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From left to right: Gabriele, Thai, Jeremiah

From the creators of Queer Eye (2018) comes another Netflix Tear Jerker featuring a bunch of gay experts helping people, this time with weddings. In each episode, Jeremiah Brent (event designer), Thai Nguyen (fashion designer), and Gabriele Bertaccini (chef) throw a dream wedding for a couple, one of the partners surprising the other... with less than a week to spare.

The eight-episode first season premiered on 1 July 2020.

This series contains examples of:

  • Bridezilla: Averted, since the planning is largely left to the experts.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Joe and Kerry met in kindergarten (hence the name of the episode "Kindergarten Crush") and were best friends until Joe's family suddenly moved. They met again as adults and started dating.
  • Former Teen Rebel: Nikko rebelled against his mother, who works in law enforcement, as a teenager and even got arrested. He now attempts to instill good values in his own children and officially apologizes to his mother in "Second Chances".
  • Friend to All Children: Jeremiah.
  • Have I Mentioned I Am Gay?: It's well established from the first episode.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Most notably Essie in "Cinderella Wedding" largely due to the school system failing her.
  • Italians Talk with Hands: Lampshaded by Gabriele, who claims it helps with pronunciation.
  • Men Don't Cry: Averted, the three hosts and most of the male partners cry in every episode.
  • Parental Marriage Veto: Thai confesses in a Tear Jerker scene in the season 1 finale that he and his fiancé are waiting for his parents to change their minds and give them their blessing.
  • Parents as People:
    • Tiffany deals with grief while raising her young daughter.
  • Race Against the Clock: They have to throw a whole wedding in less than a week, typically four days more or less depending on the venue.
  • Real Men Hate Affection: Totally averted, Jer, Thai, and Gabe often use hand holding as a means of comfort and the men in the relationships are often very affectionate.
  • The Short Guy with Glasses: Thai, although he is an adult.
  • Shrine to the Fallen: Jeremiah gets a plaque made on a park bench in the first episode for Tiffany’s late sister and father for her daughter Noelle to remember when she’s older.
  • Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: Idealist in its framing of weddings while also recognizing that people can be committed to each other without getting married as most of the couples in the show have been together unmarried for a long time.
  • Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace: There is a tense moment in "Me and My Guy" in which Randy looks to his mother in the audience while this is said.
  • Spiritual Successor: To Queer Eye (2018) — same creators, similar premise, similar vibe.
  • Team Chef: Gabriele.
  • Tears of Joy:
  • Themed Wedding: Most of the weddings have some kind of theme based on the partner or couple's interests, though you can count on Jeremiah to make it classy.
  • Unconventional Wedding Dress: Thai makes Tiffany a black and purple dress to honor her late father and sister.
  • Worst Wedding Ever: Marcus and Tiffany's Say I Do wedding is a do-over because their first wedding years earlier was a disaster.