Quickie Question: Tips From Wedding Reality Shows?


As you know if you’ve been reading this blog for more than a minute and a half, I wade through a lot of bridal reality programming every week. I spend a lot of time breaking down the mythos they sell and thinking it’s a good thing I don’t drink or my liver would never recover from another season of Bridezillas.

There is wheat, of course, but it needs to be winnowed from a metric buttload of chaff.

Back when I was planning my own wedding, I didn’t have cable, and these shows weren’t on the major networks. Any wedding planning advice I found on TV was from morning shows, soap operas, and the occasional Very Special Wedding Episode of whatever series’ I was watching. But even if I’d had cable back then, wedding reality wasn’t a major genre.

Today, though, there’s an entire channel devoted to nothing but bridal planning and bridal reality shows. There are several channels that would be seriously hurting for programming if bridal reality went away. The Say Yes Empire is the new one on which the sun never sets.

That means a lot of people other than charming and talented wedding bloggers must watch these shows, and watch them a lot.

So I’m curious. What bridal programming do you watch on TV? And what’s the best piece of advice you ever got from one of these shows? Was it one the producers intended to pass on to you?

One Response to “Quickie Question: Tips From Wedding Reality Shows?”

  1. srah July 3, 2012 at 2:39 pm #

    I think most wedding-related reality shows (SYTTD, Bridezillas, etc.) have taught me more about what NOT to do than about what to do.