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The Couples: Happily Never After?

Watched the first episode and so not impressed. 

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I'm not sure what it accomplished that they couldn't have figured out on their own without a show helping them crash 3 weddings. I hope the bride & groom were compensated somehow for the wedding being televised -or maybe they were re-enactments- or staged just for this show & promotion of certain locations, performers, etc.

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I actually really enjoyed the first episode because the potential bride and groom were, IMHO, very likable AND because there may be a PMS-family wedding to be planned in the not too distant future in that area so it was very enlightening to get a basic idea of some of the costs (except $750 for a solo singer/guitarist playing Hawaiian music???? I call complete BS, even if he played for the entire night ... unless they had to pay his airfare from Hawaii)

But YES, I kept wondering how on earth they were able to convince the actual three couples to let these people crash their weddings (frankly, though, I feel the same way when I watch "Four Weddings" ... maybe even more strongly, because at least in the premiere episode, I thought the couple were very tactful and complimentary and pleasant about the three weddings they attended, whereas with "Four Weddings" their so-called "NEW FRIENDS" pretty much trash the weddings, or elements of the wedding, to excuse their down-scoring/lowballing them (though I have noticed they almost NEVER trash the dress ... it always "fits her perfectly" and is "just her style, though not my style" ... maybe that's an unspoken rule). 

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Agree with everything you said. I wonder if the pitch to these people getting married is "your wedding is on TV! We'll all know how much you paid for stuff!" The engaged couple was very polite, I would be super scared to say anything rude on camera about a total stranger's wedding. And yes, Four Weddings probably does ask the brides never to say anything nasty about the dresses. Leave the dresses alone, talk smack about everything else!

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On 6/14/2018 at 5:53 PM, PamelaMaeSnap said:

I actually really enjoyed the first episode because the potential bride and groom were, IMHO, very likable AND because there may be a PMS-family wedding to be planned in the not too distant future in that area so it was very enlightening to get a basic idea of some of the costs (except $750 for a solo singer/guitarist playing Hawaiian music???? I call complete BS, even if he played for the entire night ... unless they had to pay his airfare from Hawaii)

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That price for the musician didn't surprise me. It costs upwards of $2500 to hire a 5 piece band where I live in the midwest.

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I've liked both couples so far. As far as the weddings they attend, I'm sure the couples are compensated somehow. Lots of people want to be on TV. I can't even imagine how much trouble and how expensive it would be to hire actors and stage these weddings.

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I wonder if TLC films the entirety of these weddings and then the couples get free videography, basically. That would be an incentive.

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