Say Yes to the Dress Bride: Show Will Ruin My Wedding
But a judge says tough luck
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 25, 2016 10:32 AM CDT
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(Newser) – If you were invited to Alexandra Godino's May wedding, tune into TLC at 9pm Friday night and you can get a sneak peek of the bridal gown she'll be wearing. That's the issue at the heart of a lawsuit Godino filed against the network, in which she attempted to force TLC to delay airing the episode of Say Yes to the Dress in which she appears. ("Not showing the world my gown before the wedding is very important," her suit says, per Page Six.) But a Manhattan judge refused Thursday, meaning Godino's dress will be unveiled publicly before she walks down the aisle. It all started back in September, when Godino, who is from Las Vegas and getting married in California, was approached at New York's Kleinfeld Bridal by producers who told her the bride they were supposed to be filming never showed up, and asked her if she was interested in filling in, the New York Daily News reports.

Godino, 26, says she first made the producers promise they wouldn't air the episode until after her wedding, a promise that her lawyer says was witnessed by her mom and her fiance, professional hockey player Jeff May. But Godino signed a waiver that included no restrictions about when the show could air, so the judge ruled against her despite acknowledging that airing the episode Friday "could take away from the pageantry of the wedding." Pageantry indeed: The dress to which Godino said yes reportedly cost $40,000 and is "one of the most important aspects of [her] entire wedding," per the suit. As for her not wanting her fiance to see dress in advance, TMZ reports that the judge asked her lawyer if Godino could just ask him not to watch the episode. The bride-to-be plans to sue the show for damages.