'Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta': Brides, Lori Allen wants to jack you up


On Fridays, TLC airs "Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta," the Georgia peach-y version of its wedding-dress franchise, set at Bridals by Lori, run for 31 years (this December) by Lori Allen.At Bridals by Lori, the staff has a particular phrase for the part of the dress-buying process that involves letting the bride see herself fully accessorized."We do our jacking up," Allen tells Zap2it. "We do the hair, the earrings, give her that total look. It's funny, we've had so many people write in, 'Don't you know that's a derogatory term?' Yeah, we do, but at our store, it's not."In fact, our T-shirts say, 'Bridals by Lori, Jacking Brides Up for Over 30 Years.'"On this particular August Wednesday, Allen is spending her morning shooting an episode of the other TLC show set at her store, "Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids," and then she's planning to hit the stores."It's my afternoon off," Allen says, "and...



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