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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.

MyfavcolourisOrange Sat 26-Oct-13 01:07:18

I can think of one specific episode that sounds how you describe Jetfighter (the bride was young with black hair) and I agree that episode made cringe - she was in no way ready for marriage. I guess it's a formula that works; although they do try to differ the couples slightly it wouldn't be entertainment if the groom didn't make any mistakes and the bride wasn't at least a little bit diva-like.

MrsCakes they make the best man/men an integral part of the episode - in fact ours had to attend almost as many auditions as we did and sign the same contracts....I think the producers use them to encourage the groom for their own means. They are encouraged to move in together and basically joined at the hip for the three weeks! If course if the bride doesn't like some of the things she hears during the process (certain info is drip fed throughout to create drama ofc) then that makes the producers v. happy! smile

JumpingJackSprat Sat 26-Oct-13 06:58:31

I think it's gone downhill recently. I used to watch it religiously now I mostly can't be bothered. I heard there was a lot of manipulation from the producers.

ForwardSheCried Sat 26-Oct-13 07:03:51

Well, if they're daft enough to let him organise the whole damn thing in the first place...

Fivemoreminutesmummy Sat 26-Oct-13 16:09:21

orange if you have to go through with what has been written on your application form then surely the bride knows what is going to happen? Not many men would independently apply so I'm assuming the woman has involvement with what has been written.
Love the show (and this thread) btw

HorryIsUpduffed Sat 26-Oct-13 16:13:30

You get to go on telly - and there are plenty of people who would sign up for that reason alone - and get twelve grand you haven't had to save up to pay for your wedding.

It's very tempting now that the average British wedding costs £21k ::gulp::

fatlazymummy Sat 26-Oct-13 16:20:27

The problem with DTTB is the same with any reality tv programme. They start off being genuine and quickly become manipulated by the producers to create coflict and filled mainly with stereotypical 'wannabe' contestants/cast members (not directed towards any of the posters on this thread).
After the 1st series or so they're not really about the actual subject anymore.
I used to watch every episode, now I only watch the odd one. I often get the impression that they're not even real weddings.

MyfavcolourisOrange Sat 26-Oct-13 20:11:51

Fivemore.... The application process is quite lengthy and the initial application (just a form) is done as a couple or as you say usually by the bride (I did ours!) but after that there are 4/5 interviews which have to be done separately. For the majority of our application process we were separated to ensure secrecy.

Of course I'm sure some couples still speak once the interviews are over but my DH didn't tell me what theme he had planned for the day because he genuinely wanted it to be a surprise for me.

BridgetJonesStoleMyPants Sat 26-Oct-13 22:55:59

I watch dttb to keep me grounded when dealing with the next drama of my own lol

Theimpossiblegirl Sun 27-Oct-13 12:55:56

Just discovered backto back DTTB on Really. Watching the skater boy wedding now. Just the ticket when I'm stuck on the sofa ill.

Fag ash cup cakes though!!!!

MikeTheShite Sun 27-Oct-13 12:58:58

I'm watching today too! She was very pretty smile

Mia4 Sun 27-Oct-13 13:47:17

To be fair jumping out that plane after all that getting ready, I think most people would be pissed off. If anything they could have done it at the start of the reception after vows and photos.

Most of the grooms tend to think more about themselves, then them as a couple or their bride. Though there are the minority who seem to think. One was really sweet, made a barn up to look stunning.

She was a bit of a bridezilla but you could see she would be like that without the wedding, her sister was a bridesmaidzilla and made a bitchy comment - says a lot about her personality- he thought of himself and what he wanted rather then both of them and her bridesmaid that 'tattled'-sad, very sad, she was obviously after drama.

I know this has been said before but why do a lot of the brides always end up with rubbishy hen dos when the groom spends loads on a stag? And you must know if your groom is self-absorbed or selfish so if they are why would you go on DTTB and expect them to suddenly be not-like that?

Bea Sun 27-Oct-13 15:59:10

Aww! Just watching repeat of Pride and prejudice themed wedding and the groom is soooo lovely and thoughtful and everyone is sooo reasonable... must be the first series!!!

MikeTheShite Sun 27-Oct-13 16:16:22

I love the one that's on now, the fishing one smile

Lj8893 Sun 27-Oct-13 16:52:51

Loved that pride and prejudice one, and the fishing one that's on now.

Dp said he would do something like the P&P one if we did it (I would never be able to relinquish control so its not going to happen!!)

AnyBumFuckerPotato Sun 27-Oct-13 17:28:31

My DD2 who is 9, is now watching series one one Really. She's now hooked because I've been watching on iPlayer.

BeScarefulWhatYouWitchFor Sun 27-Oct-13 17:32:51

I'm currently watching the one with Nick and Laila, no idea which series it is.

