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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Would You...On Camera?

There's lots of TV shows popping up lately like "I Propose" on the Style Network and "My Super Proposal" on Spike TV that are all knock-offs of shows just like them from years before. Basically, put some poor guy through his paces, make him go to desperate measures to create an amazing proposal, and hope the girl says yes.

Talk about a lot of pressure.

Not just for the guy. I mean, guys are nervous enough. First, they have to get up the nerve to ask the girl. Then they have to get the ring. Pick a date to ask. Pick a location. Come up with a speech, or at least something better than "wanna get hitched?" and then there's the worry about whether she'll even say yes.

But when you add in TV cameras, a live (or even not live) audience, and dozens of family and friends waiting behind a curtain to jump out and yell, "Surprise," you've created an entirely new dynamic.

What happens if the girl doesn't fall for the ruse? What happens if the proposal is refused? And then that most humiliating moment is replayed, over and over again, on national television for years to come. It's bad enough to live through it in real life (no matter which side of the ring you're on), but to have it blasted on television screens throughout North America (and don't forget You Tube and the network's website, and people's blogs...)...it's a wonder anyone signs up for these shows.

Yet, they do. What I wonder is whether YOU would. Would you say "Yes" on camera? Would you propose on camera? Or would you rather keep that in a quiet, private, just the two of you moment? I know my DH was nervous enough, without the added pressure of a camera crew ;-).



Blogger Brandy said...

I had two proposals from my Hubs. He meant both, but one was more romantic than the other. One was private and hilarious (helium was involved) and the other had him down on one knee in a restaraunt, but I don't know that he's ever have done it on camera!

November 5, 2008 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger Bridget Reno said...

My name is Bridget Reno and I live in Orlando Florida. My sister just got married in February of 2008. With all the planning that went into this wedding, I volunteered to book the wedding photographer along with a few other tasks I took off of my sister's hands. The less stress for the bride the better. I called numerous places trying to find the best company to film my sister's wedding. Many of these places made me really nervous but there was one company that was very patient with me in answering all my questions. This place was Reel Deal Ent. They were very professional, and the video that they produced for us was remarkable. Believe me ladies, your wedding is a once in a lifetime occasion. If you don't research the company first before hiring them, than you may end up disappointed when all the memories of your big day are not documented properly. A great wedding video is something you will cherish forever, believe me. So I think the best idea for the wedding day is to definitely get it on video.

November 11, 2008 at 8:50 AM  

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