I have watched this show off and on for about two years, in daytime reruns while caring for my dying mother, which meant it never got my full attention. But now after a recent all day marathon I have started recording the shows so I can really watch and judge these years old weddings. I am single and my wedding days are mostly over (funerals are my jam now), and I realize that weddings have fads like everything else, but geez. I am so glad I missed mashed potato bars (the only thing I want on my mashed potatoes is gravy and lots of it), photo booths, candy bars, mascot appearances, bouquet pumping, choreographed dances, cocktail hours with signature drinks and way too much food. I am sorry I missed Viennese tables. As I look back at all the weddings I have been to, I don't remember the food at all. I remember my friends in their wedding gowns/dresses and I mostly remember the fun dancing at the reception. There was only one memorable wedding cake: a carrot cake back in the 80s before it was a thing and I still remember how delicious it was, but that's about it. Bad receptions have been forgotten. Oh, except for one: I was the ONLY single woman at a second marriage and caught the bouquet (a ridiculous ritual) and the "man" who caught the garter was an 8 year old boy, because there were no single men. Yeah, I won't forget that embarassment. But take heart in that, future brides. No one will remember the blan chicken or steak or tilapia (unless it's recorded for posterity on Four Weddings!), but your guests will remember a good time!
(Still haven't seen Blan bride or Dracula Marie in reruns, but I have the series recording so I wait in breathless anticipation!)