The Best Wedding Reality Shows to Watch Right Now

Yes, you can still stream Four Weddings. You're welcome.
sarah hanlon entertainment and celebrity editor the knot
Sarah Hanlon
sarah hanlon entertainment and celebrity editor the knot
Sarah Hanlon
Entertainment & Celebrity Editor
  • Sarah is the Entertainment & Celebrity Editor for The Knot, with special focuses on pop culture and celebrity wedding news.
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Sarah was a contributing writer for Bravo at NBC Universal.
  • Sarah has a degree in journalism and resides in New York City.
Updated Mar 22, 2024
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As The Knot's Entertainment and Celebrity Editor, nothing ~marries~ all of my interests quite like a wedding reality show. A self-proclaimed TLC kid, I grew up watching marathons of Say Yes to the Dress and Four Weddings, and have since graduated to shows like Love Is Blind and The Big Day.

The fact is that you don't need to be planning a wedding to enjoy a good wedding reality show. At their core, these series are the finest form of escapism television. (But if you are in the midst of planning your nuptials, they're the perfect excuse for a mental break when you can't look at seating charts or color schemes for one more second.)

While it's nearly impossible to rank them, I've taken the liberty to compile the best wedding reality shows of all time. The best part? They're all available to stream right now. Whether you've been longing for a throwback 90 Day Fiancé marathon or you and your besties need a new show to watch during your bach party weekend, these feel-good series are fun, light-hearted and oh-so iconic. And, who knows—they might even help you discover some wedding inspo along the way.

Say Yes to the Dress

Set at the prolific Kleinfeld Bridal salon in New York City, Say Yes to the Dress is arguably the most recognizable wedding reality show, well, ever. Since its premiere in 2007, this beloved TLC series has followed countless to-be-weds on the hunt for their dream wedding dress. This wedding show pulls back the curtain on what really goes on inside a bridal salon, giving an inside look at the consultants, the craftsmanship, and the personalities involved in wedding dress shopping. This easily binge-able show is available to stream on Max, making it the perfect thing to throw on when you need a good series to get lost in.

Number of Seasons: 22

Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta

Say Yes to the Dress was so popular that it inspired a spinoff at Bridals by Lori, a wedding dress salon in Atlanta, Georgia. With lovable personalities like Lori Allen, Flori Waters and the iconic Monte Durham, the Southern iteration of this TLC wedding show is as comforting as a glass of sweet tea or a warm slice of pecan pie. While the original franchise featured plenty of memorable guests, the personalities on Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta are bigger, bolder, and even more extreme. After all, what else would you expect from Southern Belle brides?

Number of Seasons: 11

Love Is Blind

Sure, I'm probably not the first person to tell you to watch Love Is Blind…the internet already did that. But when it comes to defining the best wedding reality shows, this one easily tops the list. Netflix's smash hit series follows singles as they date each other behind a wall, sight unseen, to see if an emotional connection can outweigh the physical. For those who do choose to get engaged, they finally meet their fiancés in person before embarking on life IRL. The only catch? They have three weeks until their wedding day arrives, where they must say "I do" or "I don't" at the altar. It's a phenomenon that has taken the world by storm, inspiring spinoff series around the globe—and it's a must-watch for reality TV fans.

Number of Seasons: 6

The Big Day

Step inside the fascinating world of the multi-billion dollar Indian wedding industry with The Big Day. This Netflix wedding show centers around six engaged couples as they begin their wedding planning journeys. Together, they explore time-honored traditions, larger-than-life fashion fittings, and family dynamics in this feel-good series that showcases some of the biggest and boldest weddings you'll ever see.

Number of Seasons: 2

Four Weddings

What happens when you invite four strangers to rate each other's wedding days, all in the hopes of securing your dream honeymoon if yours reigns supreme? Chaos, that's what. TLC's Four Weddings reality show is a gem from the golden age of reality television circa 2009. Each episode follows four brides as they diligently plan their dream weddings. They're all invited to attend each other's nuptials, where they must rank the food, the dress, the venue, and the overall experience—and the final winner is awarded an enviable honeymoon. Unsurprisingly, tensions flare in this addictive wedding show, making it one of our all-time favorites. If you have fond memories of enjoying Sunday marathon reruns, we have great news: Four Weddings is available to stream on Max right now.

