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Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta

By Anne Louise Bannon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Show about brides reinforces wedding fantasy, but still OK.

TV TLC Reality TV 2010
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Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Say Yes to Materialism

Convincing women the only way to be happy on your wedding day is to have "the dress". Pretty sick when you think about it.

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Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (4):

The show is done well, but in and of itself, the wedding dress-shopping process just isn't that interesting (unelss perhaps you're a bride-to-be yourself). The show focuses on the young women's struggles to find just the right dress, balancing that with commentary from friends, sisters, moms, and grandmothers. While the salon employees are featured, they're not much of a presence (although in one satisfying scene, an employee does help a bride get an appropriate choice past a particularly picky grandmother). But the personalities involved just aren't that involving for the non-wedding obsessed.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: July 30, 2010
  • Network: TLC
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: February 16, 2023

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