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“Australia’s Cheapest Weddings” Is Your Show To Guide You Through This Bleak Winter

During the holidays I came across this tweet by a BBC Radio 1 presenter about this show on Netflix.

And holy hell, he’s right. I blasted through the entire series in just two damn days and you should do too.

Another big fan of the show, Bella, explained to BuzzFeed what makes the show so compelling: "If it was laughing at people who have no money it would be grotesque. But it somehow manages to show fairly eccentric underdogs determined to have their dream wedding and you root for them while laughing at the mad choices people make. "It’s like the Changing Rooms of weddings."

Another big fan of the show, Bella, explained to BuzzFeed what makes the show so compelling: “If it was laughing at people who have no money it would be grotesque. But it somehow manages to show fairly eccentric underdogs determined to have their dream wedding and you root for them while laughing at the mad choices people make.

“It’s like the Changing Rooms of weddings.”

She’s right. Some of the weddings are ambitious as hell.

There’s a Viking-Pirate role-play wedding that featured a sword battle just after the vows for no reason.

RIP.

There’s the couple who live on an island, and because the island is miles from anywhere, the community helps with everything and the wedding costs them nothing (!)

(The wedding was supposed to be outdoors but then a storm rolled in and my god what a storm it was. )

Then there’s the wedding in the middle of nowhere, so far in the middle of nowhere in fact they had to install their own electricity power supply and toilet…

…until a stray firework set off a grassfire nearby, leading to everyone throwing water to stop it from spreading.

It worked. Thank god.

The show also featured one of the greatest segues I have ever experienced in my entire life.

But if I was told, under risk of death, to only give one reason why you have to watch this show – it is this: Sue, the general manager of Jindalee Bowls Club.

She is the manager of Jindalee Bowls Club and you constantly hear from her and the narrator that she is the manager of Jindalee Bowls Club.

She also keeps dropping gossip bombs all over.

And at one point she drops a gossip bomb AND advertises Jindalee Bowls Club at the same time.

God, Sue you can sell anything.

Trust me, the weather is shocking outside (well it is in most of the Northern Hemisphere). You deserve to watch this Australian programme.

My Mum came down with the goddamn flu over the holidays and after watching several episodes (and having some chicken soup) she felt a lot better.

May all of our weddings be like this.

P.S. Jindalee Bowls Club.

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