Don't Tell The Bride

Don't Tell The Bride

Don't Tell The Bride is a BBC Three tv show that provides engaged couples with £12,000 (around $19,200 at the time of writing) to get married with. Only snag is that the couple must live separately for 3 weeks leading up to the wedding and have no contact with each other. The groom must plan and organise the wedding without any input or help from the bride.

It may sound a bit like madness, but for couples who can't afford to get married in a traditional manner, i.e. with a service and reception for family and friends, it's the difference between being a wife or husband, or a long term fiancée or fiancé. It's not something that I personally could ever enter into because I'm a very private person, but for people who don't mind cameras following them for 3 weeks and the end result being a much desired union, it's an option.

The Dress

The Missing Groom

The Bride Without An Invite To Her Own Wedding

Appearing For 15 Minutes Of Fame Or True Love?

The show is now into it's third series and there has always been much debate on various forums and sites about the intergrity of the programme makers and the couples talking part. I purposely chose which category to put this hub into very carefully. I could have gone down the Entertainment - TV - Reality Shows route, but I didn't because it just didn't seem right. I choose the categories of Gender & Relationships - Weddings - Wedding Stories.

Despite the show quite clearly being that of the reality format, I chose the latter category because I'm a romantic. There has been lots of things written on the internet about how the couples talking part just want to appear on tv, to get that elusive 15 minutes of fame. I do believe that in a very few cases that has been true, not necessarily by both parties, but definitely by one in some instances.

However, I have read some really heartfelt comments on sites from people who want to appear on the show for no other reason than the desire to be married and to celebrate with family and friends. Most couples genuinely just want to be on the show for the £12,000 to get married with. But you've still got to have the desire to be on tv right?

The third series which is currently showing on BBC Three is pulling in 600,000 viewers for it's first showing on Tuesdays at 9pm, according to data for October. That's a lot of people watching your wedding. Still, I do think that I was right to put this hub into the category I did.

If you're ok with being filmed, maybe even happy that the planning of your wedding is being documented for posterity, then I can understand that the couples who apply to be on Don't Tell The Bride do so not for 15 minutes of fame, but for the chance to get married in a way in which they couldn't possibly achieve otherwise.

The Bride Without Wedding Transport

Homemade Wedding Invitations

Bridal Make Up Disaster

Now About That Groom!

So once the couple have been chosen to appear on the show, once filming begins, they have to sign a legal document stating that they will have no contact with each for the three weeks leading up to the wedding ceremony. For couples who live together, one has to move out.

A groom has three weeks to plan a wedding from scratch. I have had my doubts in the past about this. Some people take years planning a wedding, venues are booked well in advance for security, so how the hell does a groom book a venue with just three weeks to go? From the shows that I've seen, it works out either due to compromise on the venue - a hotel instead of a stately home or a wedding not on a saturday, or luck - cancellations.

I've seen comments from people who have appeared on Don't Tell The Bride and they say that the BBC or production team do not get involved in any aspect of the wedding preparations. Everything is down to the groom.

So skepticism aside, how do these grooms do so well? It always results in a wedding with the bride often saying she couldn't have done better herself. My theory was the wedding book. I have a friend who has been compiling a wedding book since she was in single figures. If she gave that to her groom, there would be no chance of him messing it up right? The exact dress would be in there with photos, her measurements and where to buy it. Same with the flowers, the transport, the ceremony, reception venue, everything!

But what it seems to me is that these guys aren't very often given a wedding book. Maybe you aren't allowed a wedding book on Don't Tell The Bride, but if I were the bride I would have my groom memorising every last detail if that were the case. One simple file on a laptop could provide all the details needed, so unless it is the case that the groom is just not allowed any prior information other than that in memory, I kind of understand how they get it so wrong on occasions.

Brides Hates Grooms Choice Of Dress

Potential Venue Disaster

When Everything Goes Right

Planning Or Luck?

What I find so amusing about Don't Tell The Bride is that you'll see a shot of a groom picking out bridesmaid dresses in red, and as the viewer you know full well that the bride absolutely hates red because she just told her friend so in another clip. Yet much like on a recent show, despite hating the colour red, when the bride sees her somewhat nervous bridesmaids for the first time in their dresses they know she hates the colour of, she's fine about it. Suitably pleased even.

