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Canada Says 'I Do' to 'Four Weddings'

by Denette Wilford, posted Dec 7th 2011 4:00PM


People can't get enough of wedding shows, whether it shows a couple falling in love ('A Wedding Story'), nightmare brides from hell ('Bridezillas'), how a bride chose her wedding gown ('Say Yes to the Dress'), or how an overweight bride chose her wedding gown ('Bulging Brides').

'Four Weddings' is, at times, exactly like these sister shows, and at other times in a world of its own. We'll probably be seeing other variations on this when it comes to Canada in early 2012. Yep, you read that right!

The first Canadian edition of the international hit series will premiere on January 4, 2012 on Slice. It follows four very different brides-to-be as they attend each other's very different weddings. What's at stake? The ultimate honeymoon.

In each episode, the four Canadian brides will rate each other's nuptials in -- you guessed it -- four categories: venue, food, overall experience and, most importantly, the dress. The bride with the highest total score wins a luxurious getaway for her and her new hubby.

"The 'Four Weddings' franchise has already had a tremendous response among international audiences," said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President of Content, Shaw Media, in a press release. "And now, for the first time ever, we're offering our viewers the opportunity to take in the styles and tastes of fellow Canadian brides tying the knot on home soil."

The format, similar to 'Come Dine With Me,' is based on the UK series, and just like the dinner-party show, things can get feisty, considering what's being judged is a manifestation of one's bridal ego. Oh, how romantic. Now let the weddings begin.

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