I don’t know about you lot, but lockdown 2.0 has me feeling all sorts of blue. So to cheer me up over the weekend, I dived into Netflix in search of some heartwarming content. And that’s when I started bingeing Say I Do. It’s like Queer Eye, but for weddings. In fact, the series comes from the creators of Queer Eye – you’ll recognise some of the same music – so you know it’s going to be good for the soul.
Say I Do features eight extremely deserving couples who have always intended to marry, but for one reason or another, were never able to make their big day a reality. Enter interior designer Jeremiah Brent, fashion designer Thai Nguyen, and chef Gabriele Bertaccini. The three experts work with the groom to plan and surprise their partner with a personalised proposal, followed by their dream wedding. And when I say dream, I mean dreammmmm. Every single wedding is stunning, the food is gorg, and all the wedding dresses and suits are beyond unreal. Thai is a wizard.
Say I Do isn’t just a wholesome binge though, it’s a compelling and at times heartbreaking look at life. It deals with issues like loss, poverty, acceptance, and identity. You will cry. I ugly cried over almost every episode. It just hits so hard.
Jeremiah, Thai, and Gabriele also go above and beyond for every couple they meet. I think my favourite part was watching them grow alongside the people whose lives they were changing for the better.
Say I Do premiered on Netflix at the beginning of the month so I’m pretty late to the party. Do not do what I did and scroll past it for the better half of a month. Watch it, watch it now.
If Twitter is anything to go, it appears I’m not the only one that pissed tears.
I thought Queer Eye made me emotional but my god the first episode of Say I Do on Netflix has me ugly crying FOR REAL pic.twitter.com/1BrzGPr1rh
— Nichole Pagano (@nicholepagano) July 12, 2020
Browsing Netflix : Oh wow a new reality show "Say I Do: Surprise Weddings". Bet that'll be fun and comical.
Episode 1: 10 minutes in….. pic.twitter.com/YQj3eiACmU
— Alan Titch-harsh ???????? (@LauraEmilyBored) July 12, 2020
The guys on Say I Do on Netflix do so much more for these couples then just giving them a dream wedding and I think that’s why I love it so much
— Kylee Figgins (@KyleeFiggins) July 12, 2020
If y’all want to UGLY CRY happy tears and believe in love again, watch Say I Do on Netflix. It’s so precious, so pure. I’m sobbing every episode
— becks (@beckynicolellz) July 12, 2020
If you love Queer Eye you need to watch Say I Do Surprise Weddings on Netflix. I have bawled literally every episode, it’s SO good ????????
— T (@SullysMomster) July 14, 2020
ESCAPE HATCH: If you'd like a temporary respite from the incessant bs happening around us, pls watch Say I Do on Netflix. The stories will give you so many great vibes and hope for love and a brighter future, your endorphins will be off the charts. Do it for your mental health!
— A Fire In The Belly (@Cure4Authoritis) July 11, 2020
Say I Do is available on Netflix now.
I also 14/10 recommend Plus One, if you haven’t watched it already. It’s a modern-day romcom that’s equal parts sweet and bloody funny. You can also find that baby on Netflix.Image: Netflix