These grooms can do no wrong!

You'll see a bride trying on wedding dresses and falling in love with a particular one, only for the groom to choose the complete opposite and on the day of the reveal, the bride will think it's the best dress ever! Okay, so not every groom has got the dress spot on, but most have, despite it not being remotely close to the style of that which the bride fell in love with.

Are the brides lying to us, the viewers?! Or are the grooms just lucky in their choices? I don't know, but just when it's all looking like going so horribly wrong because the bride has quite clearly stated all the elements of the wedding, and how she wants it to be to us the viewer. The groom then goes and does the complete opposite, but it's all ok on the day.

How do they do that?! Just when you're thinking, oh that poor girl, she's going to have a fit at what he's chosen. She then whoops with delight, despite telling us that she wanted to get married in a castle but ends up in a hall adjacent to a pub. Okay, so that hasn't happened, yet!

Applying For Don't Tell The Bride

I've seen these details asked for time and time again on different sites, if you're in the UK and want to appear on Don't Tell The Bride here are the contact details:

Email: weddings@renegadepictures.co.uk

Telephone: 0207 479 4210

Mail: Sarah May, Renegade Pictures, 3 - 4 Portland Mews, London, W1F 8JF

I'm not sure when or if they will be doing another series, but if this one has been a success, as I'm sure it has, it's most likely.

According to comments I have read from people who have got through to the audition process, you will be interviewed separately by phone first. Not exactly sure of the application process after that.

If you want to apply for don't tell the bride, a tip! Like I was saying about the wedding book or computer file, this may not be allowed which explains a lot about why the groom doesn't get anything right on paper. If during the interview process you seem too in tune with each other, you probably won't get selected. If your groom knows exactly what you want that isn't going to make 'good tv'. Couples who are selected are chosen because the producers know the viewers will have a few hands over face moments when the groom gets something wrong.

If you're asked what would you do if he got you a dress you considered to be hideous? Don't say "he wouldn't!" Probably the best answer would be something along the lines of "I wouldn't wear it, he'd have to get me another one", thus creating a potential drama for the tv show because the budget would be severely dented if another dress had to be bought.

You have to think outside the box it seems if you want to appear on Don't Tell The Bride according to the people who have applied and been too knowing of each other.

If anyone has applied or been on the show, I'd love to read your comments. If you're applying, good luck with your Don't Tell The Bride Application!

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Comments 108 comments

joyce 2 years ago

Hi I would love to marry my boyfriend but we carnt afored it I love him so much he my soap mate


Fay 4 years ago

Hi I applied for dttb last week got a call back 5 days later, called my partner back the next day and invited us to go to bristol for an audition with the best man next Monday! Fingers crossed!! Xx


yummy mummy 4 years ago

my mum and step dad are sooo in love and have been together for 5 years, they keep talking about marriage but can't really afford it as they have taken my 13 year old cousin in as his mum died jan this year, we have had soo many deaths in the family that they haven't really had time or money to sort it out themselves, i think they really deserve it my family have been through soo much they deserve this more than anything. how do i apply for don't tell the bride.


jennaaaa 5 years ago

I have been with my partner for a year and seven months now. We have a baby girl and we would really love to spend the rest of our lifes together how do you apply to get on don't tell the bride thanks x


melissa 5 years ago

hi all me and my partner have been together for 11 year's and every time we get close to getting marrid something come's up or gets in the way can anyone tell me how to aplly plz xx


charlotte smith x 5 years ago

Hi I applied yesterday they called me back but not my other half totally gutted how long did they take to ring the other half ? I got sooo excited as well can I keep applying ?? X


heidi 5 years ago

hi all i applied for dont tell the bride on monday last does anyone know how long it takes for a call back? ive been with my partner for 11 months now we want to get married so badly but haven't had the funs we have two adorable boys and want more children but we keep suffering from miscarriages so we applied for dont tell the bride as it would put all the ad stuff behind us and have a bit of luck on our side by what ive read i don't think we been picked cause we haven't heard anything i would love to do this as i love my fiancé so very much =)


