Say Yes to the Dress

Can Kate convince designers to turn two dresses into one?

Discuss the episode here....

32 comments:

Aunt Connie said...

This show has just begun here. I am relieved to see they are not treating Kate like a queen at all. She is one of the customers, not the only ONE of their customers. I am glad.

nita said...

What woman goes to pick out a wedding dress alone? No one that I know. Kate has managed to remove all her family and friends from her life. The proof is in the "Say Yes to the Dress" show. She is alone. No mother, not one of her 3 sisters, not her sister-in-law Jodi, no Beth, no friends. How can she not realize she is the one with the wrong attitude. How can she maintain an "everyone has done me wrong" belief?

Morgan said...

Did I miss something, or did she only get one dress? I thought she supposedly got 2 dresses and had them made into one.

Brittany said...

Was that just a rumor that she turned 2 dresses into one? Or did they just not show the footage of how picky she truly is? aka "The REAL Kate"

Anonymous said...

I thought Kate was very calm and kind to the sales people. I didn't get that frantic vibe that I usually see on JK8.

Anonymous said...

She picked one dress, I just finished watching it. I was actually surprised, not only was Kate treated just like every other customer she was actually polite (well as polite as I have seen her in a long time!) She seemed very nice and very sincere.

Becky L. said...

I've had my doubts about the whole "Kate wants it, and it is so" theory, but I have been thoroughly convinced today.

I just sat through a program I don't usually watch, "Say Yes to the Dress." What kept me from changing the channel is... what's this?? Kate?? Looking for a bridal gown??

So the story goes as such: Kate and Jon were married in 1999 (a wedding which, up until now, was believed to be "the perfect garden wedding with equally perfect weather." Now, apparently, faced with a (probably free) trip to Hawaii, Kate is face with a tough challenge: How to capitalize as much as possible from their next big free trip?

Answer: Renew your vows! It covers all the bases!
1) Kate and Jon get to try to convince their family, their crew, and the whole world that they actually deserve this trip. There's actually a point to it. Sure, it's not on a major anniversary, but it's free this year, so what the hey?
2) Kate and Jon get to (again, try to) convince the whole world that their marriage is sound, perfect, and that they're really the lovable, wacky, big-family parents they have always claimed to be.
3) Publicity, Publicity, Publicity! Get that Kate face on more TV screens. More money. More free stuff (a wedding gown perhaps?)
4) After all the free stuff they've gotten (and often not even acknowledged these things as gifts)... toys, clothes, trips, helpers, organic food, housing, money, etc... Here's one more thing: A wedding!

I remembered a little timeline in my head: June 16, 2008. "How We Got Here..." You remember, the episode with all the "long lost video footage" of Jon and Kate's wedding and Honeymoon? Kate saying, "If I could do it again, I'd go to an island."

Lo and Behold, Kate gets what she wants, yet again! A wedding in Hawaii (which, by the way, is what Kate now says was the original plan, despite the fact that she and Jon paid for their first wedding and never mentioned Hawaii before... since when can 22 and 24 year olds afford a wedding in Hawaii, other than in their dreams?), complete with a Brand New White Wedding Dress.

Again, as if all the freebies weren't enough, Kate is now attempting to go back in time and re-do her wedding day so that it's as nice as all the free stuff she surrounds herself and her family with in the present.

Great example for your kids, lady.

P.S. I used to LOVE Jon and Kate Plus 8. Watched every episode. TiVo'ed every episode. Watched it when I was bored, even on the weekends when it's not usually aired. Then my excitement started to wane. I started to see just how (insert negative adjective here) Kate can be. Then I saw that Kate just simply IS that way. Crazy. Bitchy. Spoiled. Bossy. Unforgiving. Dishonest.

Thanks, GWOP, for opening my eyes. Keep it up.

Barbara said...

I agree with Morgan and Brittany. I heard also that she couldn't decide between two dresses and so they took two and altered them into one. Also, did you guys think the dress she decided on looked like the one in the pictures in People? I don't think it was. She did look pretty. Just not particularly happy.

