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32 minutes ago, ChitChat said:

Save it for the honeymoon! 

Sadly, that ship has sailed for these women.  I am guessing the men love to see the boobs on display in a Neanderthal, chest-beating "look what I bagged" declaration.  Modesty is definitely a thing of the past.

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The opening scene with Randy and Ronnie...I'm hearing a lot of Oscar buzz! LOL.

When I saw the Jersey Girl's (aka Big Ang Jr.) dad I thought he was David Letterman's band leader Paul Schaffer.

Pink dress girl, yikes! The raccoon's called, they want their eyes back. 

Neither bride does math, the bride with the $2500 budget learns the dress she likes is $4400 dress is not double the price.

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I've been more covered up when I've had a mammogram than what she was in that dress (OK, half more covered).   I cannot imagine wearing a wedding dress that if you sneeze, you will show everything to everyone.  

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12 hours ago, snarktini said:

Ugh, she's so gross. I didn't even think the dresses looked flattering on her! Always amazes me when a Dad loves a dress that is so boob-y. I don't think Dad has to be outraged, it just surprises me.

As to Marlena: When Mom picked a dress more than double the budget and was all "it's once in a lifetime!"...was it delusional to have hoped Mom would offer to help? Totally fine if Mom can't afford to help, many people don't that kind of spare cash, but then she shouldn't think her daughter could so easily cough up an extra 3K. 

I stopped watching a while back because I hated the drama and spoiled brides. But I fell off the wagon. Can you get a sponsor for this sort of thing? 

There's no way I could walk around in front of my dad with so much of my chest exposed.  I can't wear low cut tops anyway because I feel uncomfortable, like I was going to fall out any minute.  That was crazy!

I was also hoping that someone on that couch would offer to help Marlena pay for the dress.  Then, she added the cape, which added more money to it and it wasn't worth it, imo.  I didn't like at all.  I wish she'd done her hair up with with something decorative. 

12 hours ago, PityFree said:

 I think we all got to see spoiled jersey bride’s areolas. 

I'm pretty sure we did.

While I liked Marlena's dress, I wish she'd have tried on one or two more with lace, since she obviously liked the look of lace in pictures.  I was waiting for someone to tell her that there are different kinds of lace and all the dresses with lace had a different amount on them.  Not all lacy dresses are dripping in it like the one she tried on was.  It was odd to me that just because one lace dress didn't look good on her, the assumption was that nothing with lace would look good on her.  I've always told my daughter to try things on, even if you don't think they'd look good on you, because sometimes you'll be pleasantly surprised. 

I'm not really interested in alterations, but I could watch a few half hour show about Randy's (or anyone's) process of coming up with an idea for dresses, right up to the runway show itself. 

@FreetheGirlses, I love your dress!  It's just beautiful!  Thank you for sharing your experience. 

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9 hours ago, rlc said:

Did she mention something about having a child, or did I just imagine that.

I believe her (their) daughter was the flower girl.

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No one has mentioned the rabbi who performed the ceremony.  I thought he was very entertaining.  The flower girl was their daughter, and Marlena said she was 2 years old.  Marlena's friend in the hot pink dress needs to cut down on the tanning bed or fake tan cream.  She looked totally orange, and I don't think it was my TV setting.

The NJ woman was off the charts.  The mother hardly said two words, and it was clear that the bride to be was her daddy's girl. Ugh.  Classy?  Not by my definition.  Thanks for link to their wedding website.  Glad I had already eaten breakfast when I read it, or I would have lost my appetite.     

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I laughed when Randy said he never brings a dress to a bride that is over her budget.  Yes he does, like in every episode.

3 minutes ago, laredhead said:

Thanks for link to their wedding website.

I didn't see the link, were is it?  Like a car accident, I have to look!

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Wearing a jacket by the sleeves only needs to be over now.

 

NJ bride was a nightmare, never understand do people like her think that kind of behavior on TV is charming? So many people on this program show off this horrible attitude to other peoples money, they've obviously seen the show themselves before, did they admire the others who did it? Not caring about the budget when someone else is paying and has given a very generous cap doesn't make you look carefree, it makes you look like a jerk.

