What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that kids and tweens probably won't be too interested in this reality series, which treats couples who've battled adversity to the wedding of their dreams. Adults and possibly some teens will be touched by the couples' devotion to each other through difficult times -- but be sure to keep the tissues handy for the emotional tales, which run the gamut of injury, family crisis, death of a loved one, and even war. There's some social drinking and mention of show sponsors, as well as plenty of affectionate hugging and kissing.
What's the story?
It's the stuff of fairy-tale romance: Boy meets girl, they fall in love, he pops the question, she dons a white dress, and they live happily ever after. But when adversity strikes, wedding plans sometimes take a backseat to more pressing issues. For some duos who've faced adversity, WEDDING DAY offers the chance at a fresh start, surprising deserving couples with the wedding of their dreams. Hosts Alan Dunn and Diann Valentine join forces with the bride and groom's families and friends to produce an unforgettable event worthy of the couples' lasting love.
Is it any good?
Raw emotion always makes for good entertainment, and Wedding Day is no exception. The featured couples' stories of devotion are touching and inspiring, and you'll cheer along with their guests when they're finally able to tie the knot in style. The show benefits from an experienced production team responsible for hits like Survivor and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and their understanding of the reality TV market is evident. The tales not only draw you in -- they also make you believe in the power of true love.
The show's mild content makes it safe enough for general viewing, but don't expect young kids and tweens to find the heartwarming stories as enticing as you do. But if your teens tune in, you can use the show to spark discussions about relationships, dating, and marriage.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about relationships. What shared characteristics do you think are important in a good relationship? What examples of strong relationships do you have in your life? What do you admire about them? How do devoted couples weather challenges that arise?
Families can also talk about how the media portrays marriage. Do you think it’s an accurate reflection of society’s views? Parents, take this opportunity to give kids a reality check about weddings vs. marriage. The wedding is only the first day of the rest of a couple's life, so remind kids that that's not what it's all about.