Have any of you seen this reality show on TLC? I hadn't until this past weekend, when I stumbled across a mini marathon of it on Sunday morning. You all know how much I love reality shows--so I stopped, watched, and quickly realized this would be one reality show I'd never watch again.
The gist of the show is that it follows four brides on their wedding days. The brides must judge each other on several categories, including best dress, best venue, best food-all in a bid to win a dream honeymoon.
On the surface it doesn't seem like such a bad premise, and there are rules in place to prevent brides from completely trashing each other in scoring to make themselves look better, but there is still cattiness, still bad scoring, and one contestant on Sunday proclaimed, (I'm paraphrasing) "I would have scored her better, but a wedding should be about making your guests feel welcome and she didn't do that."
What? A wedding is about the guests? I think this is where my big issue comes in. To me a wedding isn't about the fanciest dress, the tastiest food, the reception hall. It's about the love, the gush, the goo--the romance. It's about the bride and groom--and solely about the bride and groom. I cringe to think about these brides looking back at their episode and hearing the nasty comments. It has to leave a bad taste--and possibly taint a wonderful memory, turning it bittersweet. I really feel rather sorry for them, though I suppose they knew what they were getting into.
So, I'd rather (gasp) turn the TV off than watch again. And you know that's saying something...