About a decade ago, before national marriage equality, some very good friends of mine got married in CT (which had marriage equality) in Greenwich. The wedding had about 100 people, a lovely venue, a great reception, and a full dinner at a restaurant they bought out for the night. During the show I was texting them about the cost--it was, all told, under $15,000 for everything. Even given inflation, that wedding planner was taking Michael & Juliana for a ride for a backyard wedding. Her fee alone should cover the cost of 40 people, a tent, and even the finest catered food and top shelf alcohols. As with anything, sure, you could spend $1M on a wedding with 10 guests if you go all out and are stupid or insanely wealthy, but the wedding planners acted like there was no way it was even possible to get a wedding below $50K in the area, and that's just bullshit.
As for the other Michael, that lunch meeting with the ex-pats in Legos 100% had to be all production plants, like that "interested" family with Caesar last season in Mexico. Big ole fakey fake.
And speaking of fake, the Jasmin/Blake story has zero plausibility. First, she says she likes to be alone and sleep alone. Then, she is bummed that he's got to stay at his brother's house and she has to sleep alone? And her sister lives 10 minutes away, so why is she not just staying there? Or both Blake & Jasmin stay at the sister's house? Or both Blake & Jasmin stay at his brother's house? Or, ya know, a 29 year old dude have enough money to rent an apartment if he also has enough money to sponsor a K-1 visa? Or maybe one of the dozen pool-going friends may have a spare room? There are too many easy outs to fix the problem that the whole situation has to be contrived.
Y'all, I spent 10 minutes looking for the Fart Ninjas t-shirt on the internet, only to find it sold out everywhere. LOL! Not that I wanted one, but it was truly the highlight of the show. Nothing undercuts a moment of real emotional gravitas like a fart joke.
ITA that, even if Anna's story line with Mursel is just made for TV, she's a shit human for subjecting her kids to this nonsense.