Stacy 5 years ago

Hi i applied for dont tell the bride on 21/06/2011. Does any1 know wen they will get intouch. I would love to marry my fiancé we hav been engaged since Valentine's Day and are ready to get married. Its not that i want to get on t.v its the fact that i believe we where made for each other. and it would be cute to see our 17 month old son in a suit to match his daddy. would love to be picked. i watch every show. x x


Dawn 5 years ago

Can couples apply if they have already booked their wedding but have run out of money and are struggling to make it the perfect day that they would love


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moonbun 5 years ago from London Author

Best of luck Becky, so hope it happens for you!


beckyb163 5 years ago

Hi Guys.I applied for me and my other half to be on Don't tell the Bride.I applied on Tuesday afternoon and got a call back on Tuesday evening.They called me and my partner up seperateley and interviewd us both asking a selection of questions about the other person etc.

On Wednesday my fella had a second call asking a further few questions and then so did i.Later that day we were invited for a visual interview with the best man.We are going to Newcastle this afternoon and im really excited! From what im told there isn't loads of ppl that get through to this stage so so far so good and im guessing they want to see how we act in person and what the banter is like between us all etc obv for their entertainment purposes.

I don't have a soppy story or anything to tell just that we are engaged and like most other people can't afford to get married.I like the show and applied as i imagine it is a once in a lifetime opportunity and we can get married soon this way with a wedding never to forget.

Good luck to all others who have applied xx


carla n adam 5 years ago

Hi, I applied in november & still haven't heard anything we got together 10yrs ago @ age 14/15 and we fell pregnant with our son 7 months later now 10yrs on we have had another son & 5 daughters 1 aged 6, 5, 3, 2 & 6 months we are desperate to get married as our kids have even noticed I'm the odd one out (surname) we would


mini me 5 years ago

Hi everyone, good luck to all of you that have applied, hope you get through.

Sparkles you are a lucky girl!

I applied last week and got a call the very next day! My partner got a call too, so we are keeping our fingers crossed that we will get picked. It's so exciting! I don't really like the idea of being on TV, but i'm sure once the cameras start rolling i'll be a natural lol.

X


Lee Mckenzie 5 years ago

Hi everyone, applied a couple of days ago, anyone know how long it takes to hear back from them? Fingers crossed they do phone. Thanks, Lee xxx


Claire Duff 5 years ago

Hi all i applied about last month and ive just added to my application some other details that ive thought about since then but i never got a phone call 1st time round so maybe we'll get a phone call this time.

Weve been together for 5 years now and ive just given birth to our daughter 4 months ago so money is super tight so we'd love to be picked. I really want to be his wife and have a proper family for us and have more babies lol XxX


sarah porter 5 years ago

hi all i wish to apply but how long till you hear either way and what is the best way to apply thanks sarah


hayley watson 5 years ago

hi all me and my boyfriend have been together for 5 years and engaged for 4 year, why i want to get married is because i love my boyfriend lots i want to stay with him for ever and ever but i just want to see a lovely ring on his finger so i can say that's my lovely husband and my boyfriend hasn't seen his family for a long time and it would be nices to see them all again my boyfriend lost his job and can't afford to married by our self that's why we want to come on don't tell the bride to help us to have a great wedding


rachel 5 years ago

Hi all, I applied a few weeks ago and had the phone call last week but they haven't rang my fiancé does this mean that their not interested in us any more :(


Bryher 5 years ago

Just to let you all know, the closing date for 2011 auditions is the 30th June 2011 and here are the details...

We're looking for couples who'd love to get married in 2011 and we've got £12,000 to make your big day.

Girls, do you have a perfect vision of your wedding day?

Is it the most important day of your life?

Have you bought the magazines and prepared the scrapbook?

But, are your dreams bigger than your budget?

Grooms, how would you spend £12,000 to pull off the ultimate wedding?

Do you want to prove that you can organise the perfect day - in your own unique way?

And create a wedding that you will both remember forever?

If this sounds like you or your other half, then please get in touch for an application form now.

Don't Tell the Bride is produced for the BBC by Renegade Pictures.

More about Don't Tell the Bride

To apply

Age limit: Applicants must be 18 years of age and over.

Phone: 020 7449 3292

Standard geographic charges apply and calls may be included in your telecoms provider's call package. Calls from mobiles may be higher.