Number of Seasons: 10

90 Day Fiancé

90 Day Fiancé is one of those wedding reality TV shows you need to see to believe. Since its debut in 2014, the TLC series documents the complexities of international and multi-cultural weddings. It follows international couples who have been granted visas that allow fiancés to live in the US for 90 days before they must marry to obtain a green card. Not only has it spawned a few spinoffs, including a series that catches up with couples who are still married, it's also created some of the most iconic internet personalities. (Looking at you, Big Ed.)

Number of Seasons: 10

Indian Matchmaking

Do arranged marriages still exist? The answer is yes, and Netflix's hit wedding show Indian Matchmaking gives an unprecedented look inside the process. The series follows Sima Taparia, one of Mumbai's premier matchmakers, as she guides her clients through the age-old process. Not only does it shed light on historic cultural wedding traditions, it explores how the matchmaking process has evolved in the modern era.

Number of Seasons: 3

Married at First Sight

Would you marry someone without ever meeting them? That's the premise of Married at First Sight, an extreme experiment that has aired on Lifetime since 2014. Inspired by a similar Danish TV show, MAFS brings together contestants who agree to be evaluated by spiritualists, relationship coaches and sociologists to be matched with a spouse. The couples meet for the first time on their wedding day and have their ensuing romance documented on this unpredictable wedding show. Following their honeymoon and a taste of what married life would be like, the couples must decide if they want to remain spouses.

Number of Seasons: 17

My Celebrity Dream Wedding

Who says celebrity weddings are unattainable? That's certainly not the case for the couples on My Celebrity Dream Wedding, a VH1 wedding reality show that first aired in 2021. This competition series follows couples on a budget who dream of having a wedding fit for an A-lister. The to-be-weds meet with three wedding planners—Lance Devereux, Tori Williams and Courtney Ajinca—who compete to be the couple's planner. The winning pro must then bring the celebrity wedding to life with the help of the other planners…who have to serve as their assistants. While this show was a one-season wonder, it featured weddings inspired by the nuptials of Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade, and Chance the Rapper and Kirsten Corley.

Number of Seasons: 1

Paris in Love

If you loved The Simple Life, your next favorite TV watch will be Paris in Love. This 2021 wedding reality show documented Paris Hilton's wedding planning process as she prepared to marry Carter Reum. The show gave an inside look at her wedding journey, including her dress shopping experience, her venue tours, and her wild bachelorette party. Now that the couple's wedding day has passed, it continues to document their foray into parenthood with newborns Phoenix and London.

Number of Seasons: 2

Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event

Remember Kim Kardashian's 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries? Silly question—if you're a pop culture savant, of course you do. This celebrity wedding had a chokehold on pop culture thanks to its sheer grandeur…and the headline-making fallout that ensued. If you find yourself needing a good throwback wedding reality show, we have great news: Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event is available to stream on AppleTV. You're welcome.

Number of Seasons: 1

David Tutera's Celebrations

As one of the most well-known celebrity wedding planners, David Tutera made a name for himself as a go-to pro for A-listers, reality stars, and tastemakers. This WE TV series follows his career as he expands beyond weddings, diving into luxury event planning for celebs like Brandy and Ray J, Lil Kim, JWoww and Taylor Armstrong.

Number of Seasons: 6

Say I Do

Here's one wedding reality show you might not be familiar with. In Netflix's Say I Do, eight couples agree to have their dream wedding planned by a team of pros. The only catch? The weddings are a total surprise, and they're brought to life in less than one week. Would you say "I do" in this situation?

Number of Seasons: 1

Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings

Disney lovers, this reality wedding show is a must-watch. Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings is a feel-good docuseries that takes viewers inside nuptials at the happiest place on earth. With cameras stationed at various Disney parks around the world, this wedding TV show highlights the most magical elements of a Disney wedding…and it might inspire you to grab a set of mouse ears and start planning your own fairytale nuptials.

Number of Seasons: 2

Marriage or Mortgage

You might recall Marriage or Mortgage as a popular pandemic series. Upon its release in March 2020, viewers watched couples meet with wedding planners and real estate agents, both of whom took their budgets and presented them with their dream wedding or their dream home, forcing them to pick just one.

Number of Seasons: 1

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