Women planning their nuptials and thinking about which wedding photographer – such as Matthew Sims – to book may have been a bit concerned to hear that BBC 3 is to be axed, particularly because it’s home to popular wedding show Don’t Tell The Bride.
The television show is a great way for brides planning their weddings to get ideas and see what – and what not – to do and while concerns for its future may have been growing after the BBC’s decision to remove the channel, it’s now been suggested that the programme will be available online instead, via the broadcaster’s iPlayer platform.
Don’t Tell The Bride features a young couple given £12,000 to plan their wedding but there’s one catch – the groom has to do all the organising in three weeks and the bride has no say over any of it, from the venue and the food to the dress… which often proves the most stressful part of the proceedings. While some men do well and surprise their friends, family and fiancée with what they manage to accomplish in just three weeks, others don’t impress quite so much – such as the groom who decided to fly everyone out to Vegas in series four but couldn’t afford flights for everyone so some key family members had to stay behind, which the bride was understandably less than happy with.
There was also the groom who thought it would be a good idea to ask his bride to jump out of an airplane after she’d had her hair and makeup done!