RTÉ HAS ANNOUNCED that it is looking for participants for a new reality show on… weddings.
Participants will get “a free five-star honeymoon, with a few to-be-confirmed extras thrown in the mix” if they allow their wedding to be shown on television. The twist? They must let their mother and mother-in-law plan the wedding.
The show, produced by Animo TV & Kite Entertainment for RTÉ, does have the potential for some maternal drama (you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01 6468241 if you want to take part).
But what do you think of the growing trend of wedding-related programmes on RTÉ and other channels? Are they the new interior design/coooking shows? Four Weddings, which began on Sky in the UK in 2009 – in which brides rate each other’s weddings in the hope of winning a honeymoon – is so popular that it has versions airing as far afield as the US and in Australia.
RTÉ has had a number of wedding-related programmes in recent years including proposal show Marry Me (started 2008); Brides of Franc (started 2009 after Franc, aka Peter Kelly, appeared in another RTÉ show, The Wedding Planners); Don’t Tell the Bride, (started 2010), a UK format where where the groom plans the wedding; Franc’s DIY Brides, where brides are taught the “tricks of the (wedding planning) trade”.
Do you watch wedding reality shows?