Pam said...

Kate seemed fine in this episode. She was no different than any other customer. But whats with that guy in the yellow shirt. Crude and rude. I feel sorry for his bride.

moi said...

LOL at the announcer saying something to the effect of, "With all the opinions that can come from friends/family a bride brings to the shop, it's no wonder THIS woman [i][cue footage of Kate wandering around the bridal salon][/i] chose to go it alone."

No, no, Kate doesn't [i]have[/i] anyone to go with her. She's cut everyone out of her life except her partners in ka-ching, Jon and the poor kids.

Erin said...

I'm on the west coast but all of our programming (satellite anyway) is on east coast time so I just watched this. I thought Kate was quite polite and kind, although maybe they may have edited it a bit... I also thought it was strange that she was alone. I honestly felt a pang of sadness for her. I can't imagine not having had my mom with me or a close friend. When I shopped for my dress, my mom, future MIL, SIL and maid of honor were with me.

I agree about the guy in the yellow shirt. Glad I'm not the one marrying him! Poor girl!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I wish she were like this all the time. She was quite normal (well, for Kate)...calm and polite, not to diva-ish...sad to think how much better life would be for her and the kids if she could just tone it down a bit!

Anonymous said...

I think we didn't get the "frantic vibe" because she wasn't with her kids. She doesn't seem to enjoy her kids at all. They just stress her out. When all the attention can be on her...without those darn kids getting in the way...then she can relax.

She just sort of stood there like a lump..imo.

Alone...Nita...I agree...how can anyone argue that Kate has no one in her life but Jon, the kids and the crew....well and now her sponsors I guess. She could have at least taken Jenny & Jen Stocks with her.

I also agree that the dress didn't look like the one in People....of course they said they'd alter it.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if our opinions of what we see of the shopping experience changes when we see it again on Monday night.

Anonymous said...

Well at least Kate didn't end up with something "froofily"or "poofily". Kate may have toned it down for "Say Yes...", but at least she kept her impeccable grammar in tact.

Anonymous said...

How very sad - no one in her life to go with her. Riches aren't so much fun without extended family and friends to share with.

allison parker said...

It is the same dress as the one in People magazine, I just checked. I think they exaggerated the combining of two designs into one. She wanted the first one altered so that there isnt much cleavage. Now they had to contact the designer and convince him to alter it, etc. While they were doing this, Kate found another one (the fourth one she tried on) and she said she liked it better because it makes her look skinnier. When the manager returned after just convincing the designer to alter the cleavage for Kate, she finds out Kate likes another dress so the manager convinces Kate (since she went into trouble convincing the designer to make alterations and all) that the original dress can be altered some more so that it will fall like the fourth dress (so it is sort of a combination of two designs).

Anonymous said...

The description on my cable to this episode is different than what I have read here:
"It's Always Something" Kate Gosselin from "Jon and Kate Plus 8 visits the salon in search of a dress for her vows-renewal ceremony.
Even the title makes it sound like Kate is never satisfied. I am reading she was on her best behavior probably because she wanted to be sure to get the most she could get out of her visit.

Anonymous said...

I thought at least her precious Hannie would be there to tell her how pretty Mommy looks. Hannie is her best friend now.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone else notice this? When we were first introduced to any of the brides on the show, a screen came up with things like a picture of the couple, date of the wedding, and the BUDGET of the dress. That did not happen when Kate came on.

Judy said...

I find it interesting that if this was last season, Beth would have gone with her FOR SURE!!

There is no denying that Beth and Jodi are NOT in their lives anymore. How are they going to explain this to their fans?

If they say "oh, it's because they didnt want to be on camera"....Oh, ok....but Beth, even if she didnt want to be on camera, could still have been there ...blurred out....

Anonymous said...

