Saturday, May 17, 2008

Ok.... Enough Publicity On The Style Site

So this evening I get a call from on of my clients who was on the show about 3 years ago. You may remember them Luz and David. They called to tell me they were on TV again the other day. Luz was telling me that even after all of this time she still cries when she sees the progress we made from a messy situation. I LOVED that show. Great couple and very open minded. Luz also told me in a soft voice " you are being torn apart on the Style site". I laughed. Why? because sadly these viewers don't really know the real story behind any show I have done on the show. If they knew that it takes over 100 hours to tape and the show is cut down to 22 minutes. Maybe they would understand. Viewers...I have only one thing to say. Reality TV means NO SCRIPTED acting. Do you really think one of the hottest shows in America for weddings would hire on any planner that was deliberately rude? They are fantastic. They would never do that to me..and yes. some shows do not come out exactly right. But it does not mean we the planners on the show are mean. Or do not care about the clients we are working with. I think the show Luz was discussing was "Sam's Biggest Fan." I want to ask you personally, after seeing what I have done for so many clients (website and TV). Where do you think she had the money to decorate? I borrowed the trees and flowers I bought the decor from the dollar store. I knew they would never pay me. You are all absolutely right EVERY bride deserves a nice wedding. I tried to do this. But with little time, 2 VERY large affairs during this time, I really did the best I could. Did my birthday interfere, no. But it would have been nice to sleep in from working day and night for 3 affairs, I was really tired. Why didn't I say no? It's not in my blood to refuse someone who needs me. Sorry, it was not up to your standards. it was not your wedding. She certainly had money for food and lots of liquor. Did I care no. I am the type of person who would try every angle to make someones day special. Even if it came out of my own pocket, which it did. Did I ever get paid no. Should I have yes. I have to tell you after the reading the boards for the first time. I sure have racked up alot of attention. Has it hurt my businessNO. In fact I cannot handle what I have and I wish I could. So I am hiring more planners. I want to continue to give the dream! It's never been about the money. It's the joy you get in return! Rhonda by the way, said at the very end of the show and after she was happy with this. That is all that matters She said it was the best experience of her life. Does it matter that it was her 3rd marriage? No. Does it matter the age difference no. Leave it be if you need more clarification call us. Don't judge people. You want to know the real story. Feel free to call us anytime. It's just a show people. I laughed when someone said that REALITY TV IS REAL. If it is real than why can't you see all 100 hours of one show? Why? Because it would bore you. No drama no excitement, no viewers. Do yourselves a favor, just enjoy the show. I have met all of the planners and they are fabulous. Don't judge us for doing what we love. Just watch the show and enjoy...It is never as bad as you think. Trust me. I have been doing this for 16 years! Thanks Luz...I am doing ok really. I am used to a few people here and there who are not educated in television. Who blames them..if it's on TV it just has to be real LOL. PS....I did cry again after watching your episode too. Thanks for being open to my feathers. I know it was crazy, but it sure was fun and I can't seem to get clients from all of the US who don't want anything but a recreated wedding you had! xooxox


Chrystie said...

I totally understand Sam. You did the best you could, especially since they had no budget for decor.It was terrible that they didn't pay you. See i didnt think you were mean at all on that show. You were very nice considering all the drama that happened. I was really upset at the couple though. I love weddings and I mean they were going to like get a real venue and all, and then boom, you are shortend on time and now have a Knights of Columbus to make look amazing. The show made it seem as if the couple expected you to pull an amazing wedding out of nowhere. I just felt like they thought you had to do stuff, no matter what. Still looked better than it would have if you werent planning it =)

D. Combs said...

Sam! I just watched this episode the other night at work. I was like OMG...poor Sam.

I think you did what you could in the end, to make it work. It was not your fault they moved the wedding up. Did they ever consider that you probably already had other events booked during that time? Crazy.

I was very surprised by her comment at the end...that she'd seen you do more.

I devote my time to ensuring our clients recieve fab service. There's another "calling" for me. To give back to my peers that aspire to be the next "best" fancy pants somebody! Those who play it safe standing behind me, will fail. I do serve as a warning to others and yes, I'm nutty. It's who I am & it's not going to change, as it works. Feel free to comment & join me on what could be the best road trip EVER!

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