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Fun Reality Show: The Wedding Bashers

Fun Reality Show: The Wedding Bashers

VUZU, channel 116 on DStv, will be rebroadcasting the popular Mnet reality show, The Wedding Bashers. You’ve heard of wedding crashers, now meet the wedding bashers!

Four local celebrities – Cindy Nell, Denise Zimba, Siba Mtongana and Zavion Kotze – attend uniquely South African weddings. Afterwards they discreetly rate the wedding. From the bride’s dress, to the food choices, to the décor. By the end of the season, one newly wed couple walks away with the prized title of best local wedding.

If you missed out on the bashing, you can now re-watch season 1, just in time for season 2, which is around the corner. The exciting wedding reality show will kick off on Friday, the 22nd of June, at 20:30. You can also catch it on Sunday, the 24th of June, at 16:00. Or Wednesday 27 June, at 10:00.

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Rating the Perfect Wedding

A stunning dress, top-notch food, and spectacular décor. Oh, and don’t forget epic entertainment. Over the course of 12 episodes, you will get a behind the scenes glimpse of 22 diverse weddings. The show features a variety of South Africans, representing the rainbow nature with its special flavour of culture, background and religion.

The all-star celebrity team of four Wedding Bashers experience each moment of the wedding with the couple. Afterwards they give their opinion of the overall experience they had. Each an expert in their field, it’s not just thumb-sucking opinions offered, but a more objective observation of the big day.

The Wedding Bashers Team

Three ladies and one gentleman.  The former Miss South Africa and now business woman, Cindy Nell, takes a look at the finer elements of beauty and fashion. Next, the bubbly socialite and VUZU star, Denise Zimba, offers her opinion of the wedding vibe. Celebrity chef and food expert, Siba Mtongana, provides a professional opinion on the wedding banquet. Lastly, wedding planner extraordinaire, Zavion Kotze, gives insight into the overall execution of the wedding.

Every little detail of the wedding is scrutinized. The wedding outfits, the flower arrangements, whether the guests looked like they had fun, and everything in between that makes up the nuptial celebration. Watch as the wedding bashers disagree about all these little details, each adamantly offering their opinion.

Wedding Bashers M-Net

May the Best Wedding Win

By the end of each show, they score the weddings, taking into consideration all the elements. The wedding that grabbed their attention most, wins prizes to the value of more than R500 000. The votes of the Wedding Bashers are not the only determining factors, viewer participation is also included. Watch the show to see which newlyweds wowed both the Bashers and the public.

MNet’s Head of Publicity, Lani Lombard, is very proud of the unique wedding show. The interaction between the Wedding Bashers offer great entertainment. The four celebrities are outspoken, openly sharing their opinions.

The other unique element of the show is seeing a wide variety of weddings. Your idea of the “perfect wedding day” will definitely be challenged. Adding the competitive edge to the reality show also provides excellent entertainment value.

The 22 weddings will show you almost every type of wedding you can think of. Budgets, themes, and settings differ. From a simplistic beach setting, to a lavish vineyard affair, to an industrial chic venue or a five-star train. The Wedding Bashers’ comments remain discreet, focusing more on the love that inspired the couple to tie the knot, and their choice of wedding according to their own unique taste.

Weddings Galore on DStv

Are you a big fan of weddings? You should then also watch Our Perfect Wedding on Mzansi Magic, channel 161. Another great reality show, this one follows a couple just before saying “I do”. The engaged couple invites you along on their journey to the altar.

The couple creates a wish list of their perfect wedding. Each week you can watch a couple attempt to turn the wishes into reality, planning every little detail of their ideal special day. Are the ideas too extravagant to execute, or will the wish list tick all the boxes of a dream day? Watch each week on Sunday at 19:00 to find out.

Add an LNB Installation for Multiple Viewing

You might be a big fan of weddings, but the rest of the household doesn’t share your passion. Did you know that you can use an LNB installation for multiple viewing, instead of a multi-switch/DSTV Switch?

If you kept your old decoder when you upgraded, all you need to do is call out a qualified DStv installation company to add the DSTV Smart LNB installation to your dish, and you can watch multiple channels from different decoders.

6 Guidelines For How Much You Should Spend In Wedding Gifts

6 Guidelines For How Much You Should Spend In Wedding Gifts

Every wedding guest would like to know how much they should be spending on the wedding gift, but they are generally too nervous to ask. Fortunately, there are 6 guidelines that you can use to help you determine this. Using these guidelines will ensure that you do not over or underspend on the gift you get.

Ignore The Price Per Plate Rule

A rule that many people use to determine the amount they should spend is the price per plate rule. This means that you are looking at the cost of the wedding to determine the cost of your gift. This is not a good idea because if your best friend is getting married at a city hall, you are not going to give them a $10 gift card.

The wedding present you purchase is not a ticket of admission, it is a gift to the new couple. This should be looked at as a token of your affection for the couple. It is better to look at other guidelines to help you decide on your wedding gift based on your relationship with the couple.

Gifts For Co-Workers And Bosses

If you are invited to your co-worker or boss’ wedding, you should look at spending around $75 to $100. This is due to the fact that you see these people every day. In fact, you will generally spend more time with your co-workers and boss than any other people in your life.

When you spend on the higher range, you should able to foster a better working relationship with them. The fact that you are close enough to be invited to the wedding will also show their regard for you.

Gifts For Neighbors And Casual Acquaintances

If you are invited to the wedding of a more casual acquaintance or your neighbor, you should look at spending less than you would for your co-workers and boss. It is generally acceptable to spend around $50 to $75 on the gift at these times. If you want to spend more you can, but it is generally not necessary.

This is due to the fact that these are people that you do not see as often as other people. You will also have a more distant relationship with them.

Gifts For A Friend Or Relative

Friends and relatives can be divided into 2 categories, close and general. For general friends and relatives, you should look at spending around $100 to $125 on the wedding gift. These are people that you love and will want to celebrate and you should show this.

Gifts For Close Friends And Close Relatives

When you are invited to the wedding event of a close friend or relative, you need to look at spending more. You will find that it is worth spending a bit more at these weddings with a budget of $100 to $175 for the gift is a good idea. When you buy the gift, you should look at something that lasts for many years.

Wedding gifts that will still be used in 20 years is a good idea because it will be a reminder of your regard for the couple. These gifts will generally cost more which is why you should look at a larger budget.

If You Are In The Wedding

If you are part of the wedding such as a bridesmaid, you will generally spend a lot of money before you get to the wedding gift. You will have to buy the dress, attend the shower and the parties leading up to the wedding. As you are good friends with the couple, they will generally not want you to bankrupt yourself for their wedding. In these cases, you will generally be able to give them a personal and creative gift even if it does not cost a lot.