Post # 1
Maybe I’ve been on the ‘bee too long, but give me a wedding where the bride leaves her mark truly on the day!
After seeing such amazing creativity here for over a year, I am simply underwhelmed at the fortunes these grooms and brides pay for their big day? Why spend so much? Heck, click on the ‘bee or ask one of us to help you out!
Seriously. Some of the ideas are imho over-used, and not all that is glittery is better. Great style doesn’t equal having a fat wallet either.
I say, We tv, take a look at this site. Bees here are flying circles around some of the top designers..if you don’t believe me, take a look around at all of the beautiful bios and daily inspiration you could glean from weddinbee.
Can you tell I’m up late doing laundry watching that darn show? I had to walk out of the room on that last wedding I swear!!! I just kept thinking to myself all the time after they’d show what something cost, “I bet she paid thru the nose for that. I could do that very arrangement for 2/3 less than she paid for it!”
Hurray for WBee!
Post # 4
I absolutely agree that a fat wallet does not mean good taste. I think they tend to go overboard on some of these weddings to the point where it begins to look gaudy.
Post # 5
Now don’t get me wrong. I love good style. I adore it! I’m all about it. But I’m also about being responsible too.
T could do whatever I’d dream up and if it were another gal he was marrying, that might’ve happened. But darn it! he met me and we’re planning this together and having a blast. Good teamwork!
Now I know these people are probably happy on that show and I wish them all the very best. It’s just I seriously know I could reproduce some of these centerpieces for alot less. I think I’d have made a good florist in another parallel universe.
I just love seeing the bride (and maybe the groom?) have some serious input on what is going on with their weddings. Seeing somebody roll up their sleeves or get out a pencil and sketch or blog and create inspiration boards and then go to the pro’s and tell them how it will be done and how to remain in budget.
I shall get off the soapbox again.
Post # 6
I was actually watching Platinum Weddings tonight (while waiting for the Michael Jackson tribute in the Grammys which turned out to be quite underwhelming, and the only interesting thing was seeing his kids there accepting his lifetieme achievement award… but I digress), and I couldn’t help but be in shock at the giant budgets, particularly for flowers. I guess I still can’t get over how expensive wedding flowers are, but still, I can’t imagine spending $50,000 on flowers only (though I can’t imagine spending that much on the entirety of the wedding either, but yeah, lol).
Most of the weddings featured looked to be really pretty and elegant and glamorous and whatnot, some of them were simply not my style/taste so I didn’t find them as visually appealing as the others, but it still amazes me how much all of that costs!
Post # 7
It really makes me wonder..are these florist charging so much b/c they’re suggesting out of season flowers? I mean, that’s what really drives up the cost of florals.
I am just amazed at the costs of some of that. Now def some of the arrangments I couldn’t make, but the ones I saw tonight? Let’s just say many diy’ers here could have done it!