There's a new show on Fox Television called "The Wedding Bells" whose first episode aired this evening. Well, since I am a wedding planner and this series is about wedding planners - I decided to have a "looky-look" to see how my comrades in arms were portrayed...
Can I just say "wow"? Um, first off - and let me make this perfectly clear, that show is fiction. Pure and simple. We (and this applies to most of the professional planners I know) don't exhibit behaviors that were shown tonight. Trust me on this one. We don't (take your pick):
1) Ask men in the bridal party by a "show of hands" who wants to sleep with us
2) We don't sabotage the wedding ceremony for a bribe of...$500
3) You won't catch of us chasing anyone down the street, driveway or road
4) And even though folks can "take us there", we don't:
Tell our clients off. Period. Flat out.
Now, I know that it's just television - but I don't think this is a good case of art imitating life. Do we work hard? Yes, indeedy!! Do we get pulled into our client's lives - the good, the bad and the ugly of it all? More than you will ever know. But at the end of the day - it's about making sure that our brides and grooms have the most amazing, wonderful event ever - which happens to be their wedding. We want to see the smiles, the laughter, the tears - actually, that's about the only part of the show that was "right". There was a part at the end, where the bride and groom were dancing and full of joy........That's also before the Cherries Jubilee "lit" the bride up......and she ended up showing her "private parts"...her words, not mine :)
So...take it all with a grain of salt, and know that in a day's work for a wedding planner - it's safe to say that it ain't like it is on television...................