Say Yes to the Dress fans will have one more show to DVR when 2020 rolls around. The ever-so-popular reality series will get a super-charged update with its latest derivative, Say Yes to the Dress: America, debuting January 2020 on TLC. Lucky for you, The Knot has the exclusive first look at the 10-episode program.
SYTTD: America will star longtime franchise personality Randy Fenoli, as well as 52 chosen couples from across the country—each representing a state along with Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. As evidenced by the preview, Fenoli travels far and wide to greet the ecstatic (and sometimes overwhelmed) winners in an attempt to get to know the 104 to-be-weds. After all, he’s the one to officiate their mass Central Park wedding.
From the 52 pairs, the network specifically chose 10 brides to be prominently featured on SYTTD: America. Earlier this year, TLC put out a casting call for couples to submit their stories in order to win an all-expenses paid trip to NYC. Along with travel, the winners were each gifted a wedding dress and an exclusive shopping experience at Kleinfeld Bridal. The biggest gift of all, however, was a luxe, group wedding hosted in New York City at the height of wedding season in the summer.
“When viewers need their bridal fix, they turn to Say Yes to the Dress,” TLC President Howard Lee previously explained. “We are beyond excited to expand this beloved franchise and give superfans across the country the chance to be a part of the biggest and most buzzworthy wedding event of the year.”
Other standout wedding industry professionals involved in the show include beloved dress designer Hayley Paige, who’s currently engaged herself. Paige helps couples lock down their individual wedding styles, and she creates custom veils for each bride.
Sweetening the overall experience is Cake Boss’s Buddy Valastro, who is tasked with creating one magnificent wedding confection that speaks to all 104 individuals. According to TLC, Valastro will hand-deliver the custom cake to Central Park the day of the wedding while Fenoli will step into the role of officiant in Manhattan’s iconic location.
Watch the exclusive first look above.