Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Why you SHOULD watch Four Weddings

If you’re planning a wedding, there is one wedding show you should watch: Four Weddings on TLC. Assuming you can sit through 60 minutes of cattiness and criticisms, and the frustration of watching brides with $100,000 wedding budgets compete against brides with $10,000 wedding budgets for a $5,000 honeymoon. Honestly, if you have $100K to spend on your wedding, but can’t afford a honeymoon, cut out a centerpiece, or better yet, cut out the centerpiece pyrotechnics. But I digress…

There is a reason to watch Four Weddings. The show for all its flaws actually has value; it gives you the opportunity to experience the wedding from the guests’ perspective. In my line of work, I meet a fair amount of couples who have participated in, and attended, numerous weddings, and they already know what they liked and hated and would not suffer their guests through. However, I meet an equal number of couples for whom their wedding is the first wedding they’ll ever attend so if you’re in the latter category or somewhere in between, check your local listings and set the DVR. A lot of the ideas that are often executed at modern weddings are featured in the show, so if you’re wondering whether or not you should use apples for escort cards or create a signature drink or get married outdoors at noon, I can pretty much guarantee there is an episode that will help you to see that idea executed at a real wedding, and help you in your decision making.

Now, if anyone can tell me where I can find episodes of Four Houses online, I would be super grateful. I caught one episode and have not seen it since. I'm sure there's a good reason to watch that one as well.

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