We all have that one friend in our squad who would be perfect for reality TV. If that friend is getting married soon, there are tons of wedding-related reality TV shows they can apply to become a contestant on. Most applicants are turned down, but the process is easier than you think!
If you've ever wondered how to become a contestant on a wedding-related reality TV show, you've come to the right place. Below is our full guide to what to do and how to do it, with some of network TV's biggest shows in mind.
Say Yes to the Dress
Say Yes to the Dress is a hit TLC show where brides-to-be shop for the perfect wedding dress at Kleinfeld Bridal, a top wedding fashion boutique in downtown Manhattan. Applying to become a contestant on the show is easy. TLC has some guidelines online, and you can apply directly through the Kleinfeld Bridal website. Some things to keep in mind:
- Your wedding has to be this year or next.
- TLC wants heartwarming wedding stories for the show. Do you have a major obstacle to overcome? A personal demon you will conquer when you find the right dress? A tradition dictating certain dress styles? Family members who just don't get it, but you think might be able to shown the light?
- Your story should be unique, dramatic, and compelling. Even better if it's inspirational for other brides
- To apply, go to Kleinfeld Bridal and fill out the application form with your background and some of the details about yourself and your wedding. The form isn't too long, and shouldn't take most people more than 30 minutes to fill out
Married at First Sight
Do you have a friend who is smart, beautiful, and tons of fun, but they just haven't met that special someone yet? They've tried everything -- dating apps, the bar scene, even their book club -- but just can't find their prince charming. Well, this is the show for them! It's a little unconventional, but why not give "marriage at first sight" a try? In this show, couples meet for the first time at the altar. Then they say their vows, and THEN they start getting to know one another. Risky? Sure. But when you've tried everything else, desperate times call for desperate measures. Here's how to apply to be on the show.
The Lifetime network has a casting page where you can apply to be on the next season, or sign up to their casting email updates to be kept informed of future casting calls. Right now they're finding couples for their Charlotte-based seasons, so only hopefuls in Charlotte, NC can apply.
They're looking for brides who really, really want to get their way -- and won't tolerate anyone slowing them down. They know that brides know best...and they're brides who demand the best, because they know that they deserve it. The show has been on for years, and the next season is casting now. To be considered, all you have to do is fill out an application and send some photos to the casting company that works on the show.
New Seasons & Upcoming Shows
Keep your eye on casting calls for new and upcoming shows . Usually, when you first hear about a show, Googling the show's name along with "casting" will take you to the casting application for the show. From there you can usually apply right away, provided you have a few images. Sometimes, a video upload may be required as well. Some shows might even pay part of contestants wedding or dress expenses, depending on the show's format. Good luck, TV brides-to-be!