What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that I Found the Gown is very similar to the popular Say Yes to the Dress, but with a focus on discount gowns. The overall content is mild, but it will probably only appeal to viewers interested in weddings or related themes. Women's bra straps are sometimes visible while they are changing, and words like "crap" are sometimes audible. The series is a promotional vehicle for the store, and features lots of dress designer labels, including Vera Wang, Carolina Herrera, and others.
What's the story?
I FOUND THE GOWN is a reality series featuring Rick and Leslie DeAngelo, the owners of Vows Bridal Outlet, a Massachusetts store known for selling designer gowns at 50-80 percent below retail prices. While their staff works hard to please budget-conscious brides looking for their perfect dress, the couple sifts through the basements of retailers and and factories in New York and other areas looking for dresses they can buy in bulk and sell at a discount in their store. But helping a client find what she is looking for isn't always easy, especially since the store is limited to whatever dresses they have in stock, and the sizes they carry are limited. But the team works together to help each bride find the dress and the bargain of their wedding day dreams.
Is it any good?
The show is similar to the bridal gown series Say Yes to the Dress in that it features women desperately looking for that perfect dress for their special day. But unlike SYTTD, much of the focus is on how good a deal the bride can get on their dress. It also offers a behind-the-scenes look at how a discount outlet can manage to sell gowns this cheaply, as well as the ways the store owners go about securing inventory.
It lacks some of the colorful characters that other bride-themed shows feature, but folks interested in these kinds of shows will probably be inspired by some of the deals they see here. But if watching women change in and out of wedding dresses isn't your thing, you might find yourself changing the channel.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about wedding-themed reality shows. What makes these shows appealing? Do they help create a sense of fantasy about weddings and marriage?
Do you think people really get practical tips for their weddings from these shows? Or are these shows mostly produced to be entertaining?
Why isn't there a show called I Found the Tux?