 

According to this shes a multi millionaire in her own right (http://www.evolvingbeauty.info/pod-features/008-emanuela-defalco-the-mind-of-a-millennial-beauty-millionaire) why not offer to cover anything over her Dad's budget. Her brand's products actually seem to get fairly good ratings on ipsy and amazon.

 

Odd observation but is anyone else thinking that some brides must have started having botox really young like in their 20's and its now making the lower half of their face age extra fast like I guess if thats the only part that moves it would age faster? I saw it in NJ bride and I think in NYE bride last week (also see it on programs like Vanderpump Rules). I've googled it and all I can find is anecdotal evidence of people sharing their experience. Am I the only one seeing it?

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Gee, that's just what I need i my makeup, stuff to make my face look as dirty as hers. Snort.  Yuck, check out her site girls, it's so wonderfully nasty. 

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Jersey girl with those big overdone lips was horrible.  Wearing a dress where your boobs are falling out is really tasteless, especially if there is going to be a church wedding.  Sooner or later they will have some semblance of a normal person on.

Hard to believe she actually graduated from college.

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My theory is that her father wasn't too worried about the cost of the wedding gown because she was paying for it herself and the whole "Daddy's Girl Gets Whatever She Wants" storyline was a fake. Also, I couldn't help but notice on the program and in her online photos, she was wearing quite a large diamond engagement ring. Again, I suspect she bought it herself because her fiance's profession is listed as "personal trainer." 

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On 3/10/2018 at 9:01 PM, magemaud said:

I see the controversial "Wounded Warrior" bride, Alicia, was back on tonight 7 months pregnant. She was on the show TWO YEARS ago when they gifted her a dream wedding gown but she still hasn't gotten married and said the pregnancy postponed the wedding? 

Couldn't stand her the first time and had no interest in seeing her again. I kept saying "stop snivelling, you're a f*****ng adult woman" every time she burst into tears. This time was no different.

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I know, she "ugly cried" through the entire original episode. (I think it was all fake) 

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57 minutes ago, magemaud said:

I know, she "ugly cried" through the entire original episode. (I think it was all fake) 

She is a scam artist, it probably comes with the role. As a person who is in several military support groups, I get stabby when I hear fake stories like hers. There are so may really deserving vets with REAL injuries,  Tammy Duckworth being one of them.  She never uses her status to get freebies and she has a legitimate story.

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21 hours ago, atlantaloves said:

OH MY GODDESS...THAT ITALIAN chick with the father who would buy her anything, (according to her) she is totally Big Ang from Mob Wives..WHAT A UGLY FAT WHORE. 

Seriously, I just CAN'T. The piggy whores on this show, I just can't.  Go away, please. 

The real scandal was that no one offered her ice packs to reduce her lips swelling! If someone pushes you in the mouth, call the producer and postpone the filming.

Is there an estimate for the number of layers of spray tan?

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I'm done. I only tuned in on rare occasions to see if they had possibly gone back to the original recipe but this episode was the crowning blow.  I can't get back that hour of my life that I spent with these shallow, vapid women.  No more.

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22 hours ago, PityFree said:

I think we all got to see spoiled jersey bride’s areolas. 

Pretty sure we did! 

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1 hour ago, Kohola3 said:

I'm done. I only tuned in on rare occasions to see if they had possibly gone back to the original recipe but this episode was the crowning blow.  I can't get back that hour of my life that I spent with these shallow, vapid women.  No more.

I gave up too; just been reading here now.  That screenshot above says it all; I don't need to see that crap.

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On 3/17/2018 at 6:44 AM, FreetheGirlses said:

That being said, my consultant was...SHAY. 

Thank you for sharing your story and experience. Your dress is gorgeous and looks beautiful on you! 

Shay was so obnoxious on the show but it’s actually nice to hear he is a professional in person. We all kind of figured his show-havior was bs but didn’t make it not annoying. 

