Oh yes the dynamics are definitely what makes the show most fascinating to me - the brides vis a vis the wedding and those people who they have around them.
While some of the stuff might be edited for "pushiness" - I am sure anyone helping a friend buy anything would be uttering "opinions and almost all of the time there is "tension" and complete reconciliation.
However, there are a few in which the family are completely abusive -- there was one bride who wasn't overweight but curvy -- her cousin and MOTHER were so completely verbally abusive. One shudders to think what kind of home she is escaping from.
I also went on over to the TWOP forums because I was so fascinated by the whole culture and dynamics being portrayed -- the dress of course must just be the start. There is a $600 MINIMUM alterations charge plus tax of course unless one has it shipped out of state.
Now I certainly can appreciate that these expensive gowns are sumptuously made and are exquisite in the same way that a couture gown is exquisite -- I am just shocked at what seemingly middle class people are spending -- I would have to assume that the wedding itself is also expensive -- but that's another show (literally).
Some days I pray for Silence, Some days I pray for Soul,
Some days I just pray to the God of Sex and Drums and Rock 'N' Roll.