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Modern Wedding TV Shows

Updated on March 10, 2014

Intro to Wedding TV

There are few things that fascinate us quite as much as weddings, so it only makes sense that it’s one of the hottest topics on reality TV today.

Can you believe, there is even an entire channel dedicated to Wedding shows?!

Whether you watch them for the sheer pleasure of seeing happy couples tie the knot or you’re looking for more of a wedding planning guide, these TV shows are as informative as they are entertaining.

Here are a few of the best choices out there today.

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My Fair Wedding

This show initially premiered in October of 2008. Featuring famed wedding planner David Tutera, the series helps women create their dream weddings. Women send tapes to Tutera, then he chooses which ones he wants to help.

The changes he makes occur just three weeks before each woman’s big day, and his touches have included everything from new wedding party favors to an entirely new dress. He even offered one bride and groom ballroom dancing lessons so they could wow their audience at the reception.

For potential brides, it’s the perfect what-to-do guide. For everyone else, it is a fun chance to watch potential problems gently unravel and get repaired before the big day.

A Clip From 'My Fair Wedding'


Say Yes To the Dress

This is a reality series produced by TLC. It initially premiered in October of 2007. The goal here is to help brides find the ideal wedding dress. The first series focused on the Kleinfeld Bridal shop in New York Series.

The most recent spinoff series, though, took the show to Atlanta for the same type of drama. Participants here often face a lot of drama including poor advice from family members, budgeting issues, and even body-image problems, all of which keep them from that perfect dress they really want.

A Clip From 'Say Yes to the Dress'



Nearly everyone has known a bride who got out of control at some point in time, and this series has made its name focusing on that moment. The series began in 2001, and it first aired on MetroTV out of New York.

In 2004, the cable network WE picked it up and re-aired the first seasons. Since the second season, it has been one of the highest rated programs on the network. The show itself is like watching a train wreck. All of the women portrayed are about to be married, but their attitudes toward those around them are nothing short of awful.

Even in that sense, though, it can be hilarious to watch at times.

A Clip From Bridezillas


A Wedding Story

Perhaps the longest running wedding reality show, A Wedding Story was initially shown on TLC beginning in 1996, and it’s one of the sweetest shows out there.

The show follows two different couples, each of which is working to plan their wedding. Here you always see people from different cultures and different backgrounds, leading to quite a bit of variations in the weddings themselves.

While the show does tend to focus more on the people than it does the wedding, it’s a great way to get ideas for your wedding or simply be wooed by a wonderful love story.

Wedding shows make for great reality TV. With new shows in production every day, the list of the best ones to catch is sure to get longer every season.

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    • Nicole S profile image

      Nicole S Hanson 5 years ago from Minnesota

      I used to watch wedding shows back in the day of wedding planning, but now I just get stressed out when i watch these brides. I'm glad that's over for me! haha

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      Janice S 5 years ago

      I love Say Yes to the Dress and Four Weddings. Bridezillas has a little too much drama for me. Fun hub!

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      jkvkdailey4 5 years ago from Minnesota

      I love Bridezillas - one of my favorite shows! I even like to watch the reruns, because I'll catch something that I missed the first time. I also like My Fair Wedding with David Tutera (wish I could have had him design my wedding), but haven't really watched the other 2 shows.

      Hands down - Bridezillas is a favorite in this house. I can even get my husband and sons to watch with me on occasion - we're always laughing at how crazy some brides can be!