(Closed) Watching Platinum Weddings … I don’t see a personal touch to these …

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Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Battery Gardens

MsHymanRoth,

What do you consider a “personal touch? DIY items? 

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

The one that had the most special touches in them to me was the one about the groom that almost died in an accident and his parents threw the destination wedding and it was just so lovely and happy and everyone was tearful, it was beautiful and i honestly forgot it was platinum and just thought that it was beautiful. kudos to that couple!! it didn’t feel like it was about the show, but rather the couple and the uniting of the families.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I think they often (a least the ones I have watched and admittedly, it hasn’t been that many) do actually seem personal.  But I myself find suprised that I just don’t personally like a lot of the things the couples choose – but of course, to each his own. 

I’m not so much into “bling” I guess but that’s just me – there are just way too many crystals and things going on at those weddings IMHO! 

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

Yes, his was my favorite one, but it’s because you did see the special touches, the speeches that were given were beautiful, it wasn’t about the show but the family. I honestly cannot remember another one that was that touching.

Those of us on the bee are different I think, we see things that we like, we immerse ourselves in all things weddings and we think about things that are special to us and will be special to our guests instead of this cost x amount of dollars, we think wow it would be great if we gave the guests popcorn tins as favors because our first date was at the movies and we are huge movie buffs.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I agree about the “bling” factor.  Way too much for my taste.  Maybe these people think that lots of sparkles equal a lot of $$$.   In any case, I do find this show to be quite entertaining.

@MsHymanRoth (Love the Godfather connection) I agree with the whole impersonal thing.  It seems to me that most of these brides just want the martini luge, candy buffet, 20course meal, custom linens, etc., because they cost a lot of money.  Intimate and personal touches that you see from some of the Bee posts are definately lost in these million dollar extravaganzas.  I like when people use old family wedding photos, personal hand written notes, photos of the couple as table numbers, charitable donations in lieu of favors, etc.  There is sense of warmth that comes from these items that swarovski crystal embellished tableclothes can not compete with.  I want to feel welcome and special that I was chosen as a guest.  Not be part of a 500 person cattle call.  But that’s just me 🙂

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Honey bee

I agree. I’ve watched a couple episodes and found everything to be about going over the top and seeing how much money you can spend (that you more than likely don’t even have). I’ve never seen anything personalized but when you have money to blow like that, there comes a point when personalized doesn’t even enter into the equation. At the same time, I have actually heard that alot of the stuff they have there doesn’t really cost as much as what they say but they tell people otherwise on the show itself.

Personalized doesn’t have to be your monogram or names slapped on everything. It can be anything from your favorite colors or motif for decorating (of course, this is assuming the groom has a say in anything since it is his day too but the wedding industry doesn’t want people to believe that), favorite foods on the menu, stuff like that. For some people, DIY is another personalization touch but if someone doesn’t want to or have the time/patience/skills, it doesn’t mean that they aren’t putting in personalized touches elsewhere. Everyone is different and as long as the intent is good and the couple isn’t about spending every dime they can when the things don’t really have meaning to them, then it’s all personal preference in the end and there isn’t any right or wrong as to what someone chooses. That is not to say that I’m justifying any of their choices on the show, because I certainly am not. What is on the show is not real life in the least, hence the term “reality show” which is 100% scripted.

 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Battery Gardens

Okay, I get it. I agree, MSHyman Roth! 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I think the show Platinum Weddings is tarnishing in this economy.  Honestly, I don’t think I could spend that much money without my conscience getting the best of me.  But keep in mind, I do indulge in watching all of the reality wedding shows.  It makes me feel lucky that my Fiance and I are so low key 🙂  Plus it’s entertainment.

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