Email: weddings@renegadepictures.co.uk

Write:

Don't Tell the Bride Series 5

Renegade Pictures

Unit 5

6 Erskine Rd

London

NW3 3AJ

Closing date: 30 June 2011


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moonbun 5 years ago from London Author

Hi Sparkles,

Congratulations!

Maybe you could let us know the episode nearer the time :)


Sparkles 5 years ago

Hi All, I applied and got on the show in this series. It was a really good experience and I can tell you that it brings u and your partner closer. I can't go into to much detail for legal reasons but if you want to do it then go ahead. Its not a hard audition process, you just need to be yourself. Your partner does need to come across as a bit disorganised or what be compelling viewing. My husband, was well, what can I say lol.

Good luck with your application. The staff are renegade are fantastic.


Zoe Allen 5 years ago

Hi My names zoe me and my partner applied for this after watching a few episodes and him being adament that he would do a better job and the superhero wedding he'd plan would be amazing!(im not so sure and would castrate him if he got it wrong) anyway i had the telephone phone interview last month but they haven't called my other half so i am assuming we are out of the running......Goodluck everyone else who has applied! xxx


caroline  5 years ago

hello ive just applied for dont tell the bride been trying to find away too for ages now then i got a call from my mate tonight telling me how. i would love to married my partner we have been together 4 half years and have 2 kids one of which is a child from my past relationship and we have not long found out that my partner is the father to his ex girlfriends daughter we have been through a lot these last 4 half years but we are still going strong and getting married would mean that when my name changes to his my sons name would also change and would make it easier for him to adopht my daughter which he has wanted to do for so long now. so fingers cross we get through for don't tell the bride x


sarah 5 years ago

ive been with my partner for 8 and a half yrs now and been engaged for 6 yrs... i would to get married now but really haven't got the money :( we have a little 3 yr old daughter and we just think it wud make us more of a family x


cloe 5 years ago

how do i sign up for don't tell the bride


Dana Armstrong 5 years ago

I LOVE YOUR SHOW. AND IM SO CURIOUS WHAT KIND OF WEDDING MY FIANCÉ WOULD PLAN FOR US. WE HAVE BEEN TOGETHER FOR NEARLY 4 YEARS NOW AND ARE MADLY IN LOVE. I THINK HIM PLANNING A WEDDING WOULD BE ENTERTAINING FOR ANYONE TO WATCH.


paige 5 years ago

I would love to go on the show, me and my fiancé have been together nearly two years and we have a six month old little boy, we are only young but know what we want from life and that is to get married but money is the only thing standing in our way


emma barnes 5 years ago

i have been with my boyfriend for 5 years an i love him 2 piceces but he can do my head in sometimes we have a little boy too an we love to get married after what we have been through xxxx


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moonbun 5 years ago from London Author

http://faq.external.bbc.co.uk/questions/television...

You need to keep checking the website for details.


siobhan 5 years ago

ive trying to send an email but not sending ive also tried ringing n tht keeps sayin wrong number. me n my partner want to get married how else do i apply


LEANDRO MARQUES 5 years ago

I LOVE YOUR SHOW...


tasha 5 years ago

hi me and my boyfiend have been together since june and engaged since july it mite not sound long but were very much in love and are looking 2 marry next summer but with having 2 children and bein a house mum its very hard he works but isn't the best paying job we would love 2 be on the show


Nina 5 years ago

Hi there me and my partner have been together for 4 years almost know we have been planning to get married a few times now but the last time my year and a half how daughter was very ill in hospital going through liver falier so we had to put it off and now we have to buy a lot of things for her and just have not got the money to get married. so if you could help us we would be very grateful. thanks nina


kirsty 5 years ago

i have been with my fiancé for just over a year now i would love to marry him but we just havnt got the cash and would love to be on the show i am worried about what he would choose but that's a risk i am willing to take. thanx kirsty x


Emma 5 years ago

Hi. My name is Emma, I have been with my partner for a year and a half, we have a 2 month old son. Before i found out i was pregnant me and my partner were planning a wedding and i was really excited. For obvias reasons we had to stop and concentrate on my pregnancy and making sure we had everything for the baby! Now we have our little man we can not afford a wedding. My partners mum has alzimers and does not even know her grandson but we want her there for the wedding. We would be perfect for the show because i am very bossy and like things done a certain way were as my partner will want to do things his way as he never has control of much in our home! I am worried about what he would do for our wedding especially if it involves bloody cricket! but we really want to be married. Has anyone found out the new contact details for the application yet as i would love to apply me and my partner to it.x thanks Emma.x


Stacey  5 years ago

I have been with my wonderful fiancé for the past 4 years, i love him with all my heart and i would love to be his wife. we have had a lot of problems with jobs and financial troubles so we have never been able to afford it. every time we think we are going forward we get kicked back down again.

