TLC’s New Show I Found The Gown Focuses On The Frugal Bride

Courtesy TLC

As if Say Yes to the Dress—the original and all 400 of its spin-offs—wasn’t enough to quell your desire for wedding-related television, TLC is at it again with yet another show surrounding the hunt for the Dress. (Complete with rhyming moniker, of course.)

Come August, I Found the Gown will be the latest series to follow soon-to-be brides as they scour through racks in search of the dress of their dreams. This time however, the show’s focus is specifically on the frugal bride—and a couple who prides themselves on offering beautiful gowns at bargain prices at their Boston designer bridal outlet, VOWS. The shop will serve as the show’s home base, and the owners, Leslie and Rick DeAngelo, as the expert consultants.

I Found the Gown will document Leslie and Rick’s ventures into factory attics and department store warehouses as they seek out discount designer dresses—as well as their appointments with eager brides on tight budgets. (Interested in sharing your story? Find out about casting opportunities here.)

Also coming up in the matrimonial department is the second season of TLC’s Brides of Beverly Hills, which we have, for some reason, not yet checked out yet, but now, definitely need to: Similar to what an episode of Real Housewives would look like with a few wedding gowns thrown in, viewers will witness bridal stylist and salon owner Renée Strauss and her team as they find the perfect dress for even the most dramatic of Beverly Hills brides. That new season begins in October.

So, just add them to the list (which includes, we’re just guessing, Four Weddings, My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding, Say Yes to the Dress, Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss, Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids, Randy to the Rescue) of wedding shows you obsessively watch, DVR, and torture your fiancé with. (But don’t worry, we love them too.)

Will you watch?




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  • Lillie (@WorldLillie)

    I’ll watch… Because I’m going to be on it!!! Very excited and kind of nervous, too. It’s been fun to do the filming, though, and the drama is real… the wedding is in 3 weeks and the dress needs serious alterations!

    • Oaktown Girl

      Hey – Good luck to you, Lillie!
      Yes, I’ll be checking it out.

  • Oaktown Girl

    Hey – good luck to you!

    Yes, I’ll check it out.

  • G.

    You’re going to be on it?! That’s awesome, I just sent in my application! Good luck on your adventure!

  • stephanie sepulveda

    My daugther is getting married an I wish I can give her , her dream dress can you help me thanks with love Victoria

  • cynthia

    Hi, I have two daughters. My younger doesn’t know but her boyfriend is going to propose in the next couple of months. Now my daughter works,goes to school. she loves fashion, but she loves a bargain. She doesn’t buy anything unless its on sale. And, she loves designer. It would be so awesome if she were selected for your show. I truly don’t think that we will be able to afford a dress of her liking without getting a reduced priced gown. I don’t want her to have to settle for a dress just to get a dress. Your help would be so great. Thank you so much for providing opportunities of going to a great shop and not having to go to local generic shops.

  • Jim Norden

    Sounds cool!