Things may not be quite as they seem on the E4 show...
We’re not gonna lie, Don’t Tell The Bride is one of our ultimate guilty pleasures.
We mean, giving a bloke £14,000 so he can organise a Club Tropicana-themed wedding on the wing of an aeroplane? EXCELLENT.
But now it seems not everything about the E4 show is what it seems, and viewers are pretty damn upset.
One of this year’s grooms has revealed that the nuptials aren’t legally binding, and that couples have to arrange a separate ceremony to officially become husband and wife.
He tells The Sun: ‘It was written into our contract that our ceremony would not be legally binding and so we should go to a register office later.
‘That is what we did. But we had no follow up from anyone from the show after the filming, so we could easily have avoided it and had the party for free.
‘It makes a bit of a mockery of the process that the bride and groom go through this huge ordeal for a ceremony which isn’t even legal.’
Hmm. We guess a wedding taking place on a banana boat never was going to be legally binding, was it?
A TV source has claimed that DTTB is unable to film a legal wedding, as the bride would have had to have seen the venue beforehand. However, producers ensure each couple declares their intent to marry.
A spokeswoman for E4 adds: ‘All contributors sign notice to marry for their legal ceremony in the presence of a production team member but before filming starts.
‘An update or photos from this legal ceremony is shown at the end of each episode.’
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TBH, we’re too invested to stop watching now. ‘Til death do us part and all that.