We just wish we could afford it or that some1 could help to make our dream day become real

Thank you

Stacey


chris 5 years ago

hello i am looking to find out how to apply for dont tell the bride application as we are a low income family and i would love to be able to give my fiancée the wedding she deserves and also make it very special for both her and our children/stepkids.... we have spoke about getting married for a while now but due to lack of income to fund this its turning out to be just a dream for us...many thanks chris


louise gough 5 years ago

Hi me and my partner have been together 9yrs we have 5 children together and would love to get married we have been through so much together,my partners and my own dad have had a batch of bad health,my partner has lost both his grandads this yr so we'd really like to get married before we lose another family member

i hope we get picked


daniel adams 5 years ago

hi iv been with my beautiful fiancée Jessica for 4 years we have a gorgeous 2 year old daughter Hannah together and things are brilliant... the only thing left to do is tie the knot, and with finances as they are we defiantly need some help. I really want to give my girl the wedding she deserves and what shes been waiting for. that's why id like to apply for don't tell the bride, were looking at about June next year as Jessicas mum has had breast cancer and by June next year all her chemo and radiotherapy would be over and done with and i know how impotant it is for her to have her mum there

hope we get picked


kasey 5 years ago

hi i love don't tell the bride im 19 n bin with my fiancé for 2 n a alf years n have a gawjus bby girl summer 2gether who was born on our first anniversay we can't wait to get married but can't afford it with a lil bby we spend all our money on her n im gunna apply for this hope we get picked x


Luis Marques 5 years ago

me and my partner have been together for 9 months and we have been engaged for 5 months. We are so in love and all we want to do is get married, and i would really love to marry my gorgeous fiancé on your show Don't Tell The Bride as i would love to surprise her with what i can do to make her happy.


ramona  5 years ago

I would love to get married to my fiancée dwayne he's my high school sweetheart but the money aint there and its driving me mad he's in the caribbean and I would love to married in the caribbeans and have a nice wedding but we can't afford it at the moment so could u please help xxx


sarah  5 years ago

i would really like to get marriade to the one i love and made me a proud mum but we can not afford it at the moment because thing have always gone wrong so it will be nice to get marriade this is the biggest thing in my life.soo please help people so me and me partner can get mariade for once .thanx sarah


rona 5 years ago

me and my partner have been together four almost 5years we have been through lot but we have come out stronger and more in love than ever. we have 3 lovely boys oldest is 4years then 3years in jan and the newest member is 13weeks. we found out last week that my partner has got hodgkin lymphoma a type of cancer we have been told it is very treatable and has a good chance of making a full recover which is a big relife. all this has made us really want to get married as soon as we can but hes had to finish work and with tree young boys well money it tight so would really love to get on the show so if any one could help me that would be great thank you.


louise rogers 5 years ago

hi all i have been with my partner now for four years we would love to get married we have being through a lot and got through it.We love each other so much and we would love to have our day but because of money we can not i would love my mom and dad to see me get married. i live away from my parents and would love them to see get maried and for my dad to give away his only daughter and only child(me) it means the world to me and my partner to have our day that we have always dreamed of. help us on how we can apply for the programe thankyou. x


Michaela :) 5 years ago

I would love to apply for dont tell the bride could you help me to get started please


daniyellie 5 years ago

how do i apply please xx


kim  5 years ago

hi i have been with my partner for 7 years now and we have a 9 month out baby and we would love to get married. and would love to be on dont tell the bride


ciara 5 years ago

hi everyone ive been eith my parter for seven years we have four children and wud like to apply for the show


amanda 6 years ago

hi every1 iv been with my parter for nearly 7years now and have a 3 year old boy. we really want to get married but can not afford it, and would love to be on don't tell the bride, how do i go about it thank you much love xxx


