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I Want THAT Wedding

I Want THAT Wedding

  • Premiered: 
    June 9, 2018
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  • Network: TLC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Tags: wedding

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Plot Synopsis

In each one-hour episode of I WANT THAT WEDDING, an experienced wedding planner takes their newly engaged clients to three different weddings: one that is equivalent to what the bride wants to spend, one at the groom's price point, and one in-between. The twist, however, is that the couple won't know the cost of these weddings until the end of the experiment -- and viewers play along at home as they try to guess what things cost and which wedding most inspired each couple. When it's all said and done, will the couples agree on a budget and wedding style? In the series opener, "Rustic vs. Glitz and Glam," Donia wants a huge church and ballroom wedding with plenty of glitz and glam and thinks the only way to do that is with a $35,000 budget. Meanwhile, Joey would prefer to keep the costs at around $10,000 with an intimate and rustic outdoor wedding.
On Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT, TLC premiered "Fine Dining or Dollar Tacos," the season finale of I WANT THAT WEDDING. Jade's willing to spend $40,000 for a mansion in the mountains where she can feel like a princess on her big day. But Michael wants to DIY the flower arrangements and serve $1 tacos so he can squeeze a beach wedding into his $20,000 budget. Kelly McInturff of Kelly Mc Events helps Jade and Michael with their wedding plans.

The first wedding is a traditional church ceremony, followed by a stunning reception at a local yacht club. Michael is immediately taken by the bride and groom's entrance on the boat, but he is even more impressed by the limited bar. Wanting to keep costs down, he knew this would be the way to go, but Jade had her heart set on an open bar for their friends. Catering can cost up to $6,000 in cities like Chicago and Washington, DC, and the drinks are a big factor in these prices. However, these newlyweds were able to cut costs in other areas like the DJ and a photographer by having their friends offer these services for free!

Next up, Jade and Michael head to what was supposed to be a rooftop wedding, but after unexpected rain hit, the ceremony is moved in a hotel ballroom. The indoor venue is transformed with the help of a floral archway that the couple knew had to have cost a pretty penny. $5,000 to be exact! Did you know floral arrangements cost an average of $1,200 in Los Angeles and can cost as much as $2,400 in New York? Luckily the couple was able to maximize this cost by using the flowers at both the ceremony and the reception.

Now that they got a taste of two different types of ceremonies, it was time for Michael and Jade to head to the last venue: a rustic, but romantic outdoor venue complete with a drive down the aisle in a classic car! This venue is love at first sight for Jade, and it only cost $900 to secure this dream location. Because the newlyweds agreed to use the venue for other services like catering, they were able to get a discount on booking the spot. Another item that impresses Michael and Jade is the buffet of high-quality food. This struck a nice balance between a plated dinner and traditional buffet-style catering and only cost the bride and groom $1,620 to serve. Catering costs can range from an average of around $2,500 in places like Los Angeles to $7,000 in cities like Washington, DC so this was a big save for the bride and groom.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Pie Town Productions