Don't Tell the Bride

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  • 2011
  • 1 Season
  • 7.6  (14)

Don't Tell the Bride was a reality television series that aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) in 2011. The show was narrated by Caroline Rhea, a popular comedian and television personality. The premise of the show was simple: a groom was given a budget of $25,000 to plan and organize his wedding without any help or input from his bride-to-be. The catch? He had only three weeks to make all the arrangements and decisions, including choosing the dress, venue, food, decorations, and even the honeymoon destination.

Each episode of Don't Tell the Bride featured a new couple facing the challenge of trusting their significant other to plan the most important day of their lives. The show often played up the drama and tension of the situation, showing clips of the brides-to-be stressing out over their lack of control and the grooms feeling overwhelmed and out of their depth. However, the couples on the show also had a chance to showcase their love and commitment to each other, even in the face of difficult and unexpected challenges.

Throughout the planning process, the groom was followed by a camera crew, documenting his every decision and giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the often chaotic and unpredictable world of wedding planning. Meanwhile, the bride was kept completely in the dark, only finding out about her wedding day details when she arrived at the ceremony. This often led to unforgettable moments of surprise and excitement, as the bride saw her groom's vision come to life for the first time.

One of the most interesting aspects of the show was how it explored the different ways that men and women approach wedding planning. While many grooms on Don't Tell the Bride struggled with the task of organizing a big event, others rose to the challenge and showed surprising creativity and attention to detail. In some cases, the groom's choices were unconventional or even controversial, leading to last-minute changes and compromises.

Despite the challenges and obstacles, many of the couples on the show managed to pull off amazing weddings that were both beautiful and memorable. While there were sometimes bumps along the way, the show ultimately celebrated love and commitment, showing that even the most unconventional weddings could be filled with joy and happiness.

Overall, Don't Tell the Bride was an entertaining and engaging reality show that offered a unique perspective on the world of weddings. With its mix of drama, humor, and heartwarming moments, the show appealed to viewers of all ages and backgrounds, and provided a welcome escape from the stresses of everyday life. Although the show is no longer on the air, it will always be remembered as a classic example of reality television at its best.

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Joe & Cristin
8. Joe & Cristin
December 14, 2011
Joe, a big-time Boston fan, wants a sports themed wedding. But his fiance, Cristin, is dreaming of a traditional ceremony - in a chapel, and not on a baseball field.
Tedric & Alfreda
7. Tedric & Alfreda
December 14, 2011
A man with little time (or money) to waste must plan a wedding that will honor the bride's recently deceased father.
Cody & Joanna
6. Cody & Joanna
December 14, 2011
Hipster musician, Cody, struggles to get things right for his veracious bride's dream wedding, especially when he chooses a wedding dress that Joanna hates.
Cary & Aileen
5. Cary & Aileen
November 17, 2011
A "wheeling-dealing" groom hopes to plan an intimate wedding for his traditional bride, Aileen, as well as impress her Korean-born parents with a cultural tradition - but his mission to stockpile money for a wild Vegas bachelor party may get in the way.
Ralph & Michelle
4. Ralph & Michelle
November 10, 2011
An unromantic Jersey groom who easily gets overwhelmed has only three weeks to plan his wedding and prove to his bride that he can he is her prince charming.
Khalel & Melissa
3. Khalel & Melissa
October 29, 2011
A groom has modern taste and his bride is traditional. Planning this wedding could be harder than he thought.
Joe & Paola
2. Joe & Paola
October 22, 2011
An Iraq-war vet groom plans his upcoming wedding.
Bryan & LT
1. Bryan & LT
October 15, 2011
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  • Premiere Date
    October 15, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (14)