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The Best Wedding Shows in TV History  

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The best wedding shows on TV include several reality programs that feature nervous brides-to-be trying to plan for the biggest day of their lives. Whether it's TLC's Say Yes to the Dress, which follows brides as they try to select that perfect wedding gown, or WE's Platinum Weddings, which highlights some of the most lavish and elaborate wedding ceremonies in the world, these shows make for great television viewing (particularly for brides). This list includes some of the greatest wedding shows around, so be sure to vote for your favorites (and vote down those you hate). This list is also by no means complete, so add any wedding shows that you love and don't see listed here.

What makes for a fantastic, highly watchable wedding TV show? Drama, of course! While most brides experience jitters that might make them a bit more emotional than usual, shows like WE tv's Bridezillas highlight what happens when those jitters morph into total and complete irrationality. Other shows, like Four Weddings, follow several brides as they attend each others weddings and wedding receptions, judging which ones are the best. It's definitely a competition with a lot on the line, as the winner gets a huge honeymoon as a prize.

Figuring out how to throw a dream wedding can be a serious challenge, and that's the idea behind My Fair Wedding, a reality show that features wedding planner David Tutera helping women make their wedding dreams come true, by figuring out some great ideas just weeks before the ceremony. And many, many of the best wedding shows on TV feature engaged women trying to select the best, most beautiful wedding dress ever (including the aforementioned Say Yes to the Dress and the TLC show I Found the Gown). If you are interested, you can watch many of these wedding shows on Netflix.

What are the best bridal shows on TV? These can be reality shows or other programming, as long as they're about weddings, that's what counts

Check out more lists like best movie weddings, the top dating reality shows, or the worst mistakes made when planning a wedding
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Say Yes to the Dress is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Wedding Shows in TV History
Roger Craig Smith
Say Yes to the Dress is an American reality television series on TLC which follows events at Kleinfeld Bridal in Manhattan. The series shows the progress of individual sales associates, ...more
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Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Wedding Shows in TV History
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta is an American reality television series on TLC which follows events at Bridals by Lori in the Atlanta suburb of Sandy Springs. The series shows the progress of ...more
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Four Weddings is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Wedding Shows in TV History
It follows a similar style to Come Dine with Me and involves four brides/grooms attending each other's weddings and rating them on: Dress Venue Food Overall Experience At the end of the show ...more
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My Fair Wedding is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Wedding Shows in TV History
David Tutera
David Tutera's CELEBrations is an American reality television series on WE tv starring David Tutera, a wedding planner for celebrities. In the show, women send tapes to Tutera asking for help ...more
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I Found the Gown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Wedding Shows in TV History
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Bridezillas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Wedding Shows in TV History
Bridezillas is an American reality television series that airs on WE tv and debuted on June 1, 2004. It chronicles the lives of women engaged to be married, casting their busy schedules in an ...more
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My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedd... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Wedding Shows in TV History
Ellen K, Sondra Celli, Mellie Stanley York
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding (TLC, 2012) is a US reality television series that revolves around the marriage customs of Romani-Americans ("Gypsies") – allegedly members of ...more
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Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesma... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Wedding Shows in TV History
Lori Allen
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids (TLC, 2011) is an American reality television series and a spinoff of Say Yes to the Dress. The show explores the progress of individual sales associates, ...more
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A Wedding Story is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Wedding Shows in TV History
A Wedding Story is an American reality series produced by Banyan Productions, and shown on the TLC network since 1996.
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Platinum Weddings is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Wedding Shows in TV History
Platinum Weddings is an American reality television series on WE tv. The series chronicles the lives of couples who are planning their upcoming lavish weddings. The series spawned one spin-off, ...more
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Amazing Wedding Cakes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Wedding Shows in TV History
Amazing Wedding Cakes
Amazing Wedding Cakes is an American reality television series on WE tv that debuted on September 7, 2008. The series follows several bakers from around the country as they create high-end ...more
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Dont Tell the Bride is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Wedding Shows in TV History
ChanelJade added Dont Tell the Bride
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Bridalplasty is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Wedding Shows in TV History
Lisa Spoelstra, Kate Alden, Alexandra Cristin White
Bridalplasty is an American reality TV show where 12 women compete to win a wedding and transformative plastic surgery. The show ran from November 28, 2010, to January 30, 2011, on the E!
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Whose Wedding Is It Anyway? is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Wedding Shows in TV History
Jaimee Pecaut Cleghorn added
Whose Wedding Is It Anyway? is an American reality TV show on the Style Network. Season 1 began in 2003, Tuesdays, 10 p.m. Each episode runs 60 minutes and follows two different couples who plan ...more
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Bethenny Ever After is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Wedding Shows in TV History
Bethenny Ever After Bethenny Frankel
Bethenny Ever After, titled Bethenny Getting Married? during season one, is an American reality documentary television series on Bravo. The series focuses on the life of Bethenny Frankel, a ...more
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My Big Redneck Wedding is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Wedding Shows in TV History
Tom Arnold
My Big Redneck Wedding was a reality television series airing on CMT. Hosted and narrated by actor and comedian, Tom Arnold, the show debuted Friday, 11 January 2008 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. the final ...more
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Four Weddings and a Funeral is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Wedding Shows in TV History
Zoe Boyle, Nathalie Emmanuel, Guz Khan
Four Weddings and a Funeral (Hulu, 2019) is an American comedy television series based on the 1994 film of the same name. our American friends reunite for a fabulous London wedding. But after a ...more
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Engaged and Underage is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Wedding Shows in TV History
Engaged and Underage
Engaged & Underage is an American reality television series on MTV. The series debuted on January 22, 2007. The series follows couples between the ages of 18 and 22 in the final weeks ...more
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Bulging Brides is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Wedding Shows in TV History
Bulging Brides
Bulging Brides is a Canadian television series in which brides receive assistance in losing weight for their wedding day. It is produced by Slice, and shown on Slice and Discovery Health Channel ...more
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Shedding for the Wedding is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Wedding Shows in TV History
Canceled. Shedding for the Wedding is a reality competition series that will follow nine overweight couples as they attempt to lose their unwanted weight and win a dream wedding. The show premiered on ...more