Whether you're married, divorced, single, engaged, or not even remotely interested, it's hard to deny the appeal of curling up on the couch for a few hours and watching episode after episode of TLC's hit show Say Yes to the Dress. Even if you've been happily married for dozens of years, we wouldn't blame you if the sight of all those beautiful wedding gowns makes you want to shimmy back into your own white dress.
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If you're on the hunt for the perfect dress for your own wedding or vow renewal, and you've asked yourself more than once what it takes to get on Say Yes to the Dress, we have some rather shocking news. Appearing on the show is definitely doable—but once you find out what the brides are asked to do, you might not be so enthusiastic!
*Watch the video below to see what we mean. You might find yourself not too keen to say yes to appearing on the show. *
NEXT: These wedding cake fails will have you alternating between cringing and laughing.
A Fondant Fiasco
Note to future brides: Get a baker who has experience with fondant! This lopsided three-tier cake belonged to Instagram user @saylahvie, who didn’t let a little cake fail ruin her special day. In fact, the cake mess may have made the entire wedding just right.
“Our wedding was a train wreck from start to finish, and in a way, [it] couldn’t possibly have been more us.”
A Floral Failure
Bride-to-be Genevieve Myles was unpleasantly surprised on her big day by an unsightly wedding cake that needed a makeover. Thankfully, Myles was optimistic enough to fix her sorry-looking wedding cake into the Pinterest-inspired cake she wanted.
“On the day of the wedding, they had called to see if we were able to pick up the cake at a later time, which gave me that gut feeling that something was wrong,” Myles said. “When I went to pick up the cake my mouth dropped. I was in complete denial that that was my cake.”
“I took it because I need something to put on my cake table, but decided to fix it the best I could,” she said. We think she did a good job!
Celia Gustard and her husband-to-be were hoping to receive a black and beautiful tire wedding cake — the couple enjoy biking together, and thought the tire design would be a nice way to display that. Unfortunately, her baker was a fraud.
“We are bikers and thought the tire cake would be fantastic for our wedding day. We were so disappointed at the cake she brought to us that we refused to pay,” Gustard said. “The person stole photos of other peoples’ cakes, which were so wonderful, but she couldn't make!” Yikes — we’re just glad they didn’t have to pay for this mess.
Congrats Jess and Anthong!
Spelling mistakes are the worst, especially when it’s written in icing on a wedding cake. "Congvatulations Jess & Anthong” the cake said — but we’re pretty sure that’s not how you spell “congratulations.” Even so, Jessica Peachman was happier than ever to be marrying her husband.
“The most important thing about my wedding wasn’t the cake, it was that I married the love of my life,” she said. “So even if things go wrong, don’t sweat it; just remember what the day is really about.”
Does she have the right attitude, or what?
Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Something Old, Something New
Molly Sanchez’s attempt at a blueberry wedding cake looks pretty solid to us. But, she’s convinced her culinary skills are ready to make a debut on Netflix’s show Nailed It, which highlights hilarious baking and cooking fails.
“The colors are exactly what I wanted, but I think I could be a solid competitor for that Netflix show Nailed It.”
Can’t Take the Heat
This poor cake decorator delivered a melted disaster to one steamy reception. We’re sure the buttercream frosting was beautiful at first, but it didn’t stand a chance against those high Haiti temps.
“These Port au Prince streets and Haiti heat just melted and shook my frosting and roses right off the cake,” she wrote on Instagram. “Thank God I've learned the hard way and now bring extra frosting to redecorate my cakes on site.”
We hope more cake decorators take her advice!