6/24 Coming Soon…To A TV Near You?

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We’ve hinted, you’ve waited, and we’re finally ready to open up about a big secret!

We’ve been slowly but surely talking with producers and TV networks about getting The Broke-Ass Bride on a TV near you!  Pinch my ass, cuz it feels like a dream, yo!  It’s a long, slow road filled with unexpected bumps and potholes, but there’s a stunning view on the horizon that gives us hope for a fun-filled ride. It’s overwhelming, and exciting and terrifying and thrilling, and every other emotion imaginable. I keep having to force myself out of my own way, embrace it, and keep working my ass off to make it happen.

Recently you guys were rumbling about wanting a Broke-Ass TV show, so we felt we couldn’t keep it quiet any longer. And we’ve had such luck in the past with sharing our goals and dreams here, that we realized it was silly to hold it in. You know I love to “secret” myself some manifested goodness. So now you know, the universe knows (and Oprah better know) – we want our own TV show! And we want you to want it too!

The process is wiley and weird. For 9 months we were in a holding agreement with a local production company who took us in to meet with network executives to pitch the show. The networks were very receptive and interested, but it became clear that the producers really didn’t “get” us the way we want to be gotten.  So, we decided to wait out the contract, and now that its expired, we’re back on the market as free agents and ready to get back in the game!

We made this “sizzle reel” with a couple of our friends, to share with the networks… as a sneak peek into a potential show concept.

So….. What do you think? Would you watch it? What network do you see us on?

The Broke-Ass Bride
Dana is the head woman in charge here, the original Broke-Ass Bride. Learn more about her here. And, follow her on Twitter (@brokeassbride), Pinterest (@brokeassbride), Facebook (/thebrokeassbride) and Instagram (@brokeassbride). Affiliate links, which might be included in the post above, help make her a few dollars here and there to keep her off the streets and in the business of blogging for your ass. So thanks for coming! :)
  • are you KIDDING ME!?!? YES i would totally watch this! holy moly what an awesome idea! and if you ever (at the next stage) wanna bring it to the UK, Channel 4, E4 and Living tv are where it's at.
    you flippin' rock girlie!

    • Kitty Kat, you have NO idea how good that sounds! Thanks for everything, and for the link in Thursday Treats!

  • Yes, I would absolutely watch! That's very exciting!

  • awesome! awesome! LOVES.

  • this sneak peek brightened my day. i would most definitely watch this show!!!!

  • Great concept! I would totally watch and I'm already married!!!! 😉

  • ila

    WOW!!! we are so happy for you. can't wait to see it on the tellie.

  • Does Bravo have a Wedding show, yet? Or MTV. You made me spit out my coffee with that drill, by the way. People in Starbucks are staring at me…

    • Bravo would be HELLZA fun. Glad I could amuse the Starbuckian masses at your expense 😛

  • Abso-FReAKIN-lutely. You know what would be totally dope? If you guys had something on destination weddings. Like, I know TECHNICALLY they don't fall under the BAB stigma, but what about if B & G are doing it because it's actually cheaper for everyone else involved? Like, how can you have a wedding at a hotel and make shiz still eco friendly and on the frugal? I'd adore, beyond adore, that.

    • That's a rad idea, and it would allow me to travel to such sweet places! Smart cookie, you!

  • yes yes yes yes yes YES!! Dana, this is awesome. Love the video. Love the concept. Love your ideas. LOVE YOU. You need to be on TV. All there's to it.

  • For shizzle Dana!! I'd LOVE to see your Broke Ass on my television! You would be so perfect for this and you totally deserve it! 🙂

  • Holy crap cats YES!!! I would absolutely LOVE to see you guys on a tv show!!!

    Awesome. A billion times over.

  • You SOOOO rock! LOVE IT!

  • We ALL know you were made for TV Dana!

  • Dude! For sure. Mmmm as far as networks go… Oxygen? I think the shows on there tend to be more fun and less "cable".

  • SO fun! Would love to see this!

  • Any producer worth their contract would know that you would breathe some LIFE into the unmentionable, unwatchable, insulting drivel that pretends to be Wedding TV…..

  • This is ABSOLUTELY entertaining….let's get it going. It's packed with fresh ideas that maximizes any budget.

