(Closed) My Wedding Show Pitch-Need Feedback [LONG]

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Post # 61
6 posts

It could work, but what happens if you already purchased your dress… do you have to scrap it and get a new one?

Post # 62
5891 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I do think a special concession should be made for the dress. Like you get extra points or extra money if you don’t have a dress yet. But it would be hard for me to not have dress and to just sit an wait for the TV cameras to show up.

Post # 63
13095 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@retreadbride: People who plan an elopement to Vegas, have an intimate affair with a small group of the most important people in their lives, etc – No.  While it isn’t my cup of tea, I think it is a perfectly reasonable wedding ceremony for those who want them.

People who are vacationing in Vegas and after some drinking/gambling/clubbing/etc just up and say “Let’s go get married by Elvis right now.” – Yes, I personally find that to be a mockery of the specialness and meaning of a wedding ceremony.

It is in the same way that I find shows like the redneck wedding one to be a mockery of weddings.

Post # 64
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Mrs.KMM:I don’t agree. I’ve been to a few very high-end weddings with the full church service, expensive cocktail hour and reception, etc, that ended in divorce within the year. Alternatively, I’ve known people who went and got married on a whim and have been married for over 20 years. The wedding itself doesn’t mean anything. If people want to run away and get married by Elvis, great. That’s their business and noone else’s. What matters is the connection between those two people. If you want the uber traditional ceremony and reception, that’s fine. However, just because everyone does not want that experience (or can afford it) does not mean they made a mockery of their wedding or of marriage itself. Everyone is different. That’s what makes life interesting.

Post # 65
13095 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@dani ddha: I didn’t say that non-traditional, or budget or smaller, intimate ceremonies were not okay or were a mockery (or that any type of wedding made one more or less likely to have a successful marriage).

But I stand by my opinion that last minute thrown together affairs that basically seem like an after-thought or a whim are a mockery of a wedding ceremony and what is supposed to mean.

ETA: My exception to this statement is people who very quickly plan a quick wedding so that a dying loved one can be there.

Post # 70
13095 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@PutABirdOnIt: I absolutely understand your concept and I am the exact audience you said you wanted opinions from (I love reality tv – watch more of it than anything else – and Amazing Race is my favorite).  Just because I love reality tv doesn’t mean that I have to love your idea.  So I gave my constructive criticism.

If you are just looking for validation (which it sounds like from your last post you were), then don’t ask for opinions.  Because you will get both side of the coin.

Oh – and by the way – all but about my first post on this thread were me responding to the questions that other users directed at me.  That is the definition of contributing.

Post # 71
659 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I like the kernel of the idea, but I do agree that a little bit more time, and a special “treat” during the event that the bride/groom couldn’t nail down would be GREAT (like they really wanted to get a specific item but couldn’t, then it’s a surprise….or a person “couldn’t come” – the emotion of that would help some viewers identify with the contestants.  

I also think that legally they have to get paid for being on the show, even if the wedding isn’t paid for.  I’d never put up my money like that, and I had a relatively inexpensive wedding that was quickly planned (relatively!). 

I also think HELPING them have the day the want on such a short turn/budget would be something to consider (like pair them with an up and coming day-of coordinator for the day or something).  With weddings, I don’t think people want to see failure.  Even if there’s a wedding, failure at a wedding isn’t going to keep people tuned in.  Just something that came to my head was that aspect of it.

To get people to keep tuning in, I think you need to have your audience see people happy even if they don’t win the cash prize.  Like I said, I like the kernel but to keep tuning in, I would want a happy ending for everyone….it’s a wedding after all!

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