Wedding Central, a 24/7 destination for wedding-themed programming, is taking the leap into original web programming with the premiere of Bridal Breakdown, a show that pranks brides right before their wedding day by making them think they are a part of a NYC-based documentary on weddings…and then use their crew of actors to make the brides-to-be think their wedding dreams are about to be left at the aisle.
Full disclosure: I may be a little TOO excited about this series. Being a lady on the “always a bridesmaid, never a bride (and okay with that)” path, I think I may take a little too much sadistic joy out of watching how women handle obstacles purposefully thrown into the path of them achieving “the happiest day of their life”. Not ever planning on having one of your own, it’s easy to sit back and watch the trainwreck with glee.
But beyond my personal beliefs on the institute of marriage, I do believe that the core of this series has its heart in the right place. Beyond all the stress of picking out the perfect dress/venue/flowers/cake/ring/napkins/etc/etc/etc, a wedding day is supposed to be FUN. As one of the bridesmaids responsible for the prank in the first episode states, “She is a total Bridezilla. Maybe now she can just tone it down a little bit. Hopefully. After she kills me.”
On a technical note, the series isn’t very easy to find on the Wedding Central website. You will first have to click the “Videos” tab at the top of the site, which takes you to the websites “Featured Videos”. On the right side of the video player is a tab labeled “Bridal Breakdowns”, which will take you to the series.
Bridal Breakdown premiered Monday, February 8th and will release a new episode each Monday for six weeks.