Earlier this week, I received a very interesting message in my YouTube inbox:
WEtv saw your wedding video and would love to give you a BRAND NEW WEDDING!
My name is Heather Teta and I’m a Casting Director for WEtv and Ish Entertainment. I’m currently casting lovely, deserving couples (like you!) who experienced some kind of unforeseen wedding mishap on their big day. This exciting new series will give these these couples a BRAND NEW WEDDING, all expenses paid, planned by an acclaimed wedding designer to the stars! When I came across the video of your dress getting caught in the escalator at your wedding, I just HAD to reach out to you. You SO deserve another day to celebrate your marriage without the dress stress!
This is not a wedding vendor expose…OR a show designed to belittle couples’ original wedding day memories. We just want to give great, loving couples the opportunity to having the wedding celebration of their dreams, especially since things didn’t go according to plan on the first try! We’re working with deserving couples who battled anything from weather related issues (power outages, rain on outdoor weddings), family drama (bad wedding toasts, family arguments/fights on the big day), illnesses (flu or food poisoning on the wedding day) or even bloopers (trips, falls, cake mishaps) that kept them from enjoying the wedding day they always dreamed of!
If you’re interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to contact me! You can also visit our website at: www.IshTVCasting.com or at WEtv’s website: http://www.wetv.com/we-tv-casting.html#newweddingshow for more info. You’ll see that we’re primarily casting couples in the Los Angeles area but I’d love to work something out with you if you’re interested.
Thanks so much – talk to you soon!
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Okay, so . . . that’s exciting, right? Fly to LA, wear a pretty white dress, have another wedding that I don’t have to organize, see the behind the scenes of a TV show, etc. She didn’t specify that I needed to remarry the same person, but I’m assuming that’s part of the deal.
Anyway, I couldn’t do it. Our wedding was perfect even with the dress mishap. If I could go back and change it—take the stairs or have Nick hold the back—I wouldn’t. It’s a great story to tell! And if I’m being honest, I like people praising me for being cool as a cucumber about the whole thing.
The opportunity for a dream wedding do over should be given to the people with real disasters. Sick family, bad weather, injuries, drunken groomsmen making asses of themselves—all those things are more deserving than having my dinner delayed 10 minutes and a torn, greasy section of my dress that I couldn’t even see because it was behind me the entire night and is now stored in a hermetically sealed box in the closet of my mom’s house. Now, let’s say the dress was torn completely from my body and the pictures hadn’t yet been taken, then we’d be talking. But as it is, nothing they could do would hold a candle to the real thing.
I graciously declined this morning, in hopes that my 15 minutes of fame will recycle itself in another form. *sigh*