'Say Yes to the Dress' renewed: We're going back to Kleinfeld...but how do we keep it fresh?

say-yes-dressImage Credit: TLCAs much as I have been enjoying Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, there’s something about New York’s Kleinfeld bridal salon that makes my heart thump to the beat of Felix Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March.” So I’m tickled as a bride on her big day that we’re getting a sixth season of the TLC hit and EW Guilty Pleasures Reality TV showdown finalist. The 18-episode season is set to premiere in February, according to Variety.

News of the original SYttD‘s renewal also accompanied the announcement of Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss, which will follow plus-sized brides-to-be as they search for their perfect dress (at Kleinfeld!). And, of course, this means you should prepare an obligatory marathon prior to the spin-off’s Oct. 1 premiere date.

Now, because I’ve never experienced any form of wedding fatigue before, I’ll open up the following question to normal people who don’t have a folder on their desktop called “My Wedding”: After five seasons of pretty much the same formula, is there more that could be done with the show to keep it fresh and interesting (and I don’t mean another spin-off)? If anything, I would probably like see more post-pick reflection from our favorite consultants. We could all probably learn a thing or two from hearing Ronnie or Mara break down brides’ choices more technically — they’re the ones with the experience, after all.

What do you think, PopWatchers? Are you excited about the renewal and the new spinoff? And how would you keep the show fresh?

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  • freckles

    i find myself watching this show. it’s not bad (i guess the new york one i have watched). it amazes me to see how much these dresses cost. wowzers!

  • Reena

    YES!!! Even more Randy thats all a girl needs in life LOL :-)

  • Josie

    I don’t think they need to make it fresh. I think there will always be new brides coming through, and then people like me who don’t care about marriage, but am sucked in by the drama.

    Also, you missed a word in the “post-pick” line.

  • Jenn

    I would like to hear some of the stuff that happened in the salon. I know the consultants have some crazy stories.

  • cmartin

    I’d like to see the designers on the show– especially Melissa Sweet.

  • Stacie

    I love this show! I don’t have cable and caught SYttD on Netflix instant watch. Keep it coming! P.S. I hide the “My Wedding” folder in the W drive at my work.

    • Katja

      LOL mine is right out on the desktop, although I called it “Wedding crap”.

  • Karate Pants

    Tough to do anything fun and different to keep this show fresh, because they’re so committed to being professional – BUT if I had my way, there would be a “confessional booth” where anyone (bride, salesperson, relative, seamstress) could duck in and just unload.
    And instead of the fat bride spinoff, I think it would be more fun so see average midwestern girls hitting David’s Bridal, you know, in a trashy exploitative way – complete with family drama, girls fighting, eye rolling, etc.

  • NY

    Love me some SYttD but….stretch the show to an hour OR delete repetitive promos within the show: “THIS DRAMA is going to happen”, THIS DRAMA is happening”, THIS DRAMA just happened”. The fun stuff is over before it really has a chance to happen!

    • Amy

      100% agree re:the promos.

  • Beanergirl

    In the original episodes, it felt like they gave more information about the dress selected (designer, price, etc.), which I really liked. Now it seems like if your name is not Pnina Tornai, the dress choice is not even discussed. If I was looking for a dress today, that would really irk me. And I get it – she’s there exclusively and I am sure they get a larger cut from her sales, but having purchased another [less over the top] designer’s amazing dress at Klinefeld many moons ago – there are so many others sold there that also deserve the exposure too.

  • Ruby

    I don’t know what they could change cuz I still love this show. I just bought my dress this weekend and I hate to say this, but watching this show leading up to the process actually prepared me to go shopping. And I love Randy. If I went to Kleinfeld for a dress I’d be like, get Randy and have him pick my perfect dress.

  • Cara

    I have an idea, Why don’t they create a segment called “Why do most of the women at this store look like trannies?” That woman with the mole and the lip liner and that “snatched back” ponytail scares me!

  • Beanergirl

    They used to feature more information about the dress that was ultimately selected by each bride (designer, price, shape, etc.). Now – if your name is not Pnina Tornai, the dress designer is not mentioned. I get that they have an exclusive deal with her. But, having purchased my own dress at Klinefeld three years ago, they also carry so many other, small-scale, worthy designers that it hardly seems right to only mention Pnina (even if they get a larger percentage from her sales or something). If I were shopping for a dress today, that would drive me up the wall!

  • Corgigirl

    So glad SYttD is renewed! This is my favorite show to watch with my daughter. I don’t know if there’s anything they could do to improve it – love it just the way it is!

  • Shelly

    Spuce up the fitting room. Give us a 360 degree mirror for these brides. Outfit them completely from veil to shoes when showing the dresses. More story betwwen the bride and consultant to figure out what she wants. Add Randy more to the mix.Make the show an hour long instead of two 30 minute shows.

  • barbie

    Bring back Claudia as a salesperson again…she was a train wreck!!!

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