Post # 1
I love love love watching any wedding show. I love TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress and My fair wedding, bridezilla, the wedding cake show anything that has to do with planning a wedding I love to watch. I figure hey they are real people like me…WRONG! (or am I?)
I was watching this weekend Battle of the wedding on TLC. This shows is about a couple that has a strict budget and three wedding planners show them what kind of wedding they can have for their budget. Basically they are completing for the job.
Well this weekend I noticed a familiar face and thought I know that person from somewhere.
I love reality TV maybe too much but when I saw this face I knew I seen him before on another show I LOVE NEW YORK! Completing for this lady’s love
So I began to think… are these shows fake? Are they just casting actors? Because if they are short on real couples I am willing to try out for a real couple with a small budget and no venue!!!
If you knew the show was fake would you mind? I still continue to watch the show but I did keep yelling at the TV this is soooo fake!! you know you aint marrying that girl!! liar!! lol
Post # 3
I dont think they are real. I have noticed a few faces that looked fimilar that i couldnt place.
And as for New York- how could anyone forget her and I never watched HER show!
Post # 4
@mishelleez: ha ha about new york!! that is so true!
Post # 5
Whether they are ‘real’ or not is a bit of a moot point, as most of the people on those shows have ENORMOUS budgets, which therefore takes the whole situation out of the realm of my reality.
It would be awfully weird if they were casting actors, though not entirely surprising in this economy..
Post # 6
All reality TV is fake. One of the first things I learned in college (I have a degree in Theatre Arts) is that as soon as someone knows that they are being watched, you will get a show. Of course, creative editing plays a part in those shows as well.
Post # 7
I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the shows do casting. I do think there is an element of truth to most of them though. Meaning, these are real people but some of the situations seem contrived or scripted to me. Especially Bridezilla’s… those chicks can’t be that crazy… right? I’m sure the producers instruct these nonactors to amp it up for the cameras.
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
I’m not sure about all wedding shows, but one of my co-workers is currently filming an episode of “Four Weddings” and that one is certainly real.
All reality shows are casted. They want people who are attractive, and have on-screen presence, and I’m sure they cast a lot of struggling actors because those people have the personality to be on TV and they WANT to be on TV.
But it depends on the show itself. I’m sure that the producers of Bridezillas are looking for “characters” moreso than Say Yes to the Dress.
Post # 9
The budget for Buddha (pictured above) wedding was $5000.00! i was like whoa! when his wedding looked like a 100k wedding a knew it was fake
Post # 10
Yeah not to mention being mad about the cheating a 5,000 budget into a 100k one (totally ruining what I thought the point of the show was) I looked everywhere to see where he was from, I could not place him, but I knew he was an “actor” I was sooo frustrated, thanks for posting!
Post # 11
I don’t know about the other shows but Say Yes to the Dress is definitely real. My best friend was asked to be filmed for one of the episodes when she showed up for her appointment. Also, the times I’ve been there for my dress shopping and fittings I’ve seen them filming.
Post # 12
I think alot of them are definitely fake, but not all. I think SYTTD is mostly real, probably also the cake shows, but Bridezillas has got to be fake (if those girls were that horrible, there is no way they would still be getting married at the end) and My Fair Wedding/Four Weddings/Rich Bride Poor Bride etc make me wonder sometimes.
Post # 13
A lot of people who have been on those shows have admitted that they are fake. I remember reading about a woman who was on Bridezillas (yes, probably the most obviously fake/staged of them all) and she admitted that the production company said they would help pay for her wedding if she went crazy on people.
Post # 14
@sironel: aww thank you! i wanted to post this saturday morning when i saw but i couldnt get on my computer grrr
Post # 15
Are they fake? Man, I hope so. I’d hate to think there are real people that behave this badly. Although, some of the stories I’ve heard on here … maybe there are real people like that!
With most reality TV, I think it’s “sort of” real, but most of the people are totally hamming it up and acting completely over-the-top to make the most of their 15 minutes of fame. I imagine a lot of them are trying to get into acting, and this is just something else to put on their resume and get themselves noticed. Also, if everyone was just normal and pleasant, it wouldn’t be as interesting to watch, so the producers probably encourage the nonsense.