Well what can you say about My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding on channel 4 Monday nights 9pm?!… A LOT would be the answer(!). It is one if the best car crash TV programmes on at the moment and it features the lives of Gypsy families, their weddings and communions.
The show features different families each week and gives you more of an insight into their communities, which tends to be quite private as they don’t like to integrate. Last year channel 4 did a one off show of the same name and it’s back by popular demand!
One of the best things about this programme is the DRESSES, wow! God only knows who they can afford any of it, but they manage and they manage well enough to put on a show! The girls are brought up for marriage and are taught how to look after their future husbands and the family home, the men work and the women are the mothers and home-makers. They are a very religious community and there is a strict no sex before marriage rule, but people tend to judge these girls because of how they dress and even dance, which can be seen a provocative.
When it comes to the wedding dresses the girls will try and make them bigger and better than anyone else, the dresses no doubt cost thousands and a lot of time and effort has gone into making them. They have a top designer of Gypsy dress making and she is situated in Liverpool, so the families have to travel now and again to see how their ‘creation’ is getting on. Some of these dresses can weigh up to 20stone! Can you imagine having to wear a dress that is twice the weight of you?! No, would be my answer, I have no idea how these girls it, you kinda have to admire them for the dedication to the cause….
If you haven’t seen it you should, it is an eye opener to say the least!