  • Oprah! Oprah! Can't wait to see it.

  • HECK yes. Definitely.

  • Wow, great job! I would totally watch this. It would be perfect on TLC or WEtv. The latter needs a fresh take on things pretty badly!!

  • Kerry

    That was fabulous! I would love to see that show! Maybe WeTV or Style…

    • Thanks, I know about that… but they don't allow submissions with any tradmarked material… and BAB is trademarked. But we did meet with OWN a couple months ago and have our fingers crossed that they come through eventually. It would be such a great fit for us!

  • Hellz ya! WeTV would be a good but you might get lost in their wedding shuffle. DIY network might be the way to go!

  • Great idea, great fun, sending it forth!

    • Cathy, thanks so much! You're always so incredibly supportive 🙂

  • I would love to see this show!

  • you are soooo adorable, not to mention LIKABLE plus you are super cute on TV!

    • Awwww, shucks! You're too much, thanks a million! That makes me feel so good! 🙂 *hugs*

  • CONGRATS! Thats so exciting! I would definitely watch. Savvy Cinderella loves the stuff you've been doing and it'd be great to help more people get their dream day on their own budget!

  • Love the idea!


  • PERFECT. I would totally watch the hell out of this show – I love your helpful, lovely vibe! Priority 1 in my DVR Dana & Hunter! PS props to you for holding out and keeping it authentic. Go team Broke Ass!

    • Oh, thank you, my dear sister in redheaded sweetness! We love ya!

  • Rachel

    Um yeah I would watch this, I laughed the whole time and loved the bit on the farmers market!! I see this on Style Network or WE tv…Bridezillas needs to leave that network anyways and what a great replacement!

    • Rachel, thanks so much! You're so right! DOWN with Bridezillas… UP with Broke-Ass BRIDES!

  • Erin Adams

    Okay-LOVED everything, drill was hilarious. I would watch this show and I think others would too. I'm thinking DIY network, WE, Style. It should be on TBS cuz it's "Very Funny".

  • OMG I LOVE THIS! And I hope you dont mind that I posted this with a link on my blog!! I can so see this on WE tv or Style!! YOU ROCK!!! Good luck!

    • Wow, thank you for spreading the word! I appreciate it so much!

  • Oh wow this would be amazing 🙂 I've only just come across your fab blog, and you seem a fun and bubbly lovely lady 🙂 You would be great to watch on TV 🙂 Good Luck!!! xxxxx

  • Genny

    Love it! So adorable and much needed! Dana, you are a breath of fresh air!

  • Fantastic! I reckon a lot of people would relate far more to this than to the fluff you generally see on air

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  • That's awesome! If it doesn't work out with networks, just do some webisodes. Just like this (you'll love this): http://verymarykate.blogspot.com

  • Get Real

    "Think a Broke Ass Wedding Looks Cheap"? HAHAHAHA, are you for real??? Of course YOUR wedding didn't look cheap; you traded positive blog reviews on Weddingbee for vendor services AND won a contest for your photography. It is a complete and blatant MISREPRESENTATION to use your own wedding as an example of something low-budget, much less "broke-ass". Get real.

    • The Fresh Hubby

      Anonymous hatred never deserves a response, but for clarity's sake: Nothing was ever traded on the basis of a positive review anywhere. We urge every Broke-Ass to do research in all facets of their wedding, so that they may save like we did via Bride$haring, bartering, and yes even winning contests. We make it a point to run many contests to aid other Broke-Asses to have the same fortune as us, because returning positivity to the world is way more constructive than the other option. Try it, its fun 🙂

  • Gemma, Wedding Central is a great idea! Thanks!

  • I just wanted to pop in and say WOW… I am overwhelmingly touched by all the love and support in these comments! I was pretty shy about sharing it, and I'm so glad I did. I have the best readers on earth. Thank you all – I love you and I'll do my best to make you proud 🙂

  • Your videos are a hoot! lol great editing!

  • Rock it girl!

  • OMG…. you are like a pale version of my idol, Neicy Nash!! Loved your video. Loved, loved loved it! Have you thought of Style network? I don't care how you get on air – just get this show going before I go broke-ass myself!