SHERA 6 years ago

HEY HOW DO I PUT A REQUEST IN TOO GO ON DON'T TELL THE BRIDE THANX XX


mike hooper 6 years ago

help help help


Polly marchant 6 years ago

We could make your show different with a unique colourful couple with a little star daughter....just starting out in life,iam a clown and trapeze artist and my beautiful man is a carpenter.......you'll love it promise xxxxxxxxxxxx


louise hutton 6 years ago

i have bin with my boyfriend fo 10 years and have a son age 5 and i love him with all my heart and couldn't live life without him the biggets dream ov my life would be to marrie my man ov my life


kerry davis  6 years ago

hello i have been trying to get on don't tell the bride and i have had no success yet but i was wondering if anyone could tell me how to do it please as it means the world to me thank you.If you know can you let me know please by email shotazwifey@hotmail.com


sahe 6 years ago

what is the charlie and the chocolate factory lookalike wedding called??


jackie hitchen 6 years ago

hi my name is jackie and my partner and i would love your help as we want to get married but we don't have the cash to do it we both love the show and its fun to watch the guys sort out the big day and for them to give the bride her dream wedding my partner said to me this week that he could do it and he said its all about understanding your partner i think myself its the first test to married life please if you can help,, many thanks jackie.


amylou 6 years ago

hi my name is amy i have only been with my partner for 11 months and have been engaged for 1 month i love him with all of my heart we both watch the show all of the time and it is amazing to see so many people happy money is very tight for us at the moment so it is very difficult for us to get married i hope u can help us please

many thanks


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moonbun 6 years ago from London Author

Good luck Kayleigh, I hope you get picked!


kayleigh 6 years ago

hi my name is kayleigh and i an engadged to the man of my dreams and i love him so much but we can not afford to get married and we really want to and we have 3 lovly kids and money is tight so i would really love for your help please xxx

many thanks


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moonbun 6 years ago from London Author

Good luck to everyone who applies!


amy 6 years ago

hi i watch the program all the time n love it iv been with my partner for 6 years now and we have 2 lovly little boys i really really want to get married to my man and spend the rest of my life with him we just don't have the money to do this, we would be the perfect cuple for the program i fully trust him and know what ever happened i would love it all my friends and family r get married around me and i know its right for me i even cought the bo,k on sat lol thanks xx


robyn  6 years ago

me and my partner have been together for 7yrs we have a duagther of 3 we have been though a lot as a couple we really love each other and we want to get married but we just can't afford it we watch don't teell the bride all the time we love it is there any way we would besle to get on the show


jadeandliam 6 years ago

id love to be on don't tell the bride on the next show just to see if my man could give me the best wedding in the world because it is alwyes me that arranges enything romantic all the time jade


kezzababeey 6 years ago

Hi my name is kerrylea im 21 and my fiancé is charlie he is 26 we have ben engaged for just over 2 years now and we have been together nearly 3 years.We have been through a lot recently charlie nearly died with a burst ulsar and blood poisning im really lucky for him to be alive.We have both been through a lot both of our dads are sevirely ill and we would like to get married before anything does happen to our dads but we just haven't got the money to get married..i love don't tell the bride please could someone tell me how i apply i just want to make mine and charlie's fathers proud xx


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moonbun 6 years ago from London Author

The latest contact information I can find has the same email address as listed above but the phone number has changed to: 020 7449 3291

This is from: http://forums.confetti.co.uk/Forums/welcome_want-f...

It was posted 7th May 2010.


stephanie 6 years ago

hi there i have tried to send an email to apply for dont tell the bride but its not sending! and the phone num doesn't work that's at the top of this page. could anyone help me please?

Thanks


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moonbun 6 years ago from London Author

Hi Christine,

No idea where the dress is from or the cost, maybe try google?

renee, here are the contact details, but someone commented above that they have changed. I can't find out if that's right or not though.

