Every so often my wife and I like nothing better than watching something on the TV that we can sit down and not have to think too hard about. One such show is Don’t Tell the Bride.
For those that don’t know, this is a show where the groom to be has to arrange the whole day and has three weeks to do it and in exchange they receives £14,000.
It’s the dream, right?
A wedding is apparently one of the most important days of a woman’s life and one that she has probably dreamt about ever since she was a little girl, so giving this responsibility to the groom is utter madness.
So why would a bride to be agree to go on a show that usually ends with a wedding that is completely different to the one that she would arrange if she was in full control. Is it to be on TV or is it that they genuinely cannot afford to pay for their own wedding.
I know that it is a show made purely for entertainment purposes but the series has been on for some years now, 12 series to be exact and has followed the same format, so there is no excuse for the bride to expect the fairy tale. Whether it’s Zombie themes, getting married in a cave or on the sea. There seems no limits to what these grooms to be can imagine.
So why am I posting about Don’t Tell the Bride?
I often find myself shouting at the TV much to my wife’s frustration. The thing is £14,000 is a lot of money and to arrange a wedding where at the end of the show they have to make their marriage official at a registry office seems somewhat wasteful of £14,000.
This is not what gets to me about this show. If the couples have agreed to go on the show because of genuine affordability why the hell do they driving fancy cars, more than likely purchased on finance? A typical fiance deal could cost £7,000 over a year before you even consider fuel and insurance costs, a huge chunk towards a wedding.
I’ll still watch it with my wife, it is on series record so it would be rude not to.
I will of course continue to frustrate her every time I see the bride to be driving off in an expensive car, leaving her groom to be make a balls up of one of the most important days of her life.