On 3/17/2018 at 6:44 AM, FreetheGirlses said:

Danielle “Prostitution Whore” Staub from the Real Housewives of NJ was walking in with her entourage (including her daughters) as I was walking out. 

LOL! 

New Jersey bride... I mean, just, no. Areola  dress, her makeup.. just too much. Her sister seemed sane. She got a few eye rolls in. 

Can I just say it bugs me so much when women claim they “don’t do math” when it’s like BASIC arithmetic. Come on. 

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Refresh, for someone who doesn't "do math" that NJ bride certainly knows how to make $$ from her makeup business.   Wonder who does her math for that?

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1 hour ago, laredhead said:

 

Refresh, for someone who doesn't "do math" that NJ bride certainly knows how to make $$ from her makeup business.   Wonder who does her math for that?

 

The article I read said she had “family members” working for her. Daddy might be the Numbers Man and she said she “doesn’t do math” as another way of saying she’s so successful she doesn’t have to worry about minor details like the cost of a Pnina. That could also explain why her sister was okay her being Daddy’s Favorite, the whole family knows she’s their cash cow. 

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Oh yes, and we saw Pnina not once but twice during that bride's appointment.  I guess she heard about the gowns that were being tried on and smelled $$ in the air.

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I wondered if Pnina was disappointed that Emanuela chose one of her "cheaper" gowns and also the consultant (I'm blanking on who it was) who earned a smaller commission. 

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Thanks for those links everyone! She has a makeup business. Ok.  So her makeup looks like that on purpose? Hmmm. 

I’m learning so much. 

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On 3/17/2018 at 6:44 AM, FreetheGirlses said:

Went to Kleinfeld this week, and I did say yes to a dress. 

Absolutely stunning Freethegirlses! I love the silhouette of your dress and the details are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your experience and best wishes to you for a wonderful wedding! 

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Freethegirlses-your dress is gorgeous on you and I think it will look even better in all ivory and the right length. I have to know, though, did Shay say you looked “snatched”?

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5 hours ago, Psychobunny said:

Freethegirlses-your dress is gorgeous on you and I think it will look even better in all ivory and the right length. I have to know, though, did Shay say you looked “snatched”?

Thank you, and no hahaha. The word "snatched" did not come out of his mouth!

6 hours ago, eclectcmoi said:

Absolutely stunning Freethegirlses! I love the silhouette of your dress and the details are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your experience and best wishes to you for a wonderful wedding! 

Thank you!

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I gotta say, sharing this with FreeTheGirlses is way more fun than watching the program!

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Hi and forgive me I know this episode has to have been addressed already but I was watching reruns this morning as I got ready for work and A Case of Dress Distress was showing. One segment had the meanest, nastiest bridesmaid - Kelly. What in the world? The minute she called the tulle on a dress toile it wasn't hard to see where it was going. Downhill fast. She brings the bride a dress she cannot afford, blames Lisa the consultant for this, then calls a Pnina dress (that the bride, Jamie, looked stunning in) cheap - kept saying cheap cheap cheap behind her hands. The older friend beside her looked so embarrassed. The poor bride left without a dress and Lisa got done out of a commission. 

That bridesmaid and the snotty redheaded bride (cannot remember her name but will never forget her behavior) from Minnesota who flew in on daddy's corporate jet & kept bringing up a Monique Lhuillier dress she found back home, daring the Kleinfeld consultants to do better - 2-3 hours after the store had closed for the night would be a match made in bridal hell. 

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5 minutes ago, CKTV123 said:

the snotty redheaded

The worst!  Willing to bet that marriage is already over.

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The worst!  Willing to bet that marriage is already over.

I could not believe her arrogance. 

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13 minutes ago, CKTV123 said:

I could not believe her arrogance. 

And that she thought it was somehow endearing.  On behalf of redheads everywhere, she is not the prototype!

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1 hour ago, SuprSuprElevated said:

The worst!  Willing to bet that marriage is already over.

I've said this before, but I really would love an "update" show on the status of some of these brides and their marriages.  In some cases, I'd be blown away surprised if they were still married.  Entitled, spoiled bratty behavior does not make for a good partner in any type of relationship, especially marriage where give and take is so important. 

