(Closed) Full figured “Say Yes To The Dress”

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Oh lord. If that’s true, I don’t understand.

Why do full-figured girls have to be in a separate category? This strikes me as appropriate as “Say Yes to the Dress: Shorties!” or “Say Yes to the Dress: Asian Brides!” Come on, TLC.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

TLC is into spectacles. Different from the “norm”? You get a show!

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I think it’s kind of exciting!  I don’t think it’s meant to be a mean thing to have this be a separate show.  I actually think it’s a compliment for a category of women who are too often ignored in fashion circles! 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I mean…they do show full figured brides on regular Say Yes to the Dress…So I don’t understand why they need to devote a full show to that?? 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

idk…. part of me likes this idea, but I hate the name. That’s really awful. 

I think the thing to remember is being “full figured” doesn’t always mean that they’re fat. My Maid/Matron of Honor is tall and has broad shoulders and a VERY full chest, but she’s got no but or hips and is in pretty good shape. She often has to buy plus sizes b/c of her chest, but then the cloths wont touch her anywhere else. She would honestly benefit from a salon/consultant that had half a clue what her needs are, so maybe watching a show like that might give her some pointers…. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee

My guess is that they have had enough people show an interested in the full figured dresses that they saw a need to make that a featured show, and not just an occasional happening in the other show.  I don’t know if you are plus sized or not, but the reality is the plus sized woman is often marginalized to have a very limited amount of selections in so many fashions that the thoughts that a bridal show is going to focus attention on the fact that plus sized women are beautiful and can wear fabulous fashions is exciting!  The show is going to prove that a curvy chick can be just as fashion forward as the supermodel slim cover girl.  I bet that the other show will continue to have a variety of shapes on it as well, but that the new edition is really going to feature that plus sized shapes have the same variety within their sizing as do the smaller figures.  I would hope that the show might be an eyeopener to the fashion world that curvy plus sizes want the same things that other women want!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I don’t see the point in having an entire series dedicated to plus size brides, especially with a name like “Big Bliss”. I think SYTTD should’ve featured plus size brides along with the rest of the brides featured. Why make a fuss about it?

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It’s TLC…which makes it….mehhhh.

I think it’s okay to pay special attention to “under-represented” groups. e.g., as a black woman, it’s near impossible to find lots of examples of hair & makeup. ALL we get are the SAME recycled pics of Beyonce, Halle Berry, etc, etc. It would be cool if there were more sites that reflected the needs of black brides, for example.

But TLC is just weirded out with the shows now…all the 3,000 kids and now “Sister” wives and it just becomes “UGH”

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Ms_Charisma: I agree with you…I think minority brides are definitely under represented in tv shows and magazines.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I was just watching SYYTD last night and saw the preview and thought the same thing @JennyW1 !!

They seem to do the show in ‘themes’ like last night I saw a ‘friends come with the bride and are totally un-helpful’ segment, and a ‘fiancee comes with the bride and is totally unhelpful’ segment.  

Honestly I don’t know how I feel about ‘plus size’ being a theme.  On the one hand I think it’s really needed and appreciated, but on the other it seems like making plus sized brides into a separate category kinda defeats the purpose of appreciating and catering to all body types.

For example, I’m a lesbian, and if they had a ‘Lesbian Bride’ segment, I might feel the same way!  I mean, hey it would be great to see this under-represented group, but also I’d like to be treated and viewed just the same as all other brides.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I saw the preview, but I thought it was just an episode devoted to plus sized brides – not a whole series.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I’m looking forward to seeing some beautiful dresses on women closer to my size! 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

me too…plus size women do not have the vast array of dresses to chose from and it will be great to see this show!  the average woman in america is a 14 or a 16 so we are definately “the norm!”  Being 110 pounds and 5′ 10″ is not!

 

But I must agree that I hate the name of the show as well!!!  Come on…they could have done much better than that!!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I agree with other bees; why are the heavier/larger women just integrated into the “regular” episodes????? 

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