I must admit something. I’m addicted to porn.....wedding porn. I can’t help myself, if there is a wedding show on t.v. I must watch it. I watch them all...Bridezilla’s, Platinum Weddings, Say Yes to the Dress, Rich Bride Poor Bride...the list goes on. I’ve always loved these shows even before I got engaged...or met Kristian for that matter. But here’s the thing the closer I get to my own wedding the less interest I have in these shows. Yes I still watch but usually while I’m also surfing the Internet or cleaning. And most of the time I find myself getting irritated while watching them...primarily Platinum Weddings and Say Yes to the Dress whose main premise is to discuss how much money these couples are spending on their wedding/dresses.
This past weekend Platinum Weddings showed a wedding for a couple where the bride’s father spent $1.5 MILLION....a MILLION dollars on the wedding...A WEDDING! That is one day! Are you effin kidding me?! Look I’m sure there are people out there that would look at our budget and how much money we’re spending for one day and say that it’s a waste for a one day event. And maybe they are right. But I can tell you that for the DC area our budget falls on the LOW end of the scale. If you want to get married around here you’ll be spending a minimum of $10K unless you have the wedding in a backyard with pizza and a keg (though at this point that actually sounds like a good idea).
With that said I still can’t imagine spending a MILLION dollars on a wedding...hell I can’t imagine spending $100K on a wedding but maybe that’s because I grew up shopping at Target and Payless. I guess if you’ve always had money this is all you know. It just amazes me that some of these people spend more on their flowers or alcohol than I am spending on my entire wedding. In addition to the money these weddings will have THOUSANDS of flowers (usually flown in from South America or Europe)...what do they do with all these flowers after the wedding? I really hope they donate them to a hospital or a nursing home or maybe a less fortunate couple getting married the next day. It just seems so wasteful. I guess if you have that kind of money to spend more power to you but it's not something I think I could do...even if I won Mega Millions tomorrow.
As for Say Yes to the Dress it cracks me up when these girls go in talking about how because they are on a budget they can ONLY spend $3-5K on a dress! And most of the time the dress is ugly (in my opinion) or looks just like one I saw at David’s Bridal for $700. Then again maybe I’m just jealous and bitter that I can’t afford a $10K Monique Lhuiller gown…but I doubt it.
On a side note... I was watching The Bachelor wedding of Molly and Jason (another million dollar wedding) Monday night...while in the process of printing off my own invitations that I bought for $20 a box at Michael’s... HOLLA. First let me say that I still can’t believe Molly agreed to date Jason 30 seconds after he dumped the fiancé that he proposed to 30 seconds after dumping her in the first place. But that’s neither here nor there I suppose. What killed me was that these idiots got married during a torrential downpour while their poor guests were shivering under umbrellas. It’s called a Rain Plan...Use it! It had only been raining all day why would one think to move it indoors?! Crazy right? Oh and when Jason said how easy the whole planning process had been I wanted to crawl through my t.v. and smack him in the face...yeah when ABC is planning and paying for the whole thing I guess it would be pretty easy. Douche.
Okay I’m stepping down from my soap box now. It feels much better to get that off my chest :-)
**If any of my readers are throwing a million dollar wedding please know I'm not talking about you...oh and please send me an invite to the wedding :)