As someone who is planning her own wedding (this summer), I was pretty fired up for last night's Wedding Wars episode, which I thought it was one of the most grueling and difficult challenges of the season. To plan, cook, and serve food for 125 wedding guests in less than 24 hours is, quite frankly, madness.
But they did it, and I was impressed with their fortitude and with the fact that no one killed anyone after all that sleep deprivation. I actually thought Lisa was going to fall asleep standing at Judges' Table. She looked like a zombie. Can't say that I blame her, or any of them. That's an incredible amount of work to get done in 14 hours and then to have to stay up through service and the stew room and Judge's Table, my lord, I am ready to fall down into a deep sleep just thinking about it.
As the judges pointed out, I think the main issue with the losing Groom's Team was lack of leadership and a sort of bad attitude and absence of teamwork by the group as a whole. I didn't feel like they had a collective vision or a real team spirit, and their menu suffered for it.
In contrast, the Bride's Team was more focused and had better energy, which goes a long way in the kitchen. The Bride's Team's menu was more appealing and better tasting. (I'd have loved to have that food at my wedding. It was fun and spirited but refined as well.)