Thursday, March 14, 2019
In a nutshell the show is about brides and their anxieties purchasing a wedding dress. As the step-daughter was recently engaged, the show is starting to hit close to home.
The main characters on the show are the shop owners, the names I don’t know (see I don’t pay that much attention) and the chief wedding dress experts, Randy (from the NY show) and Monty (the Atlanta show). Randy and Monty are both a little light in their shoes as you would expect and this dress thing is clearly their dream job. Of the two, Randy is my favorite. Monty has a tiny mean streak and is a little too snarky. Randy is genuinely nice and really wants the brides to be happy.
My favorite in this show, however, is a lesser character, Vera. Vera is the alterations person. She is amazing.
An elderly lady who somewhat resembles Aunt Bee, Vera has an accent which I place as slightly Russian and New York Jewish. Why is she so amazing?
First of all, she is really good at what she does. One look at a bride and she knows just where to nip, tuck, let out, add or subtract…she is never wrong.
Secondly, she does all this with brides and bride parents who are as anxiety ridden as a person could possibly be watching her every move. People who have invested from $2000 to $15000 on a dress that in their mind is going to make or break the wedding which in turn will make or break their entire life. These are people who have dreamed of their wedding from the time they were three years old.
Is Vera nervous? NEVER!
“It feels a little tight around the bust.”
“Don’t be worry, I fix. Snip, snip here, pin up here, a little pull…be perfect! Just wait, you like”
“I don’t like the length.”
This is where Vera really wins me over.
“No problem.” She grabs the sheers, “Look I take it from here” Vera grabs an inch and a half of the hem of a $10000 dress and “Snip, snip all the way around, I sew, it is gone be beautiful!”
Vera has not screwed up a dress yet. She has taken brides convinced their wedding, which is only a week away, will be a disaster and with scissors in hand and a confidence born of competence proceeds to save the day.
The Brides say YES to the dress, but they should BOW to Vera!