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2 hours ago, eclectcmoi said:

In some cases, I'd be blown away surprised if they were still married. 

In some cases I'd be blown away if they hadn't been butchered by their henpecked husbands.

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2 minutes ago, Kohola3 said:

In some cases I'd be blown away if they hadn't been butchered by their henpecked husbands.

Bwahahahahahahaha! Exactly! 

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On 3/18/2018 at 9:59 AM, Shannon L. said:

While I liked Marlena's dress, I wish she'd have tried on one or two more with lace, since she obviously liked the look of lace in pictures.  I was waiting for someone to tell her that there are different kinds of lace and all the dresses with lace had a different amount on them.  Not all lacy dresses are dripping in it like the one she tried on was.  It was odd to me that just because one lace dress didn't look good on her, the assumption was that nothing with lace would look good on her. 

I found this baffling as well. She said she felt "confined" by the lace dress. Maybe the sleeves on the sample were too tight? Maybe try a lace dress without sleeves? Maybe the shape of the dress was not right for you? She came in babbling "lace lace lace" but threw it over after trying on one dress? Please, I'm getting agita from these idiots.

Was she the one who was all about the love? I want everyone to be overwhelmed with love! She wants everyone to feel the boundless, limitless love. But she's going to feed her guests Triscuits and 7 Up because she went way over budget on her dress. Love is in the air!

Randy is really working my nerves lately. "Oh my god, if she wants embellishments she's going to have to come up on the budget! How can we, Kleinfeld, the greatest, biggest purveyor of wedding dresses in the known world, be expected to find an embellished gown for under $5000?". Honey. Switch to decaf. I'm tired of hearing all the doom and gloom from Randy and the consultants when a bride wants a dress and has a budget. They trot in two dresses and throw up their hands. This is not interesting to me. I'd be far more interested in seeing the consultants show some skill and get creative.

Jersey girl was an abomination. That is all.

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8 minutes ago, Pepper Mostly said:

Was she the one who was all about the love? I want everyone to be overwhelmed with love! She wants everyone to feel the boundless, limitless love. But she's going to feed her guests Triscuits and 7 Up because she went way over budget on her dress. Love is in the air!

Yes, she was the one "all about the love". LOL! I give people far too much latitude than I should,  but that crossed the line. Honestly, if I were invited to a wedding and discovered prior to the event the bride cheated me out of a decent meal so she could double her dress budget, I would attend - but I wouldn't buy a gift. If asked, I'd say "I didn't realize this was to be such a dressy event, so I had to purchase a new outfit. Unfortunately, the outfit I chose was so expensive I had no money left over to buy you a gift."

12 minutes ago, Pepper Mostly said:

Jersey girl was an abomination. That is all.

However, she was the ONLY bride in recent memory to correctly refer to the style she wanted as a "ball gown", not a "princess dress" (or, like someone from the previous episode, "a princess gown dress"). Gotta give credit where credit is due!

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They are doing what is billed as an update show but they showed Elle King’s appointment and didn’t give an update. Am I wrong or did she not cancel the wedding? If they are billing it as an update show they owe us an update.

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2 hours ago, TwirlyGirly said:

I'd say "I didn't realize this was to be such a dressy event, so I had to purchase a new outfit. Unfortunately, the outfit I chose was so expensive I had no money left over to buy you a gift."

@TwirlyGirly, you're naughty! I like that in a person. 

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19 hours ago, Refresh said:

She has a makeup business. Ok.  So her makeup looks like that on purpose? Hmmm. 

Probably not an accident her makeup business has the word DIRTY in it! 

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When wounded warrior woman showed up pregnant and not married I thought it was pretty brazen that she went back to Kleinfeld's without having gotten married after receiving all the gifts from them.  As I recall they gifted the dress, shoes, earrings, and veil to her.  I thought it was pretty ungrateful of her to have not gotten married, or to not giving it all back once she realized she wasn't getting married.  That episode happened well before her pregnancy.

