Reality vs TV

It’s official. The production company for Four Weddings wanted the Bacons to be on TV!! Woot woot! Party! Party! YAY! Fireworks! Champagne! More fireworks! Happy dance all around town!

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Whew, now that I have that out of my system, I have more news.

I went to college in the great no man’s land that is the District of Columbia at the most politically active school in the nation and have gads of friends that majored in political science or criminal justice or both. This means that I have lots of friends, also known as invited guests, who work for the government in one way or the other. Um, Miss Bacon, this post is about the coolness of being on a TV show. Right, so here’s the deal: government employees with any kind of security clearance aren’t able to be filmed. That means that many of my nearest and dearest could be fired if they end up on the show, and they love my lots, but that’s not really a risk worth taking.

So the options are: be a part of Four Weddings or having my friends at the most important day of my life. No contest, the friends will always win. They are the ones that have been at my side through everything, the highs and the lows, the very best memories and the very worst ones. So with that, the Baconator and I decided to pull out of the show, and have promised that we’ll save money to take a great trip next year. I’m not going to lie and say that I wasn’t bummed out by the situation, but I know that I would have been distraught if I had chosen 15 minutes of fame over the people I love.

How would you have handled the situation? Do you think we made the right choice?

BLOGGER

Mrs. Bacon

Location:
Chicago
Wedding Date:
September 2011

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    vmblai1019 922 posts, Busy bee @ 4:34 pm

    This speaks volumes of your character. Way to go lady :)

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    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 4:36 pm

    I think you made the right decision, definitely friends over 15 mins of fame.

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    honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:18 pm

    While we would have all loved to watch the Bacons on TLC, I think you for sure made the right decision!

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    CurlyRN 355 posts, Helper bee @ 5:19 pm

    @CurlyRN: Duh…my excitement as too much, I totally understand.

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    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:34 pm

    You made the best choice given the circumstances. A 1-in-4 chance at a paid honeymoon or having your friends attend? Friends, any day all the way! They’re the ones who are going to make your wedding day (and night) an awesome event to remember.

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    kristophine 303 posts, Helper bee @ 6:00 pm

    I 100% think you made the right call. Your friends will be there. That’s what matters.

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    earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:12 pm

    That’s a bummer, but I think you definitely made the right decision. You’re a great friend! :)

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    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:12 pm

    Aww, poop! I’m sorry you were put in such a tough position, but I also think you made the right decision. :)

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    TamJam 211 posts, Helper bee @ 9:53 pm

    Awww that really suck but you made the right choice.

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    Lauren, Guest @ 1:03 am

    Awww such a hard position. What a great person and friend you are. Great decision!

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    miss.qwerty 206 posts, Helper bee @ 2:43 am

    Sounds like you made the right choice. Hope you have a fabulous time celebrating with your friends!

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    PandaPanda 33 posts, Newbee @ 1:07 pm

    Great decision…though I’m sure it’s dissapointing. I was at a wedding with a similar group of people and I’m just imagining how difficult it would’ve been to NOT film some higher up in the Department of Defense in the middle of the dance floor wearing a sombrero…

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    Miss Ariel 83 posts, Worker bee @ 9:44 pm

    What an awfully choice to have to make. I do think you made the right decision, after all how do you pick being on a reality tv show over friends. But it’s still too bad you couldn’t have worked something out where it was possible to not have them filmed at all or even blurred out on tv.

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    cucumbersandwich 604 posts, Busy bee @ 7:45 pm

    Go Colonials!

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