By Sandra Gonzalez
Updated August 31, 2010 at 06:00 PM EDT

Image Credit: TLCAs much as I have been enjoying Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, there’s something about New York’s Kleinfeld bridal salon that makes my heart thump to the beat of Felix Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March.” So I’m tickled as a bride on her big day that we’re getting a sixth season of the TLC hit and EW Guilty Pleasures Reality TV showdown finalist. The 18-episode season is set to premiere in February, according to Variety.

News of the original SYttD‘s renewal also accompanied the announcement of Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss, which will follow plus-sized brides-to-be as they search for their perfect dress (at Kleinfeld!). And, of course, this means you should prepare an obligatory marathon prior to the spin-off’s Oct. 1 premiere date.

Now, because I’ve never experienced any form of weddingfatigue before, I’ll open up the following question to normal people who don’t have a folder on their desktop called “My Wedding”: After five seasons of pretty much the same formula, is there more that could be done with the show to keep it fresh and interesting (and I don’t mean another spin-off)? If anything, I would probably like see more post-pick reflection from our favorite consultants. We could all probably learn a thing or two from hearing Ronnie or Mara break down brides’ choices more technically — they’re the ones with the experience, after all.

What do you think, PopWatchers? Are you excited about the renewal and the new spinoff? And how would you keep the show fresh?

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