Along for the Bride

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Bridesmaids drink and argue in run-of-the-mill reality.

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

The show hypes up the interpersonal drama between women in the bridal party, though there are also some tender moments.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Bridesmaids range from being sweet and polite to being sassy ex-cons. Sometimes they are more focused on themselves and competing with each other rather than helping the bride.

Violence

Arguments between brides and bridesmaids are frequent, but nothing too over-the-top.

Sex

Bachelorette parties can get rowdy, with women hitting on random guys and discussions of being "horny." Some playful stripping, but all sensitive parts are covered.

Language

Words like "pissed" and "bitch" are audible. Words like "s--t" are bleeped. Epithets like "white trash" occasionally used.

Consumerism

References are made to brands like Paxil. The names of local haunts and drinking holes are sometimes visible.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Drinking (shots, cocktails) is frequent at bachelorette parties (often leading to drunken behavior). Wine and champagne is visible at rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions. References are made to anti-depressants.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Along for the Bride is full of catty behavior between women, hyped up by the show's format. Expect plenty of sexual references, salty language, and drinking leading to drunkenness.

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Parent Written byalongforthebride December 10, 2012

Along for the bride fan.

I really enjoyed this show, however, probably best to put the little ones to bed first.

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What's the story?

ALONG FOR THE BRIDE is a reality series that follows bridesmaids as they fulfill their duties by helping the bride before and during the big day. As the women attend to the bride's every need, like pulling together gift bags and organizing bachelorette parties, emotions run high and personalities clash. But when the wedding day arrives, they come together and try to make everything run smoothly, so that the bride has the day of her dreams.

Is it any good?

The bridesmaid-centered series Along for the Bride focuses on the final days before the wedding, when the bridesmaids all come together (sometimes for the first time) to celebrate the big day. There's some nuptial drama, but the show creates some humor by assigning each bridesmaid a nickname to reflect her unique personality.

Along for the Bride is milder than some other wedding-themed reality series, and thanks to some lighthearted moments, some folks may find it entertaining. But if you're looking for something that features lots of romance or a complex story, there simply isn't much here.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about reality shows. Why do so many shows feature women arguing? What kinds of stereotypes about women does this show reinforce?

  • Why are wedding-themed reality shows so popular? Is it the romance? The white dress? The idea of people falling in love? Or is it the emotional stress that comes with planning a wedding that makes them fun to watch?

TV details

  • Premiere date: November 22, 2012
  • Network: TLC
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Available on: Streaming

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