In watching the latest episode of “Say Yes to the Dress” on Friday, it was interesting to get the behind-the-scenes look of the inner workings of the bridal shop.
In case you haven’t watched it, the TLC reality show is based at one of the world’s top bridal salons – Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City. Kleinfeld boasts the largest selection of wedding dresses in the world.
On the show, you get the perspective from the team of salespeople and managers, moreso than from the brides. Though the brides and their families are definitely involved!
In Friday’s episode, the most interesting thing to me was the difference in how quickly (or not so quickly) the brides selected their gowns and would “Say Yes to the Dress.” One young bride-to-be in particular basically chose the first dress she tried on. Sure, she tried on a few others to fool her fiance (who was with her) because she didn’t want him to know exactly which dress she was getting. But the young woman knew from the first time seeing that gown, it was for her.
Other brides were much more wishy-washy and didn’t pick anything after trying on dozens of styles. Maybe they just didn’t see the dress that was “it” for them.
The gowns, for the most part, were gorgeous. I was somewhat surprised at the number of brides interested in ball gowns and other poofy A-line dresses. I thought more sheaths and mermaid gowns were popular these days, but that wasn’t really the case on this show.
Another thing I discovered it that I really love Lazaro gowns!
If you missed Friday night’s “Say Yes to the Dress,” they repeat each episode several times throughout the week on TLC.
The only thing that I don’t like about the show is that I wished they concentrate more on the gowns and less on the whiny salesperson, Claudia, who can’t seem to sell anything and is about to get fired.
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