An American reality television show on TLC about Kleinfeld Bridal, a salon in the Big Applesauce, and more specifically, the women shopping there for their wedding dresses, and the employees trying to balance the brides' egos, budgets and families. A Guilty Pleasure if ever there was one.
Gem-Encrusted: Some of the dresses will leave the viewer wondering how the brides can stand under the weight of the adornments.
Happily Ever After: The show usually ends with pictures from the featured brides' weddings.
Hide Your Lesbians: Notably averted on this show, which treats lesbian brides no differently from straight brides and candidly discusses the possible challenges of styling two brides in two dresses for the same wedding without ever once falling into Unfortunate Implications. It probably helps that TLC is a cable channel — and that fashion director Randy is flamboyantly gay.
I Need a Freaking Drink: In the early episodes of Atlanta, Lori comments a few times on needing to drink a cosmopolitan due to stress from the job/customers.
One distressing example was when when a young woman brought in her mother and stepmother (both of whom were very important to her). The mother took every time the woman liked anything the stepmother said as a snub while the stepmother backed off quickly and tried to be nice no matter what the dress was (aka which mother picked it).
Pretty in Mink: In one episode, a bride wanted a winter wedding, and her bridesmaids to wear white faux fur muffs, so the dresses, that she was looking for her bridesmaids to wear, were to at least look good with the muffs.
Put on a Bus: Most of the saleswomen are featured for several episodes and never heard from again. There are a few long-runners though, notably Dianne, Sarah, Keasha, and Audrey.
There's a whole second show (or was it just a special set of 20 or episodes?) about bigger brides—usually size 12 and up. Those episodes had even more about "the right fit" and showing how to mitigate/play up parts of your body.
Further, Say Yes to the Dress Bridesmaids, where the brides need to be reminded that it's their wedding and they can pick any bridesmaids dresses they want, or that you can get nice dresses in weird colors, or that it's the bride's day not yours, etc. Or that automatically making your sister the maid of honor doesn't mean she'll be nice to you.