Email: weddings@renegadepictures.co.uk

Telephone: 0207 479 4210

Mail: Sarah May, Renegade Pictures, 3 - 4 Portland Mews, London, W1F 8JF

Hope that helps :)


renee 6 years ago

could some one pls pls tell me how to apply on don't tell the bride this info will be very much appreciated thankx x


christine walker 6 years ago

please could you tell me where i could purchase the brides dress from last nights don't tell the bride. and the cost. it was the most beautiful dress ive ever seen.

thank you christine


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moonbun 6 years ago from London Author

Hi Kelly, I just wrote an article about the show, I'm not actually involved with it. Good luck with your application, I hope you get through.

Sam, application details are listed above, but some have reported that they aren't vaild anymore. If anyone knows the current contact details, please comment. Good luck Sam!


sam hill 6 years ago

i have been with partner for 6 years and we really want to get married but don't have the money i would like to apply for don't tell the bride i am a big fan of this show but i don't know how to apply for it could any one please help x


kelly barry 6 years ago

my name is kelly barry my partner is called daniel hes 20 and im 21 we are ready to spend the rest of our lives together i have two children from a previous relationship bt he takes them on as his own.we cannot afford a wedding as im stuck at home with 2 children and also as work at the moment is only temp for my partner. and would appreciate your help on trying to make it happen x


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moonbun 6 years ago from London Author

Hi shammah - who doesn't love a big slice of good wedding cake!

Hi Victoria, I wish you the very best of luck with your application and beyond, out of interest, which contact details did you use to apply?

Hi Laura, Personally, I think it's probably best to just be yourself. If you really want to get married badly, tell them that! I'm sure they want the couples who are the most excited and in love (though obviously a groom who isn't too great at the planning may make good TV!). Good luck with your application :)


laura 6 years ago

i am about to apply again for don't tell the bride but im just not sure what to write i don't want to sound too needy?


victoria 6 years ago

i have just applied for don't tell the bride as i had a very bad childhood and don't trust men i have now found a brilliant fiancé who i love very much and we would love to get married but i can't work due to having type2 diabetis which has also caused kidney failure , neuropothy of both of my feet and now been diagnoed with artheritis in all my joints... i feel like the world is against me at the age of 28 but realised with the love and suport from my fiancé i can get through it all


shammah 6 years ago

4 days ago

shammah I love wedding becouse Ilove the cake.


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moonbun 6 years ago from London Author

Hi Carla,

That's all the information I have I'm afraid. If I can find out the new contact details I will update.

Thanks 4foodsafety!


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4FoodSafety 6 years ago from Fontana, WI

Too funny! Wow! I must share this one! Like this idea!


carla  6 years ago

hi i sent a email and phoned the number above the number seems to have been cut off and the email isn't sending . Just wondering if theres any other contact info for the show , many thanks x


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moonbun 6 years ago from London Author

Contact details are above in the section called applying for don't tell the bride. There's a phone number, email address and mail address :)


toni 6 years ago

how do i apply?


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moonbun 6 years ago from London Author

Good luck with the search saul, hope you find her soon! :)

rebecca, you should apply via the contact details above. I can't help I'm afraid, I'm just a fan of the show. Good luck!


rebecca doherty 6 years ago

i have been with my partner for four years now we have always want to get married but just can't aford it even more so now as i have a two old and a one year old baby and money is very tight now as i was wondering if you could help us so i could have the best day of my life ps if you could help us have the wedding we so very much wanted could you contact be oo my home number on 01482705239 or send me an email please thank you rebecca doherty andrew farr


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saul5hewitt 6 years ago

this hub is very interesting and hilarious. gosh i cannot wait until i find the perfect woman for my life and devote to her. yall ladies would be jealous if you knew how i treat my woman like queens. can't wait!!


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moonbun 6 years ago from London Author

Good luck Melissa!


melissa 6 years ago

iv been with my partner 7 years and we have 3 kids id love to get married to him we did try saveing but my brother died 5 years ago so haven't reall been able to consatrate till now but we would love to spend our day with the rest of the family


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moonbun 6 years ago from London Author

Hi Jemma & James,

I'm not sure about interviews and castings, but the fact that you got a call has to be a good sign.

Good luck to you both, hope to see you on the new series!


jemma+james 6 years ago

hi, we applied for don't tell the bride last sunday. i got a call friday afternoon, which i thought was quite quick-for the telephone interview. will they call my partner now? and what do u have to do at the castings? i really hope we get further! we have five, yes FIVE! amazing children! now really want to get married,as we love each other so much! but don't want to be financially struggling for our kids sakes! good luck everyone.


