UK network Sky Living has commissioned Double Wedding (8 x 60 minute), an original series which will see a bride-to-be given the wedding of her dreams – as long as she is prepared to share it with another bride.
Each week viewers will see two different brides going head-to-head, in a bid to make their dream day come true.
They will be given a budget to share and must agree on every element of how to spend it, “from the food to the flowers, the cake to the bridesmaids, dressing the venue to the all-important dress, each bride must approve every decision, or risk a disastrous big day,” according to Sky.
The series will be made by Dragonfly TV – marking the prodco’s first commission for Sky Living – and was ordered by Mark Sammon, head of factual entertainment for Sky Entertainment. The commission aims to build on the success of Sky Living’s other wedding format, Four Weddings.
“Double Wedding will be joining an already packed autumn schedule and is part of Sky’s commitment to bolster original content across its entertainment channels,” Sammon said.
“The series focuses on the rollercoaster emotions experienced by the two very different brides as together they decide on the dress, the flowers, the reception… but if they can’t come to a compromise, there won’t be a wedding.”
Sarah Swingler, exec producer for Dragonfly TV, added: “As a production team we have been fortunate to find brides-to-be who are all unbelievably good sports. Though they come from a variety of contrasting backgrounds and hold differing views on what constitutes an ideal wedding, they have to share a common goal in the day itself and how they reach this makes unmissable TV.”
In addition to Swingler, the show will exec produced by Sadia Butt for Sky Living.