Where Is Randy Fenoli From Say Yes To The Dress Today?

We all know Randy Fenoli for making brides' dreams come true on TLC's insanely addictive Say Yes to the Dress, and unsurprisingly, his bio on the official site of legendary bridal boutique Kleinfeld notes that is is Fenoli's mission to "educate, elevate, and empower" brides to choose the perfect dress. But the designer and reality star was a big deal even before the show came calling. 

From decidedly humble beginnings (he was born on a cattle farm in Illinois and is the youngest of seven kids), Fenoli went on to study at the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology, and was already making a name for himself in the bridal industry by the time fans fell in love with him on Say Yes to the Dress. 

Randy Fenoli is earning the big bucks as a name brand

Say Yes to the Dress kicked off its 18th season earlier this year, with Fenoli noticeably absent (according to IMDb, he acted as lead consultant on just a handful of episodes in 2018), and we haven't seen him on his popular spin-off shows Randy's Wedding Rescue and Say Yes to the Dress: Randy Knows Best since 2013. While he hasn't graced our screens lately, he has launched his own bridal collection, which only contributes to Fenoli's considerable net worth.

Although he clearly continues to have a strong working relationship with Kleinfeld, as his designs are featured in the store, Fenoli is so well-known in his own right these days he can make even better money as an independent consultant. He told The New York Times in 2015, "Why should I work for someone else in a full-time job when I can earn $20,000 for a four-hour personal appearance?"

What's next for Randy Fenoli?

Aside from his personal appearances at bridal shows and in bridal salons, Fenoli is making a return to the small screen. Earlier this year, The Wrap reported that a special season entitled Say Yes to the Dress America would see Fenoli personally officiating 52 weddings in one go. The show drops in early 2020. 

Elsewhere, his 2019 bridal collection was revealed at New York Fashion Week with the designer proudly telling The Knot that his inspiration was inclusivity. "I want a dress for every size bride," Fenoli explained. "My dresses go all the way up to size 30 with no extra charge."

The designer certainly likes to keep busy, considering after nearly 20 seasons of Say Yes to the Dress he's showing no signs of slowing down. But in his spare time, Fenoli told Wedding Ideas, "I enjoy quiet time at home with my dog Chewy, watching movies and spending time with friends."