The plus-size version of "Say Yes" will be set at the iconic Kleinfeld bridal emporium in New York City, where the original series has been filmed for five seasons.
Earlier this year, TLC also added a southern-style edition of "Say Yes" set at bustling Bridals by Lori in Atlanta.
"Big Bliss," which premieres Oct. 1, will include six half-hour episodes that focus on women who have struggled with weight their whole lives. Each week, viewers will follow the "emotional journey of these plus-size brides as they shop to fulfill their dream-dress fantasy," according to TLC.
Proving bridezillas come in all shapes and sizes, the featured "sassy and confident" brides include a full-figured girl who professes a desire to look "trashy" on her wedding day. (StyleList has our ring fingers crossed that Kleinfeld's persuasive fashion director, Randy Fenoli, will stage an intervention.)
We'll also meet a plus-size aspiring bride who scores a big, romantic proposal on the same day she finds her dream dress. ("We do" look forward to getting the dish on that dress-before-the-proposal episode!)
StyleList is also hoping the new series sheds new insights on the phenomenon of brides choosing heavier bridesmaids to make them look thinner.
And just in case you can't get enough of the original, TLC has picked up the series for a sixth season, set to air Feb. 2011.
Meanwhile, read about the bridal dos some Hollywood newlyweds sported at this year's Emmys.