Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Real Housewives wedding is more materialism than romance.

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

Positive Messages

There's some discussion of love and marriage, but the real focus is on looking good and lavish spending.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Kim is extremely materialistic. Both Kim and Kroy are loving parents, but the relationship between Kim and her mother is sometimes strained.


Arguing between family members results in some injured feelings. An argument at the wedding leads to some drama.


Some sexually oriented discussions, including references to breast and genital sizes. The side of a woman's breast is visible. Semi-nude pics of a pregnant Kim and of Kim and Kroy holding their infant son are visible (but no sensitive body parts visible).


Words like "bitch," "hell," and "pissed" audible; bleeped curses ("s--t," "f--k") are frequent.


Wedding stores like Kleinfeld's, restaurants like Serendipity, and dresses by designers like Pnina are featured.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Drinking (wine, champagne) is visible during fittings, parties, dinners, and other social gatherings. References to smoking are audible.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding features Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Kim Zolciak planning a lavish wedding and exhibiting major materialism. It contains lots of strong language ("bitch," "piss," "hell"; "s--t" and "f--k" are bleeped), sexual discussions, and semi-nude pics of Kim (the sides of her breasts are sometimes visible). Arguments break out between family members. Drinking (wine, champagne) is visible during social functions, and cigarette smoking is discussed.

User Reviews

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Adult Written byPatricia W. March 18, 2018

What a waste

Stop collecting funds from TV to be a parent. I hope you’ve saved enough from your husband’s ending or ended career.
Adult Written byqttpie2002 June 1, 2012

Nice Show

The show has a lot of love between family members. It ok! for children to watch!

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What's the story?

DON'T BE TARDY FOR THE WEDDING features reality personality Kim Zolciak as she prepares to marry Atlanta Falcons football player Kroy Biermann. The Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member has eight weeks to plan her over-the-top dream wedding. Viewers get to watch as she hires celebrity event planner Colin Cowie to handle the details of the million dollar event, and choose designer dresses with the help of Shun, her stylist, and Jen, her matron of honor. In between all the lavish spending she spends time with her children, 15-year-old Brielle, 9-year-old Ariana, and infant son A.K.. She even finds time to get a few cosmetic enhancements. Planning for the big day is exciting, but disagreements between extended family members threaten to create lots of drama.

Is it any good?

The reality series spinoff offers the similar style of voyeuristic drama that you can expect from the Real Housewives franchise, including lots of conversations about money (both having it and spending it), and not-so-subtle references to other real housewives. Meanwhile, family disputes offer enough drama to make it interesting.

Ultimately, the series is a showcase for Zolciak to highlight her looks and her lavish lifestyle. RHOA fans will probably enjoy the guilty pleasure that goes into watching her make the day a major reality event. But if you're looking for romance, there is very little of it here.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about reality show spin offs. What is it about some reality show cast members that make them candidates for their own show? Is it a unique personality? The drama they stir up?

  • How do Kim and the rest of the characters talk about money? What is their relationship with money? Can you imagine spending the kind of money Kim spends on the wedding? What are some other things that money could buy?

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