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Don't Tell the Bride! (lighthearted)

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fairnotfair Sun 12-Jan-14 13:22:06

If you are getting married, and you have very strong feelings about where/how you marry, and what you are going to wear, WHY in the name of Zeus and all his little pixies would you sign up to "Don't Tell the Bride", thus delegating all the decision-making to your hapless fiancé?

(I realise they get finance, but still...)

I also realise that this is not exactly a major issue in the larger scheme of things, but I am pretending to do my tax return...

MammaTJ Sun 12-Jan-14 13:26:48

I would quite like to do it and pretend I would hate the kind of wedding I would actually love! grin

I read somewhere (probably MN) that they try to persuade the groom in to doing the opposite of what the bride wants.

JeanSeberg Sun 12-Jan-14 13:27:13

I agree but I'm so glad they do as it's my favourite guilty pleasure!

Is it on now?

risingsunshine Sun 12-Jan-14 13:28:58

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HyvaPaiva Sun 12-Jan-14 13:29:31

If it weren't for the fact I'd hate a televised wedding, I could do it easily.

My DP (actually he's my fiancé) isn't 'hapless'. I don't have strong wedding feelings but in any case he'd plan it perfectly because he has a real eye for detail and we know each other's - and our combined - style really well. He's very stylish, elegant, and romantic. He'd hit it out of the park.

DrNick Sun 12-Jan-14 13:29:41

yes there was a good thread on here with a participant on it

was interesting

fairnotfair Sun 12-Jan-14 13:30:18

Jean - yes it is! And the bride's mother is... very invested in the process...

Rising - I'm sorry.

DrNick Sun 12-Jan-14 13:30:21

plus agree

I WILL DECIDE if i am lighthearted

fairnotfair Sun 12-Jan-14 13:31:26

Dr Nick - Ok, I'll apologise to you as well.

liquidstate Sun 12-Jan-14 13:32:00

The one on now is hilarious. The mother is dreadful 'Its my day and dreams too...'

Its one of my favourite episodes.

Wellthen Sun 12-Jan-14 13:32:58

If your fiance would do what you want and has a flair for design then you wouldn't get picked for the program. Its as simple as that.

SpringHeeledJack Sun 12-Jan-14 13:37:11

I have a strange fascination with this programme

I know it's shit, and it always follows a formula, etc etc

but I can't help it

<heeeeeeeeeelp meeeeeeeeee>

ShadowFall Sun 12-Jan-14 13:37:28

I agree.

But I do wonder if they edit it so that the bride's feelings appear stronger than they actually are. Particularly on the bits where they take the bride off to pick out her ideal dress / venue.

DrNick Sun 12-Jan-14 13:37:53

the H has to give his plans to the team
HE then cannot deviate

only whacky plans get on

So all the stately home stuff is never going to happen

SpringHeeledJack Sun 12-Jan-14 13:38:37

and what wellthen sez

the blokes are nearly always arseholes

the Stoke City one made me hop with rage so much so that I ended up watching the repeat

SpringHeeledJack Sun 12-Jan-14 13:40:13

yy Shadowfall

I think they stick pins in bride when she tries on her Dream Wedding Dress, saying 'go on, cry, please cry, PUHLEEEEEASE'

fairnotfair Sun 12-Jan-14 13:54:24

The bride's mother approves of the dress. Am actually quite disappointed.

liquidstate Sun 12-Jan-14 13:57:44

This is a shortened version of the episode, the longer version has more mother in...

she had a right cats bum face when she saw the barn for the reception grin

TwoAndTwoEqualsChaos Sun 12-Jan-14 14:00:25

Is this the one at Bodenham Arboretum? I've only seen a couple of episodes, but this sounds VERY similar!

1974rach Sun 12-Jan-14 14:03:29

lol I'm in for the marathon grin

mother - is there a cake? hmm very nice... classic.

Next episode looks good too oh I love trashy telly when oh is working

NoArmaniNoPunani Sun 12-Jan-14 14:05:17

They probably do it for the 12k.

I'd like to see a mner on it. People on here seem to think spending more than £500 on a wedding is obscene

Happydaze77 Sun 12-Jan-14 14:09:06

I saw an episode once where the groom picked the exact same dress that the bride had wanted. What are the chances?!

GossamerHailfilter Sun 12-Jan-14 14:10:09

The one where the groom takes half her family to Vegas and leaves the rest behind was classic. If I was that woman I would have walked away there and then. All of MN would have told her to LTB.

Closely followed by the guy that sent his bride to be up some kind of rollercoaster in her wedding gown.

TOADfan Sun 12-Jan-14 14:26:09

I would love to go on it.

I would make up what I wanted for the producers/camera and say I wanted a big white stately home wedding and DP would do a Vegas wedding instead.

But in reality I want the Vegas wedding.

You need to know how to play them.

fairnotfair Sun 12-Jan-14 14:28:17

I particularly enjoy the episodes when the groom forgets about VAT until the last minute...

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