(Closed) Wedding shows…. are they fake???

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Post # 3
3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

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 # 5
2828 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
2286 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

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
3997 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
2857 posts
Sugar bee
  • 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 # 10
325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
19 posts
  • Wedding: September 2009

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
755 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

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
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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 # 15
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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.

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