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to think the women in "Don't Tell The Bride" should go through the day their OH has organised? [contains spoilers]

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MardyBra Wed 23-Oct-13 17:36:25

Like the woman on the last one.

She didn't like the dress her bloke chose, so she had a tantrum to get another one.
And then she didn't jump out of the plane he so thoughtfully organised her.

I mean, if you're going to prostitute your big day and accept thousands of pounds of our licence fees to get a free day, you should go through with the premise of the show.

Otherwise the brides should pay the money back.

MardyBra Wed 23-Oct-13 17:37:42

And after all, they've got to expect their OH to do something daft. The producers always pick some bloke with a truly crass idea.

MardyBra Wed 23-Oct-13 17:38:08

I'm the only one who watches this trash aren't I?

MardyBra Wed 23-Oct-13 17:38:30

I am strangely hooked. Teenage DD is slightly aghast.

DownstairsMixUp Wed 23-Oct-13 17:39:04

It does seem a bit daft they are giving the 12k for the groom choosing everything then if they stamp their feet - they get their way anyway! there's been quite a few episodes where the bride's have had tantrums and got their way. I never warm to them as much. As much as I know what sort of dress I want, i would wear it for my DP anyway seeing as it was all paid for and he tried his best!

What i don't get is why are they so bloody stupid some of these grooms?! My dp knows the style dress i want, the sort of venue etc etc, either they are doing it for good tv or just don't give a shit!

Writerwannabe83 Wed 23-Oct-13 17:39:07

I love Don't Tell the Bride!!!

I did think she was being a bit 'precious' last night.....

MrBolton Wed 23-Oct-13 17:41:04

I think she was pretty shitty last night, I know he was a dick for organising it but as you have all said, that's the deal.

She also showed what she was like in the dress shop(her dress shop) when she didn't like a single style and called them fussy. Oh the irony

SmilesandSunshine Wed 23-Oct-13 17:42:38

Even if they offered me 12k in cash I would not jump out of a sodding plane!

MardyBra Wed 23-Oct-13 17:43:32

Yes, but I wouldn't marry anyone who thought it would be a good idea to organise a parachute wedding.

Birdsgottafly Wed 23-Oct-13 17:43:34

They don't take licence fee money, as it is sponsored by a mix if other Channels , C/E4 etc.

The jumping out of an aeroplane, I understand, refusing but some of them have been over reacting to the dress.

The Bridesmaids haven't, though, I don't blame some of them for putting their foot down.

I watch it regularly and know one couple who went onto it.

I live the ones were the groom gets it right, even if it isn't what the Bride would of chosen ( and stupidly have cried at some).

Writerwannabe83 Wed 23-Oct-13 17:44:07

One thing that does annoy me though is that you see the Groom sending his bride out on a really, really shitty Hen Night (or to do an event the woman will obviously hate, like in last night's episode) but then he will spend £100's on his Stag Do which is always brilliant! That makes me a bit hmm when I watch it...

FlapJackOLantern Wed 23-Oct-13 17:44:26

I did see an "One year on from Don't Tell the Bride" and.........some of them were appalled at how they carried on and felt quite ashamed !

MardyBra Wed 23-Oct-13 17:44:29

Isn't it BBC though birds. Anyway, it's the principle.

RedPencils Wed 23-Oct-13 17:44:50

I've never seen one where they haven't gone through with it. Bugger.

My favourite one was when the groom went to Vegas for his stag do. Sent the hens to the bingo. Bought bridesmaids dresses in some kind of 2 for 1 bargain in Primark. And bought the most god awful bridal shoes way too big so she ended up wearing her mums flip flops.

DownstairsMixUp Wed 23-Oct-13 17:44:59

I think if the bride refuses to wear the dress - then she should have to pay for a new one out of her own cash - same rules for the bridesmaids. But then I am really harsh.

MrBolton Wed 23-Oct-13 17:45:09

My favourite ever was the guy who did the Glastonbury wedding. He sang wonderwall and made a video with her ds. Dress was gorgeous too.

'twas years ago, I'm sad

MillyMollyMandy78 Wed 23-Oct-13 17:45:34

Both my husband and i are completely addicted! So is my brother and his gf. What i don't understand is if these women know they are complete control freaks, and they never trust their partners to organise anything, wtf are they doing going on the show? Surely they know that things won't be to their taste and will only stress them out?

MardyBra Wed 23-Oct-13 17:45:56

I feel most sorry for the ones whose DH organises a wedding abroad and then can't afford to fly friends and family over.

UnexpectedFrightInShaggingArea Wed 23-Oct-13 17:46:23

Why don't these brides just leave a ma-hoosive list of dos and don'ts before leaving?

I assume that they enter because they want a free wedding and take the risk of it being crap.

MyfavcolourisOrange Wed 23-Oct-13 17:46:34

I've been one of the brides on DTTB shock

To my knowledge we were contracted to follow through with whatever our grooms planned (which presumably is why no groom has been left at the alter!) It can be quite costly to the couple if the rules aren't adhered to on the day of the wedding.

So I'm not sure how she got away with it last night.....

ColderThanAWitchsTitty Wed 23-Oct-13 17:46:48

yanbu, but I am not jumping out of a plan for anybody.

MardyBra Wed 23-Oct-13 17:47:06

Red She still got married. She just refused to do it in a plane and wouldn't do the parachute jump he'd organised.

MardyBra Wed 23-Oct-13 17:47:49

Yeah Orange! which one were you.

Give us all the inside gen!

UnexpectedFrightInShaggingArea Wed 23-Oct-13 17:47:59

Is there a 'are they still together' website somewhere? Some I had massive doubts about.

BruceWillisLovesMe Wed 23-Oct-13 17:48:44

It'll all be chivvied along in the most dramatic ways by the producers though. I mean, if you were applying to go on it, wouldn't you prep your future husband about everything you liked?

I'd love to know how much of it is actually staged or influenced. "Hey stag, it would make great telly if you spend hundreds on your night and a tenner on your future wife's night!"

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