The Broadway star talks to PEOPLE about her appearance on Say Yes to the Dress

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Success on Broadway is all about following your instincts — and it turns out stage star Sutton Foster used the same approach while searching for the perfect wedding dress.

“I knew that it made me ‘feel’ different,” she tells PEOPLE of the gown she ultimately selected as the cameras rolled for Say Yes to the Dress, for an episode that premieres Friday. “I felt very confident and knew that it was the first dress I had tried on that felt ‘right.’ ”

Sutton Foster Wedding Dress Say Yes to the Dress


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Foster, 39, who wed screenwriter Ted Griffin last month in Santa Barbara, California, says she had a “direction” she was going in when she walked into the famed Manhattan bridal shop — non-traditional, airy, light and natural — “but I was truly open to anything.”

“Kleinfeld was great cause it had such a HUGE selection, but that also made it more overwhelming,” says Foster, who can be seen smiling (and singing!) as she tries on her first dress inside the shop.

For guidance, she enlisted her three best friends as well as her adorable dad to help her find a dress she could wear throughout the ceremony and reception. With their straightforward input — and some help from her consultant, Lisa — Sutton finally found the winner.

“It just had all of the elements of all the other dresses I had tried on, but all in one dress,” she explains.

Sutton’s episode of Say Yes to the Dress premieres Friday at 9 p.m. ET on TLC
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— Kathy Ehrich Dowd

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