That makes me cringe to hear that. The whole white wedding dress thing started with Queen Victoria's wedding. That's it. I'd like to strangle the Victorians who started the "it stands for purity" rumor. Blech.
Well many historians like to point out that Mary Queen of Scots is often credited -- wearing white to her first marriage and shocking the French court as white was the color of mourning (and adding wonderful post hindsight when Francois II died shortly after). But the Victorians did make white the symbol of purity.
The budget discrepancies seem a bit much within the show's proposed context. Especially as high scores seem to reflect "wish I could have afforded that" and some of the low scores seem envy-rooted.
Another week of petty brides. Yes, an orthodox Jewish wedding is going to be different from your Halloween wedding. I can't believe they were SO put out because the wedding was scheduled to not be on the Jewish sabbath. Marking down the experience for cold food makes sense, but their other reasons were petty and not particularly open minded.
This so annoyed me. And coming from the Halloween bride who carps about it not feeling like a traditional wedding to her. Open your mind wider than a plumber's crack sweetheart. And I laughed and cringed at the same time that the two (not sure of the bride who had the eye injury since she seemed the most rooted and the one most open-minded to the rest) could simply not parse that being a Jewish wedding, many of the guests would not have been able to be there on a Saturday. The one going on about working and how inconsiderate it was to hold that wedding on a Sunday. I'll bet the camera crew had a good laugh since even if they didn't figure out ahead of time, by the night of the filming they probably had caught on.
Still, Halloween gal complaining about the wedding not feeling like a wedding when she supposedly she was going for a Halloween party wedding (except for the haunted house there was nothing really Halloween about it -- and how pissed would the other three had been had they actually dressed up -- I'm guessing nothing but 1's from them).
I think it would not be that hard to schedule this type of show with a closer range of budgets. Otherwise even if you have fair brides, its going to just be a money wins the prize show.