A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The overriding message is that larger women also deserve to feel beautiful and to have dresses that flatter them. But the show also plays into the Queen for a Day/Bridezilla idea, emphasizing conflict and bratty behavior, plus an attitude toward high-priced gowns that not all viewers will relate to.
Positive Role Models
The sales people are the heroes here. They work very hard to help their brides (and complete sales) and are very service-oriented. They are also very compassionate toward the women's concerns about their size. The women are a mixed bag -- some bratty, some sweet.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Being sexy is touted as a virtue.
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At least one customer is prone to bleeped language, and the words "ass" and "boobs" are heard, but most of the language is pretty tame.
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Products & Purchases
No obvious commercial tactics, but the Kleinfeld bridal store and its staff get buckets of publicity and PR from the show.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this spin-off of the popular Say Yes to the Dress series contains much of the same bratty behavior and focus on familial conflict as the original, but with a touch more compassion toward the brides, who are all plus-sized women. Expect occasional language ("ass" and "boobs"), plus some bleeped words.
Is It Any Good?
While it is nice seeing the compassionate attitude of the staff toward the larger women, the show is essentially the same as the original -- including the edited-for-maximum-drama family conflicts. It is fairly easy to get caught up in the emotions of the moment, but it's also a little repetitive. Still, for those in the throes of wedding planning, or wedding fantasy -- especially those without a model-size body -- it's nice to see that one doesn't have to be a size 2 to get a lovely wedding dress.
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