It’s time for shock, horror and tears.
The 2018 series of Don’t Tell the Bride is here!
Episode one aired on Wednesday, 15th August, and saw Norfolk couple, Lee and Anna get married by Elvis Presley.
Someone's just got married in a fucking garden shed with fake Elvis singing on 'dont tell the bride' , I'm not mad im disappointed
— kt (@katietrotman_) August 17, 2018
The show, which is into its eighth series, has seen some of the quirkiest wedding ceremonies to grace this planet.
So, just how much money do they get on Don’t Tell the Bride?
What is Don’t Tell the Bride?
Don’t Tell the Bride is a wedding show in which the groom-to-be plans the whole wedding.
Yep, we couldn’t think of anything worse either…
Some of the guys on dont tell the bride are actually terrible like how can they get it so wrong???
— loser 👽 (@noddlesxforever) August 16, 2018
We take our hats off to the brides-to-be, who spend three weeks away from their loved one.
Anxiety levels must be through the roof!
What is the Don’t Tell the Bride Budget?
On the plus side, the couples now get a £14,000 budget on the E4 program. Previously it was £12,000.
Although the budget isn’t too shabby, it’s up to the groom-to-be to decide exactly what the money is spent on.
Watching don't tell the bride 😂😂😂. I really dont understand how they trust there partners with organising the wedding 😂😂😂😱😱
— Princess Alice Rinderette 😘😘😘😘😊😊 (@WoodhouseAlice) August 16, 2018
And if history is anything to go by, these guys don’t spend wisely.
There have been Elvis impersonators, skydives and more than one hen-do in a bingo hall! C’mon guys, this is meant to be the most romantic day of your lives!
Apparently, all expenditure has to be run by the producers first, putting another hurdle in front of the grooms.
What Do They Normally Spend the Money on?
The guys only have three weeks to get everything together for their big day so as you’d imagine, it’s best to keep it pretty simple.
All those zany ideas and dreams have to fall by the wayside.
To most of us, ‘simple’ screams quaint, traditional wedding, but to the grooms on Don’t Tell the Bride, it’s more like an Eastenders theme, a traditional beach wedding complete with a barn full of sand or a blue wedding dress.
ive bitched about it before but ohmygod, the grooms on dont tell the bride. Why the FUCK do NONE of them EVER put the bride as the priority. Why would you marry someone like that ?!???!??!!
— fran (@frang0th) August 18, 2018
We’d say it’s highly unlikely that a majority of that budget will go on the brides-to-be.
But you never know, maybe this series we’ll get to see a real fairytale wedding.
WATCH DON’T TELL THE BRIDE EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT (FROM 15TH AUGUST) ON E4, AT 9 PM.