I have to admit I have, in the past, been pleasantly surprised with some of the weddings that the grooms have organised. Some though are very selfish and I agree with a pp that some seem to be more what the bm wants/thinks than the bride.

Loved the P&P one.

Theimpossiblegirl Sun 27-Oct-13 17:40:10

I loved the P&P wedding. The fishing one was funny, I thought he was great, but worryingly off the mark.

The one that's on now is good too. I think I may be addicted.

Theimpossiblegirl Sun 27-Oct-13 17:59:00

Ahh, Nick and Leila, that was sweet.

ScarerAndFuckItsAGhost Tue 29-Oct-13 21:54:50

Watching tonight's episode. Grant and Callie and the weird Medieval-Ninja wedding he is planning.

I don't quite get the point of organising this big showy thing where they aren't actually married at the end of it and have to go off to a registry office? Especially when she wants a meaningful ceremony.

Picturesinthefirelight Tue 29-Oct-13 22:18:21

My parents were at the football match one. They wernt guests but they are season ticket holders in the executive suite at the club

Mum got really annoyed with it all as they pay for a nice meal before the match & there was so much to-ing & fri- ing then during the match itself they kept getting their view blocked by all the going up & down the steps repeatedly.

They did spot themselves on the TV when it was aired.

Boredwench Wed 30-Oct-13 10:14:19

I love/loathe this show in equal measure, along with ‘Four Weddings’ these are my trash shows.

I think it’s mostly made up (i.e. 90%). There’s a common theme throughout the majority of episodes – the bride is a nightmare, the groom is a selfish bell-end. In quite a few seasons I can’t recall a single episode where it’s been a normal run of the mill wedding; it’s all ramped up to the max for tv.

If I was going on the show I’d of got every major decision sorted long before, and my OH would need to simply turn up and ‘pretend’ to decide on everything. It’s almost as if the producers deliberately steer the groom into nothing that the bride actually likes, it’s all about capturing that the car crash tv moment where her face drops at being told xyz. I don’t believe after being with each other for years that the grooms would know so very little about their bride’s, it’s made up tosh designed to make you at home go ‘omg what a selfish prick’, it’ll make you stick and watch a lot more than someone doing everything right.

It’s always the same: the groom has a massive lavish stag doo, complete with limo and a dozen mates, whereas the hen has a crappy night out in the local ‘Yates’ or something equally as lame. You only ever see the bride being told the bad stuff throughout the night (i.e. money running out, the grooms stag is 10x bigger), and never having fun. I know blokes can often be thoughtless, but I simply don't believe the grooms are that brazenly selfish and downright nasty. It's all designed to make us sit at home and think 'LTB!!', considering the viewership the programme is aimed at, it's no surprise men are portrayed as cretins. Most blokes do well to come away with a 'borderline twat' editing job, but most end up coming away with a lot worse.

They're never specific enough on the costs of venues, it should be stated whether catering is included or not, as that can easily double/triple a budget.

The plane episode - I can't believe it actually got that far to the point she got on the plane, it was obvious the groom knew it wasn't going to work before he'd even got to the airfield. They both come away looking idiots after that episode. She was incredibly cold and rude, and seemed to imply very heavily she was leaving him soon as the camera's stopped and they had the money. It went from her spewing venom, to the next scene with her comforting him and saying they'll get on with the day. I reckon he went nuts off camera and smashed the archway up and she saw how much he was being forced into sticking with it, her tears during the ceremony seemed genuine enough. All that aside I can't believe they were 4+ hours late, that's madness. Also another thing that makes me not believe a word is that they managed to find a registrar last minute for the alternate venue, going by how my council works, there's no way they'd be so accommodating and helpful.

Wedding photographer episode - As if any self-employed wedding photographer getting free advertising on the BBC is going to turn round and say they think disposable cameras for each table is a great idea, talk about doing yourself out of the job. The decorations and everything else miraculously appeared too (same as every other episode).

It would make a change if the producers had a normal straightforward wedding episode. I'm seem to have gone on one they're, my apologies, I want TV to stop treating me like I have shit for brains!

Boredwench Wed 30-Oct-13 10:16:59

Go on one 'there'.... Bloody predictive text

HorryIsUpduffed Wed 30-Oct-13 11:28:14

It annoys me enough that the stag and hen dos are paid for out of the wedding budget anyway. Because that isn't how it works!

MaryZombie Wed 30-Oct-13 16:36:58

I have only just seen this thread, but I agree absolutely.

If you go on the programme, have the guts to see it through so we can all point and laugh

Otherwise it's just a boring programme about ordinary weddings.

--Am I the only one who secretly loves it when the groom and his mates have a fancy stag and the bride has to go to the local pub with three mates?==

MardyBra Thu 31-Oct-13 23:50:33

Just seen the Larper one. What a sweetie the groom was. And I may have been a little choked when his dying dad took the service.

But please don't tell me that the wedding theme was a surprise to her.

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