Anyone who's been following my blog and twitter long enough knows that I have a slight obsession when it comes to wedding shows, particularly Say Yes to the Dress. When it came time for me to go dress shopping, there was no question that Kleinfeld would be THE place for me to buy my dress. I made an appointment to go a week from This coming Tuesday, and got an email asking me if I want to be on the show.
On the one hand, I am completely giddy over the fact that one of my favorite shows wants little old me to be a part of it. Also, while you don't officially get anything as compensation for being on the show, you are definitely likely to get treated a lot better and maybe get a slight discount on your dress for being a part of the show.
On the other hand, I am an only child and an only grandchild. I am also the first person in my family to have a traditional wedding. This means that this day is a big deal to my family. My Nana has been saving up to buy my dress for me for years. As a result of this, I completely understand that my wedding dress budget is higher than that of the average bride in the U.S. currently getting married. I am not sure how comfortable I am going on national television and talking about money and how much my dress cost, especially in an economic period when people are losing their jobs left and right.
I'm still excited that they asked me for the show and I don't know what to do. All of my friends think that this is like the coolest thing ever and I absolutely have to go on it.
So bloggers, I have to ask, if you were in my shoes, what would you do?
Should I Say Yes to the Dress?
ETA: After mulling it over and watching two more episodes of the show this morning, I decided to turn it down. I am a private person and am not comfortable having both my and TLS's full names used on the show. Plus, a lot of the friends and families are made to look crazy on the show. I understand that it's just editing. It's one thing if a tv show editor wants to make me look like bridezilla, but it is not fair to have my family and friends painted in a negative light on national television.