Sometimes, in the pursuit of true love, one just needs to throw old-fashioned conventions out the window. Marry Me Now, which premieres on the 2nd of November at 19:00 on 1Magic (DSTV Channel 103) shows just how far eligible women will go to secure the proverbial “lifetime of romantic bliss”.
Watch ordinary South Africans wear their hearts on their sleeves. Marry Me Now is an empowering reality show that showcases women who make the “ultimate” move. These brave hearts give their spouses the shock of their lives by proposing to them, already in their wedding dresses.
So, how does it work? The bride-to-be has just three days to plan her proposal and dream wedding. She is supplied with a wedding planner and a set wedding budget. She chooses her dream décor, cake, flower arrangement, food menu, her partner’s suit and wedding dress. Her family and friends, as well as her partner’s relatives, are all in on the scheme. It’s her task to get them all to show up on her big day and keep her plan a secret until her big reveal. But will he say yes? If he says yes, the couple get married on the spot!
Host Talitha Ndima, is an actress, presenter and voice-over artist. Talitha chronicles the journey with the bride-to-be as the wedding preparations take place. She probes the bride-to-be for all the important relationship information in order to get to know the pair better. Talitha also ensures family members keep the wedding plans under wraps until the day of the proposal. At times she serves as matchmaker, other times counsellor, her relationship therapist skills are put to the test.
“Marry Me Now takes viewers on an exciting yet nerve-racking journey as these women who clearly know what they want, are given a platform to share their story and take their relationships to the next level. It’s about taking a serious step in a couple’s relationship but not in a conventional way, so one can’t help but hold their breath in anticipation of the answer,” says Reneilwe Sema, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.
Produced by Passion Lane Productions, catch the premiere episode and first season of Marry Me Now from 2 November at 19:00 on 1Magic (DSTV channel 103).