(Closed) Wedding Show Pitch Is Done-Thanks To You:)

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Post # 3
1679 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yay!  So what was the pitch like?  How many people were there?  I haven’t read the original thread in about a day, so I’m not sure if you shared this already.

How do you feel about it?!?  This is so exciting for you!!!

Post # 4
5544 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Thats super exciting. I didn’t comment on the other thread, but I totally would watch a show like that. NEVER would I be on it, but then again, that is true of pretty muvh any show I watch.

However, I will say, I didn’t read beyond really the orignal few posts on the other thread but passive aggressively calling out other people doesn’t seem to be any better than what they did. Just an observation.

But anyway, the show sounds like a guilty pleasure for lots of people on here! And personally, way better than some other “reality” shows there are on…

Post # 5
921 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

i didnt comment on the idea but i like it. its not personally something id participate in but id watch it! let us know when it airs!

Post # 7
1090 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

CONGRATS! Hope it is successful & keep us in the loop!

Post # 9
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ok so I just went back and read the original post with the idea….. and I would TOTALLY watch it!! I wouldn’t go on it because I LOVE wedding planning but I think there are a lot of creative DIY/adventerous brides that would be interested. I think the cash prize is a good idea because it would be great to have some extra cash towards the house/kids/ or whatever.

Also, I think it is very creative and GREAT JOB on having an idea and going for it!!! There will always be people that will try and talk you out of things or knock you down…. but just keep going! My mom always says jet planes don’t have rear view mirrors! Keep your determination and drive and you will be successful!!! 🙂

Post # 11
1565 posts
Bumble bee

I just went back to read your original post. I think the idea has real potential, and as a fan of The Amazing Race, I definitely see the appeal of watching teams race to put together a wedding on a limited time frame. 

I just wanted to offer one thought, though. I think some posters in the other thread made good points about “holes” in the idea, and it seemed like you frequently responded by getting defensive and/or saying “the professionals will take care of it”. If it were me, this is something I would watch out for, since more likely than not, you won’t get all positive comments during the actual pitch. They might love the idea, but I’d imagine a professional would want to ask a bunch of hard questions to make sure it could really work. And getting defensive in response to those questions wouldn’t be good. Also, while I think it’s fine to leave issues such as “How big is the prize?” or “How much of the couple’s budget is provided by the show?” to the professionals, potential shortcomings in the concept itself might be up to you to figure out. If I was in your situation, I would go through the other thread and make sure I had a good, logical answer to all the issues bees brought up – if a bee thought of it, chances are the producer will too (with the exception of “all reality TV sucks”, obviously, since that’s not really constructive criticism).

Best of luck in your meeting! 

Post # 12
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Good luck!

I went back and read the original post. I don’t quite understand all the criticism. Constructive criticism is helpful, but some of it was just rude and snarky. 

Personally, I think it sounds like a great idea. And just being given the opportunity to pitch is great. My Fiance is a screenwriter so I know how exciting, stressful, and a rush this all can be.

I know people who would participate in the show. I would watch (I’m prob a little too type A and detail oriented to participate though 🙂 ). There’s potential for brides to show real creativity. As a viewer, I could probably pull ideas from the show that I would have never thought of. I think to participate a bride would need to be fun, up for anything, and have a good amount of creativity. I agree this wouldnt appeal to the traditional country club/banquet room/hotel wedding tribe, but a more fun and modern crowd. I am honestly bored with a lot of the wedding shows now because they seem to show the same thing over and over. If your show focuses more on creativity as opposed to drama (no more bridezillas – that show is ridiculous) it would be fun. Especially, if a lot of the creativity shown on blogs is transferred to tv. I think blogs have catered to the more modern fun bride, but tv is lacking behind. I agree that I like the 24 hour window better. I think some posters also missed the point that planning could be done in advance, just not deposits, etc. Seems like a fun show.

Post # 15
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Thank you for passive agressively calling me out despite the fact that I don’t dislike you, I wasn’t attacking you, and I did not seek out your thread to bash you (I honestly didn’t even realize you were the same person I was disagreeing with on the earlier thread you referenced until now).

You asked for the opinions of reality tv fans (which I am – I probably watch more reality tv than anything else – and Amazing Race is my favorite).  I gave you my opinion and my constructive criticism.  Sorry you didn’t like my opinion but it is what it is.  As a PP in this thread mentioned, you seem pretty set in you pitch anyway so I don’t think anyone’s contructive criticism would have changed much in your mind.

If you just wanted validation of your idea, don’t ask for opinions.  Because if you do, you’ll get both sides of the coin.

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