(Closed) Say Yes to the Dress

posted 6 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

As a former “big girl” the name of the show pisses me off. With that being said, I have seen a few episodes and I agree with you. They seem to put them in the most unflattering dresses possible. I feel like sometimes it is done just for the cameras. When I was big I knew what worked on me and what didn’t, and I can tell ya, mermaids never worked!

I recently saw one where the bride went back to the dressing room bawling her eyes out because her family was picking on her. The real kicker was that her mom was bigger than her. I wanted to punch her.

Post # 5
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5075 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Legallyblondiebride:   I just saw something similar on the Atlanta version.  Her horrible mother said she looked like a linebacker.  I felt so bad for her.  What are people thinking?  

Post # 6
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1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@GroovyHippieChick:  I know, some people can be so awful, and I feel so bad for those girls. I will never forget how awful I felt about myself after I gained over 50 pounds. People treat you different and say mean things. People suck.

Post # 8
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410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I agree with you on the name part. It is annoying as hell!

Post # 9
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2759 posts
Sugar bee

@GroovyHippieChick:  Oh my god, I watched that episode the other night and was astounded by that girl’s HORRIBLE family. Ugh. She looked beautiful in most of the dresses and they ripped her to shreds.

OP – I haven’t watched any eps for the fat girl spinoff version, but I’m not sure I want to with your description. I usually think SYTD does a good job putting the girls in great dresses, but this one just seems to invite people to make fun of larger women trying to look pretty.

Though I have to say… why couldn’t a big girl have a “better” dress or look better in her wedding dress than her smaller sister? I’m not sure why that’s supposedly impossible.

Post # 11
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1253 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You ladies are funny. I am a small lady (sorry) and never even thought about the title. You guys are right the name is not very nice. But I do agree, some of the ladies don’t look that good in the dress especially a mermaid but then again, I looked pretty bad in a mermaid. But think about it, it is hard to see a wedding dress in magazines when the models are a size 0 and is 6 ft tall. It’s totally different in your true size. I am 5’2 and loved every dress in the magazine, even dreamed of a mermaid style dress (smh) then I got a reality check when I went to try them on. Maybe they should have a “Say Yes to the Dress- Short and Sassy” 🙂

Post # 12
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586 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve never been big but the name of the show also bothers me. I don’t understand why they have to have seperate shows based on the girl’s size. I also can’t believe some of the things that are said to the girls. Many of them have self esteem issues as is and to say stuff like that makes me want to slap the people who said it. 

Post # 13
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774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Agreed, its an aweful title. Some of the dresses those girls pick are not flattering at all.  Maybe they like how they look in a mermaid dress! I agree that other styles would make them look so much better, but im sure those people at Kleinfields have a hard time trying to get them into something more flattering when they have their heart set on a certain style. Why cant they have one for petite girls! They have a harder time probley finding a dress and have to get it altered like mad!

Post # 14
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275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@GroovyHippieChick:  I saw that episode too.  I’m thinking her mother is just miserable… especially with the nasty things she was saying about the father.  Thank God for him telling his daughter that she’s beautiful and showing some emotion.  🙂

Post # 15
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1429 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

That episoide was so sad. Seeing her walk off crying made my heart hurt. I hope when her family saw that they fet horrible. The sad fact tho is they probably laughed at her again. People like that just don’t care. 

I agree. The name or the show is horrid!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I refuse to watch the show simply because of the name. It is so insulting to those who are full figured and those who have been. I dont like any show that focuses exclusively on the weight of its subjects (including weight loss shows). Full figured gals go through the same problems picking out a dress as a small girl. And to make an entire show about how much harder it is only continues on a negative steroetype.

Also, from what I’ve seen from SYTTD before the spinoff, the store really doesn’t know how to dress big girls. Or their designers are not flattering for the shapes and sizes.

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