Any woman who has ever gotten married will tell you that shopping for a wedding dress is fraught with enough tension. Adding the process of finding bridesmaid dresses to the to do has to potential to make things worse.
There comes a point when spin offs become ridiculous or an obvious ploy to extend the life and the brand of a television program. Say Yes to the Dress: Randy Knows Best is not exactly horrible, but it feels like it is stretching Say Yes to the Dress just a little too far.
From an early age, many women dream about their wedding day and their wedding dress.
TLC has capitalized on ideal for the last 11 years. Say Yes to the Dress premiered on TLC back in 2007 and has been a staple of the network ever since.
The focus of every episode is a handful of women who are shopping for their wedding gown. Initially filmed in Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City, the show had a number of spin offs over the years. As the brides who are highlighted in the episode try on wedding gowns, there is usually some sort of drama or an emotional scar from the past that comes into play.
I have mixed feelings about this show. On one hand, it’s just another mindless reality show that amps up the drama and the tension for ratings. It’s the kind of show you watch on a Friday night when you just want to zone out after a long, hard week. But, on the other hand, my feminist self says that the show continues to sell the myth that a woman’s happiness and success in life are solely based on her marital status or lack thereof.