I wonder why TLC worded it this way because it didn't seem to happen this way. This may be the reason of the rumor of the two dress thing. This is the episode description I found on TLC's website.:

"Shopping for a wedding dress is a challenge, especially for Kate Gosselin from TLC's "Jon & Kate Plus 8," who wants a dress for her renewal ceremony. But after Kate falls in love with two gowns, managers must convince a designer to turn 2 dresses into one"

Anonymous said...

Alison Parker, thanks for explaining--I couldn't have done it better myself :)

It did look odd that Kate was by herself while most of the other customers had entire, sometimes opinionated entourages. (Though I think that 50-year-old who waited 32 years to marry her sweetheart was also alone, since the shop staff had "held her hand" through the process.)

But Kate being alone makes sense, because she's so darn strong-willed that there was no way she would have allowed anyone else to tell her which dress was best! Except for her "stylist" Jon, and since the couple's so traditional-minded they probably didn't want the groom to see it before the big day.

Anonymous said...

I used to watch a now cancelled TV show where the preview or the show announcement always seemed slanted to make as much pre-show controversy as possible. That show also had two camps of viewers. I believe the guy who made them up for that show has been hired by TLC. LOL.

Anonymous said...

This show made me really sad. It reminded me of how far away I live from my family.

When I picked out my wedding dress my sister was beside herself. She was so upset that she was not there.

The thing is with her having three kids and living several hours away.... I felt bad about making her take time away from her family.

When I stood there by myself, in my dress, I started to cry. It was the loneliest I had felt in a long time.


I would do anything to move back to live closer to my family.

The Gosselins live so close to theirs....

Ilovemykids said...

I remember when I was looking for a wedding dress. Both my Mom and my best friend accompanied me. Kate was by herself because she has cut everyone out of her life. Once the show is over and your "family", i.e. the crew is gone, what kind of life will you, Katie Irene and your family have? Not a very happy one, imo.

Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
Did anyone else notice this? When we were first introduced to any of the brides on the show, a screen came up with things like a picture of the couple, date of the wedding, and the BUDGET of the dress. That did not happen when Kate came on.

10/10/2008 10:02 PM
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I noticed it, no budget at all. I wonder who paid for the dress (stupid question). It made it more obvious it was a freebie by not showing a budget. The other thing I noticed is how she said her body had changed after 8 kids and then she let out this big laugh. Um, Kate you had plastic surgery, that is why your body changed. Tell the truth for once. I know it's a reach!
Someone wrote she will be lonely in her big new house with all her riches, nah she won't be lonely she will have new neighbors, parents at schools, teachers and a new bunch of folks in North Carolina to piss off!!!

Anonymous said...

I think she's medicated. The new Kate is less abrasive, but just as boring.

Anonymous said...

Did it occur to anyone that they shot one show where she threw fits and they had to put 2 dresses together--and maybe even had her paid staff with her..and then TLC saw all the negative comments lately and re-shot one with a more humble Kate? Why not? It could happen.

Anonymous said...

"I think she's medicated. The new Kate is less abrasive, but just as boring."

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I agree she was less abrasive. I'm convinced it's because she was out of her element. She couldn't gang up on Jon or boss the kids around.

Anonymous said...

I agree: Kate was out of her element . Also, I think Kate's getting more than a bridal gown--she's getting an entire image makeover. I suspect we'll be seeing more of a woman who's not really a horrid shrew, but just a sweet, simple, Christian girl who's stressed because she found herself with a lot of kids. Ah. That PR firm has got to do something for the big bucks. I wonder if the infamous gum-gate, Joel-gate and other less flattering Mommy Dearest moments will fade into the archives along with footage of relatives who don't exist anymore. Gosh, maybe Kate's even got an personal coach helping her with her people skills.

Anonymous said...

I noticed on this episode of "Say Yes To The Dress" that they didn't show the price of the dress Kate "bought". I've watched this show from time to time, and they usually show the price, be it $1500 to $15,000. I always thought that when you renew your vows, usually after 25+ years, you don't need a White wedding gown!