Watch Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta

Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta is filmed at Bridals by Lori in the suburb of Sandy Springs. The premise is much the same as the original New York City version, with brides coming in with their various problems and hopes for the perfect wedding dress. The show takes the point of view of the shop's salespeople and managers, with an outside perspective on the drama of dress shopping. This means viewers also get a peek into the drama of working in the wedding industry.

Though each bride is shown only for two episodes (when she first comes in, and again for the final fitting and wedding recap) the shop workers are constant characters. As the Say Yes to the Dress series evolves, viewers watch the setbacks and improvement of the workers, learning more about their individual personalities. The bridal image consultant at Bridals by Lori, Monte Durham, has become especially well liked from his appearances in the show. Viewers are taken into the back rooms of the dress shop, seeing the massive stock of dresses and hearing the salespersons' personal opinions and commentary while out of sight of the customer.

The most common barriers to finding the perfect dress are the mixed opinions of friends and family, an overbearing parent who is paying for the dress, and the bride's own body issues or impossible demands. Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta takes on these issues with a unique southern flair familiar to many who have grown up with belles, gentlemen, and southern mothers. The salesperson must find the perfect dress, but also work with the budget of whoever is paying for it. Often, parents and brides are reluctant to talk money matters in front of each other or the camera, leading to strife later on as the perfect dress comes in at too high of a price. Bridals by Lori's workers must keep the entire party happy, and also send out a satisfied customer. They often become referees to family disputes or counselors to an anxious bride.

Friday 9:00 PM et/pt on TLC
9 Seasons, 162 Episodes
July 30, 2010
Cast: Monte Durham, Lori Allen
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Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta Full Episode Guide

  • Lori's son is getting married! Being mother of the groom and taking a back seat is anything but easy for this queen of bridal! Lori enlists Monte's help to plan the perfect wedding for Cory and Becca, ensuring the ultimate dream wedding for everyone!

  • A bride's outspoken mother goes above and beyond to complicate the appointment; a bride clashes with her wedding planner, who happens to be her teen daughter.

  • Bride Jeanette wants a black dress but her parents are hoping for something less depressing... Bride Mackenzie' s custom 100-year-old dress didn't turn out as planned and with two weeks until her wedding day, she'll need one that won't blow her budget.

  • A bride wants a black dress, but her parents think her choice is ominous. Meanwhile, a bride's wedding is two weeks away and she needs a new dress when she decides a custom century-old dress won't do.

  • Lori and Monte head to Nashville to help country artist Jimmy Stanley with a surprise proposal to fellow singer Kristin Kelley.

  • According to Sarah's mom they already found the perfect dress but Sarah doesn't think so; Comfort loves bling but her mom disapproves.

  • WNBA star and Bride Angel has plans to say yes to a pantsuit but her friend thinks she should go more traditional.

  • Bride Katy brought along her stylish Aunt Kristin to shop, but will she keep Katy's vision in mind? Bride Genine falls in love with a dress but her sort-of-psychic friend isn't sure. Meanwhile Monte helps bride Gretchen tailor her dress to perfection.

  • Bride Saba needs a dress that fits her conservative Ethiopian culture, but still wants something fun and sexy for the reception. Bride Tiffany's family is too far away to help her shop, so Lori and Monte stand in for her Mom and Dad!

  • Bride Precious falls in love with a grand ballgown, but her men of honor think it's a royal mistake. Bride Emily said yes to her fiancĂ© after 6 weeks of dating, but finding the perfect dress in time for her upcoming wedding takes longer than expected!

  • YouTube Sensation and bride, BFF Taylor won't feel satisfied with her dress until her mom sheds a tear; Olympian bride Kellie Wells is armed with Team Conservative and Team Sexy.

  • Bride Nikki is in for the surprise of her life when her celebrity idol shows up to help her choose a wedding gown; bride Melody is ready to see her custom jet-black gown, but will her mom like it?

  • Bride Jaye is eager to try on wedding gowns for her big day, but is shocked to find her sister has taken her place on the runway! Bride Allysa searches for a truly unique dress, to compliment her medieval themed wedding.

  • Bride Katherine wants a vintage dress she can wear with cowboy boots but her bff is pushing for a glamorous Parisian inspired gown. Bride Dawn's son is a mini-fashionista who gives Monte a run for his money as he seeks out the perfect dress for his mom.

  • Monte Durham steps in to help girls going to the prom find the perfect look for one of the biggest nights of their lives!

  • Lori and Monte surprise super fan and bride-to-be Katie with an extra special bridal shopping experience at the salon.

  • Brandy comes to the salon with her boss - country superstar Winona Judd. Meanwhile, runaway bride Rita is ready to choose a short dress.

  • Jibrell dreams of looking like a princess on her big day, but her Mom may turn her dreams into a nightmare. Meanwhile, Kassie struggles to find a gown without her late mother. And, Bianca hopes to make her parents proud.

  • Bride Tareka wants to trade her city chic style in for something a little more relaxed, but her entourage disagrees; one bride searches for a modest dress to match her casual style.

  • Bride Michelle has spent all her time focusing on the rehabilitation of her fiance after his accident and has had no time for her wedding; bride Ronesha thinks she has a very clear vision of her wedding dress.

  • Kiara values her grandfather's opinion. When she falls for a dress over budget, she may risk leaving the salon empty handed. Strength competitor Talia struggles to find a dress that both she and her fiance will approve of.

  • After surviving a car crash, Brandi found inspiration to move forward from Jessie James Decker's song lyrics. Now a bride, Brandi hopes to find a dress similar to what Jessie wore on her big day. Meanwhile, Liz feels insecure with her new body in any dress she tries on.

  • The clock is ticking for Lisa as her wedding is in just weeks. Meanwhile, Christina has endured a long distance engagement.

  • Glory Johnson goes gown shopping with her fellow basketball player Brittney Griner.

  • Chasity wants a fabulous dress for her Vegas themed wedding, but her fashionista brother has other ideas. Bride Sarah's mom deems her daughters dress vision too fancy for her barn wedding. Bride Gail hopes her dieting won't affect her final dress fitting.

  • The rules of friendship are tested when best friend brides Jenaya and Terinni both fall in love with the same wedding dress. In for their fittings, brides Lex and Amy insist on keeping their final gown reveals a secret from each other until their big day.

  • Bride Julianne has chosen to elope against her families wishes. To ease some of the tension, Julianne brings her family to the salon to help her select her wedding dress. Bride Loren wants a wedding gown fit for a queen; despite her mom's tight budget.

  • Lindsay is torn between making her dad or her fiancĂ© happy. Jennifer wants a simple gown for her big day, but her fashionable father has different ideas.

  • Taylor wants to wear an over-the-top dress, but her NFL star brother Maurice Jones-Drew limits her budget. Later, Mary Stewart's designer bestie only has one vision in mind - his own.

  • Bride Stacy has always struggled to find things that fit her right because of her 6-ft frame. But now she also has to deal with her mom. After trying on over 80 wedding gowns to date, Bride Taylor is in the salon to find the one - hopefully.

  • Dana has her heart set on channeling the bridal look worn by her pop star idol. Caroline's dress vision is threated by her very opinionated entourage. Elizabeth hopes her fitting will be a lasting memory for her mom who is unable to attend her wedding.

  • After a horrific accident, Katie was told she'd never walk again. Unwilling to accept her fate, Katie is determined to walk down the aisle in her dream dress with the help of trainer, Mike Barwis. Later, bride Ebony shocks her entourage with a gown twist.

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