Don’t Tell The Bride – Fresh And Entertaining
The Australia version of Don’t Tell The Bride premiered last night and it was fresh, entertaining and dare I say it but a little bit heartwarming.
The premise of the show is the groom to be has three weeks and $25,000 to organise a wedding. He must also organise her hen’s night and select the dress.
The first episode started off with childhood sweethearts Mel and Aaron separating for three weeks without seeing each other. At this point you wondered why they were marrying as they appeared to be polar opposites. He was a beer swilling larrikin and Mel appeared to be a healthier more straight laced kind of girl. They had been together for seven years, but he was happy to unleash once she was gone with his best mate.
The grooms are obviously prodded and assisted in getting the wedding organised. He wanted to get married in the snow, she hates the cold etc etc. He has his bucks night at a lingerie football game and spends $2500, and he sends her to burlesque dancing for hers with one glowing drink and then zip.
There are tears and anxiety from her and a few laughs.
Also he picks a meringue dress and she likes streamline, but of course in the end she loves the wedding and true love prevails even though she probably stretched the friendship of her bridesmaids who froze their proverbials off while waiting for the bride to arrive. Also it was truly an original touch giving frost bite to their guests as their bombonierie.
The series is nicely narrated by Australia’s girl next door Kate Ritchie, but can her make up artist must have come from the set of I Will Survive as I have seen less on a drag queen.
Fun and nicely done, it deserved to rate better than it did.
Don’t Tell The Bride is on Mondays at 7.30pm on TEN.