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My daughter and I started watching this series when she announced her engagement to be married in six months. I thought it would be a great show to wedding ideas from and I will give it that--it was. Several of her decorations and activities came from ideas generated from this series.
But that is unfortunately the ONLY positive thing I have to say about the show. The show features four brides who go to each others weddings and give them scores for food, venue, dress, and overall experience. There is absolutely nothing scientific in the scoring and no possible way of ensuring that the scoring is fair (no, not even the "rate the weddings in order" section). Scores are usually dependent upon things that have nothing to do with weddings in general and more on personal bias. For instance there is one bride who scores a wedding ridiculously low because she is a vegetarian and there was meat served. There's another episode where one girl is allergic to peanuts and eats something that she didn't realize had peanuts inside so she scored her next to nothing. I could probably list another hundred examples of that.
God forbid someone doesn't want alcohol or a dance at their wedding and when did a cocktail hour complete with another five courses become an expected part of a proper wedding? No wonder the average budget for these weddings is about $40,000. (Just a guess based on episodes I've seen) There is almost nothing covered about the couples themselves, any challenges they've overcome, their goals, dreams, and most importantly, their love for each other. These things would only give the wedding genuine meaning and real value. But there are no scores for those aspects. How sad.
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