We talked once before about the TV show My Super Sweet 16, where parents spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a teen's birthday party. The new show on the WE network makes those parties look like small potatoes, but at least it does so tastefully. Platinum Weddings is all about how fantastically wealthy couples celebrate the biggest day of their lives. With budgets of more than half a million dollars - compared to the national average of $28,000 - these couples leave no stone unpolished and no rose petal unscattered as they perfect their weddings.
Lana and Victor Fuchs star in this week's episode (which airs July 30th at 8pm EST) have a budget of $1.5 million for their Vegas ceremony.
The couple has actually been married for 15 years and, after nearly divorcing, decided that their love and commitment was too strong to be broken on a whim; their ceremony is a renewal of vows. Expenses included a $200,000 custom red wedding dress (pictured) with a 40-foot train, a reception at the Four Seasons and a 12-course meal for their 400 guests. The show will also feature dancers from around the world and, most importantly, one very happy couple.
On the show's website, you can find out more detailed information about some of the party planners and designers that the Fuchs used, as well as information on the designers that are featured in other episodes, if you get inspired for your own big day.
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