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moonbun 6 years ago from London Author

Hi Lizzy, sorry to hear that some of your family aren't accepting of your relationship, but at least you have each other. That's the most important thing, your future happiness together.

Good luck Lizzy, I really hope that you get chosen!


lizzyb 6 years ago

hey all i applied for don't tell the bride yesterday when i found out that i could do it. i have been with my partner for 4 years and have been through so much with her as my family do not accept my relationship so they will not be attending my wedding which is heart breakin because i would love for my dad to walk me down the isle but i have my grandad and uncle there which has been a big support for me!

i hope i get in as i can't afford my wedding and i can't wait to call my partner my wife and life partner!


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moonbun 6 years ago from London Author

Hope that you have applied Amanda. I totally understand your situation, but at least you have a happy family, the wedding will come in time :)

Good luck!


Amanda 6 years ago

me and my partner have been together now for just over 5 years and we have two beautiful children together. and would love to get married but we just don't have the money fo rthe big day thank you amanda. x


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moonbun 6 years ago from London Author

Hi Christie,

I haven't heard anything about interviews so I can't answer your question. The show and applying for it does sometimes get talked about on the Confetti forums: http://www.confetti.co.uk/ so maybe worth having a look there.

Hope that interviews are still happening and that you get through.

Good luck!


christie 6 years ago

i have just applied for the show and don't know if i will hear bck hope i do i have been with my partner for 5 yars and love him very much but just can't affored to get married all tho it is a bigrisk this show it will be worth it i want us and our little boy to be a proper family anyone know if it is too late now or if they are still interviewing


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moonbun 6 years ago from London Author

You're welcome!


naomi 6 years ago

thanks so much :o) x


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moonbun 6 years ago from London Author

Hi Naomi,

I really, really hope that you and your partner get chosen. I totally understand your reasons for applying and I wish you the best of luck!

Hope to see you and your Dad walking down the aisle together on the next series.

Please come back and let us know if you get chosen (providing it won't get you in trouble with the show!).

Again, good luck and I wish your Dad the best of health x


naomi 6 years ago

hey i applied about a month ago and got a call back on the tuesday just gone, they spoke to me first and then rung my other half. so fingers crossed we get a phone call letting us no if we are going on to the next stage or not.my reasons for getting married apart from the obvious reason that i love my partner very much. is that my dad had been living with a brain tumor for best part of his life, and i have had to learn to live with the knowledge that he could die at any moment. so far so good i still have my dad. but i don't want to push my luck and save up for years to come to have my dream wedding with the uncertainty that my dad my not be there to give his little girl away. there is that and a few other reasons and we have to beautiful young boys they have always had to come first. and last week my dad collapsed and has found that he has a new bleed n the brain. (he is back at home now and is recovering) but there was nothing much they could do for him. he will get better, hes on the mend already. but like i said i really don't have the time to push my luck and wait. this would make me so happy to hav my dad give me away to someone he has acsepted as a son and loves very much! so i have my fingers crossed that we will be put through! really good blog thank you, naomi x


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moonbun 6 years ago from London Author

Good luck! Hopefully you'll get chosen :)

Come back and let me know if you do!


becks 6 years ago

ive just applied but im not sure if ill get a reply or when they are looking into interviews, fingers crossed, ive been looking for ages to find somewhere that had the application details and wahoo ive found it ha


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moonbun 6 years ago from London Author

Apply using the contact details above. Good luck!


dean 6 years ago

hi all i to have been trying to apply to get on don,t tell the bride i need some help if some one could help me


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khmohsin 6 years ago from London,UK

good hub and nice collection of videos and pictures.


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moonbun 6 years ago from London Author

Hi Nikki,

Full contact details are supplied under the header above: Applying For Don't Tell The Bride.


nikki 6 years ago

hi how can i get an application for don't tell the bride.....x x x can any one help me plzzzzzzzzz x x x


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moonbun 6 years ago from London Author

I hope that you're applied Danielle and good luck, I hope you get chosen! Let me know what happens :)


danielle priestley 6 years ago

hi ive been with my fiancée for 2 and half years we have been threw quite a bit and we would love to get marride we just really haven't got money so this would be a really good thing for us to do

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