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What 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.
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.
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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?
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