But then, I read the information about her fraudulent behavior (thanks great detectives!), and was just astounded that Kleinfeld's even featured her again.  She seemed relieved that Randy wasn't there, so it was very interesting that they called him at home to talk to her.  Hopefully it will become known that she is a scammer and other businesses will not fall for her con and she will not receive any more freebies based upon her lies.

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My husband and i are in our late 60s and now we are getting invites to friends grand kids weddings.  We decided not to go to any because everyone of them having been living together and have kids...nope not gonna spend my money on that.  If my grand kid gets married grandma and grandpa will come but i already spent all my money on your moms wedding.  These girls are so spoiled and the cost of theses dresses is beyond belief....

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1 hour ago, seahag50 said:

My husband and i are in our late 60s and now we are getting invites to friends grand kids weddings.  We decided not to go to any because everyone of them having been living together and have kids...nope not gonna spend my money on that.  If my grand kid gets married grandma and grandpa will come but i already spent all my money on your moms wedding.  These girls are so spoiled and the cost of theses dresses is beyond belief....

So you're not going to a wedding because the couple is living together and has children already? I don't understand that reasoning; couples who live together and have a child prior to the wedding are still deserving of a wedding if they want one (and can pay for it themselves).

Are you expecting your grandchildren to ask you to pay for their weddings? (re: your comment about spending all your money on your daughter's wedding). That thought would have never occurred to me as I was planning my wedding but I'd like to think I'm nowhere near as ridiculous as many of the brides on this show. My grandmother attended and gave us a lovely gift from our registry but there's no way I would have asked her to pay a single cent toward the wedding costs.

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Tonight's Jersey girl and her entourage were something else.  The bridesmaid in the too tight gray tshirt looked like a sidewalk Sally with her enormous fake bewbs.  And what's with that generation and their inability to pronounce the letter T in the middle of a word. She kept saying Man ha in instead of Manhatten.  And of course, another bride who insists on being overly sexy. And why was she always holding her bewbs?  

And then we had the earthy hicks who are gold miners.  Oy, the father was beyond crude.  But in the end, they seemed like a pretty nice family.  

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From someone who has lived her entire life in New Jersey, please don't think tonight's (Jaque) and last week's (Emanuela) "Jersey Girl" brides are typical! Those types are a small minority and almost caricatures of themselves. 

Also, when Paula brought in the Pnina for Jaque to try on, she mentioned being "respectful" of the $ 3,000 budget but asked her mother if there was any "wiggle room". Did anyone ever say how much over budget the dress was? 

I grew to like the Beets Family by the end of the show, the daughter seems like a sweet girl. 

And I can't believe no one has posted anything about Jasmine, the Grand Canyon Bride's "big announcement" on the update show. 

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Was this a new episode? If not, I need the original air date from someone, please. I sooooo want to read about Vegas Jasmine & her 24 hour new boyfriend. Poor Brian! And how did the Grand Canyon venue get changed to Vegas with about 12 guests? Weird.

 

Found it. Page 20, folks.

Edited by rhys. Reason: Detective work paid off.
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I loved Randy's runway show and thought he did a good job providing a range of styles and fabrics. I really like the "Michelle" model. The see-through finale gown with the splotches of lace over the breasts, oy. He's been around Pnina too much.

Doesn't Randy have anyone besides his dog to be with him and provide support during the show? He seemed to be all by himself backstage and had to talk to the camera about being so happy and wanting to cry. Hopefully there were some friends and family we didn't see.

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10 minutes ago, 2727 said:

I loved Randy's runway show and thought he did a good job providing a range of styles and fabrics. I really like the Michelle style. The see-through finale gown with the splotches of lace over the breasts, oy. He's been around Pnina too much.

Doesn't Randy have anyone besides his dog to be with him and provide support during the show? He seemed to be all by himself backstage and had to talk to the camera about being so happy and wanting to cry. Hopefully there were friends and family off camera.

Many beautiful dresses there.  A few too many Pnina-esque examples, but a lot of brides, on the show anyway, seem to seek those out, so...  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

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