Shedding for the Wedding was a short-lived reality competition that follows nine overweight couples as they attempt to lose their unwanted weight and win a dream wedding.
In this series, the nine engaged couples coming from all walks of life come to Los Angeles, where they will live together and compete over a three-month period. Similar to The Biggest Loser, The couples will undergo dramatic, physical and emotional tranformations as they change their lifestyles and eating habits under the supervision of a celebrity nutritionist. They would also endure hours of grueling workouts with world-class trainers.
During the time, the couples would also be planning their fantasy weddings with the help of an A-list wedding planner. The unique character and background of each couple will be reflected in the wedding themes they select.
In each episode, the couples face-off in a big physical challenge, competing to win one element of their wedding from the invitations, to the cake, to the rings. Whatever they win will be theirs to keep. At the end of each episode, the couples will step on the scale and be weighed together. The two couples who have lost the least amount of combined weight that week would face-off in an elimination challenge. The couple that loses that challenge would be eliminated from the show.
In the finale, the first seven eliminated couples would return for one more weigh-in. The couple that has continued to lose the most weight at home on their own will win their fantasy honeymoon. Then, our final two couples would face-off for one last weight-in. In the end, one couple will win their dream wedding, a once in a lifetime event that America would attend.
Host Sara Rue is best known for playing as Carmen Ferrara on Popular, Claude Casey on Less Than Perfect, Brenda on Rules of Engagement and Kim on Malibu County. She is also the spokesperson for the popular weight management company Jenny Craig since 2010.