Say I Do
By Melissa Camacho,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Sweet wedding reality show has some emotional moments.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Stars share their different love stories and the various challenges they've overcome to get to their wedding day. Love, kindness, relationships, and parenthood are also themes.
Positive Role Models
Current and future spouses want to make their better halves happy. Couples discuss important people in their lives, both supportive or otherwise. Weddings are planned for couples from all walks of life.
Violence & Scariness
Discussions about serious illness and the death of family members underscore the importance of celebrating weddings and love.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some strong innuendo, including references to getting pregnant and whispering sweet nothings. References are made to looking sexy.
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Words like "damn" are occasionally uttered, and references are made to swearing ("f-you"), but aren’t actually spoken. Anti-LGBTQ epithets (like "f-g") are cited and discussed as part of people’s personal stories.
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Products & Purchases
Logos for Thai Ngyuen Atalier, Zola, and others are shown. Pinterest is referenced, and iPhones are occasionally visible.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Wine and champagne is consumed and included in cooking. There are stories about drunken behavior and family members with drug problems.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Say I Do is a wedding reality series highlighting weddings being planned for couples from all walks of life. There's some mild innuendo, and conversations address things like losing loved ones, LGBTQ acceptance, and other sensitive issues. It also features positive messages about love, family, self-acceptance, and healing. Logos for Thai Ngyuen Atelier, Zola, and other companies are sometimes visible. There's some wine and champagne drinking, and references are made to drug addiction and drunken behavior.
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What's the Story?
SAY I DO is a reality series featuring people planning a surprise wedding for their better halves within approximately one week. Fashion designer Thai Nguyen, Chef Gabriele Bertaccini, and interior designer Jeremiah Brent help one lucky half of a couple plan a spectacular event by providing the clothes, food, and stylish venue. After preliminary arrangements are made and a dramatic marriage proposal is accepted, the final details are put into place and the dream wedding takes place. Throughout it all, folks share their personal stories about challenges they've overcome, and the significance of having such a grand celebration.
Is It Any Good?
This heartwarming series features lots of colorful wedding planning fun with people from all walks of life. But central to the show are the stories shared throughout each episode. From struggles with addicted family members to grappling with self-acceptance and coming out, each couple reveals a past full of challenges that their relationship has withstood. Meanwhile, the wedding organizers offer moments of insight and reflection, and even share some of their personal stories. There are lots of emotional moments, but the stars introduce positive, constructive, and thoughtful ways of thinking about their life experiences. Overall, Say I Do is an great watch for folks who love to hear wedding stories, and who aren't afraid to shed a tear or two while watching them.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about wedding and marriage reality shows. How realistic are they? Are the weddings in Say I Do really pulled together in one week?
What are some of the messages Say I Do offers about weddings? How does this differ from their conversations about marriage and relationships?
- Premiere date: July 1, 2020
- Cast: Jeremiah Brent, Thai Nguyen, Gabriele Bertaccini
- Network: Netflix
- Genre: Reality TV
- Character Strengths: Communication, Compassion, Courage, Empathy, Gratitude, Teamwork
- TV rating: TV-14
- Last updated: February 18, 2023
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