. it’s just a bunch of stuff, and they don’t tell you how they go about preparing or any of the hard work involved. it all just seems so easy and all of a sudden you have a beautiful wedding. i want to know how they got there.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I was JUST talking to my little sister about Platinum Weddings a little but ago. For me it depends on WHERE the excess is being spent. I have seen a few Indian couples on Platinum Weddings and while the weddings were lavish…they weren’t what I would consider wasteful or garish. On the flip side…I have seen quite a few American couples that were just RIDICULOUS. The things they were spending money on was just wasteful in the extreme IMO. Floral arrangements that looked like my 3 & 4 year old niece and nephew put them together (I guess if you drape enough crystals on anything it’s considered classy?), edible gold all over the dessert…just ridiculous expense for not so great presentation.

I can barely watch an episode now b/c the new season is even more over the top than the last one. Rich Bride Poor Bride is just funny to me. I like that one b/c to me it shows more of the dynamic between the bride and groom in terms of where their priorities are when it comes to wedding spending. My Fiance will watch that one with me every now and then and I always get at least one comment of “See…I TOLD you we could care less about that stuff”

Post # 7
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Newbee

I find these shows ridiculous in how badly the bride and groom get taken for a ride by their vendors…um, $20,000 for 16 centerpieces!?! $12,000 for linens alone? But I’ve always believed you should spend your money any way you want–whether that’s on a beautiful wedding or a cause you believe in or whatever you want. After all, it’s your money.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I also think that they are wasteful on some things. But, if I had the money, I can’t say that I wouldn’t be tempted to be just as wasteful. I probably wouldn’t be because of the way I was raised and the way I live my life, but it would be nice to have the option.

Did you see the one were the guy gave his bride to be a $190,000 car. I could buy a house for that much.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Why does it matter to you what people spend their money on?  Just because they spend large amounts of money on their wedding doesn’t make it wrong to do.

I enjoy watching all of these bridal shows.  The ones that bother me are “Bridezillas” where the brides treat their families and everyone around them like dirt. Those are the shows I have a problem with, but I don’t see any reason to berate other brides for spending money on what they want at their wedding.  If they couldn’t afford to have that kind of wedding, they wouldn’t have it.  I happen to enjoy watching the kinds of unique touches that people put in their weddings and I love seeing these amazing and beautiful weddings on TV.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think Rich Bride Poor Bride is funny too. There have been a few guys on that show that are way over the top. I watched one last night where the guy wanted his stuffed monkey in the wedding.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@noritake….that was funny. I think that the guy quoted him an outrageous price just b/c he didn’t want to do the tux for the monkey…LOL. I can’t believe that guy actually had a “mascot”.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I didn’t see anyone say it was wrong to spend that much money on their wedding. I think people in this post are only voicing their opinions. Most people if they had the money would spend it. I know I would spend more, if I had it. What any one spends is relative. If you have more, you spend more; that is a fact. I don’t think it is wrong. I just think it could be better spent elsewhere, but that is because of what I have available to me. It is nice to dream and it does make me wonder sometimes why they are spending X amount of dollars on something that I know they could get for less expensive and of better quality elsewhere.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

lol @jamiaica. I know, it was too funny and he ended up sneaking it in at the reception anyway. The poor bride didn’t know whether to laugh or to cry.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I found myself wondering about all that food too Melissa. They practically had meals for the cocktail hour and than served full course meals for the reception. Most catering companies just throw out the excess food.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ah ok I see what you are saying.  I can see your point in how it really is a waste, but I think that if someone is going to have a “Platinum Wedding,” that kind of goes along with the territory.  Besides, I like the idea of having the extra food around during the reception to soak up all of those post dinner cocktails!!  🙂

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