Your wedding day will be your moment in the spotlight. But you may be able to score a little TV coverage before that!
The producers of ABC’s hit “Dancing With the Stars” are filming a brand-new, “upscale” reality show at Houston’s own T Carolyn Fashions this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 7-9), and they’re looking for mothers and daughters to participate. For those of you who aren’t familiar with T Carolyn, it is where Houston’s (and many of the entire country’s) most fashionable mothers-of-the-bride (and groom) go to find the perfect dress or ensemble to wear for their daughter’s (or son’s) big day.
To be eligible to participate in the filming, brides MUST accompany their mothers. Dancing, however, is not required. And just so you know, T Carolyn will be open for regular business during filming dates.
There’s so much so-bad-it’s-good wedding reality on TV this season, we couldn’t fit it all in one blog post. Hence, part II of our rundown of new shows. Check out these previews, and let us know: Love it? Hate it? Hate to love it? Drop your comments here!
Premiering this week, it’s weTV’s “Jilted,” where hopeful brides hand out the ultimatum: “Marry me, or lose me forever!” Bad for real life. But good for TV? You be the judge!
On The CW, you can look forward to “Shedding for the Wedding,” where 10 overweight couples will compete, “The Biggest Loser”-style, to drop pre-wedding pounds and win wedding-theme prizes (rings, cakes, etc.). Did we mention they all have to live together? At least nobody’s getting drunk or screaming about prenups. Yet.
Vh1’s answer to the new wedding reality, is “My Big Friggin’ Wedding.” We’re calling it “Jersey Shore” meets “Bridezillas” meets “Whose Wedding is it Anyway?” And we can’t turn away. Like watching a car wreck. What are YOU calling it?
That’s it. It’s official. Weddings have overtaken cooking, fashion-design, makeovers (personal and residential) and insanely procreative families as the go-to obsession of reality TV. And we’re (mostly) loving it. Shows like “Say Yes to the Dress,” “Platinum Weddings” and “Whose Wedding is it Anyway?” have provided us with endless inspiration, tons of laughter, a few tears, and a reassuring sense that we’re not the only ones fretting over “crumb-catcher–yay or nay?” or whether to match our napkin rings to our table numbers.
So we should be THRILLED that there’s a whole new crop of wedding TV shows hitting (or soon to hit) the airwaves, right? But we just can’t shake the feeling that in an effort to vie for viewers in an increasingly crowded wedding-TV landscape, the new shows have wandered a little too far “outside the aisle” as it were.
We want to know what YOU think. We’ve pulled previews and clips from the best (or worst??) of the bunch. Love ’em? Hate ’em? Love to hate ’em? Hate yourself for loving ’em? Drop your comments here and tell us what you think!