Wedding bells are ringing on the new season of Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules.
At the center of season 5’s action is the marriage of Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz, whose nuptials will be put at risk more than a few times according to their closest pals.
“Anyone who’s watched the first four season knows they’ve had somewhat of an up-and-down relationship,” star Stassi Schroeder tells PEOPLE Now. “I think the pressure of having a wedding and also the pressure of being in this group of friends with all the drama, it’s just a lot to handle.”
Cast mate Scheana Shay explains of the pre-altar drama: “There were some unresolved issues in their relationship that you’ll see them work through.”
As for the rest of the cast members, who work at Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump‘s West Hollywood restaurant Sur, Shay and Schroeder tease they’ll also be able to overcome longstanding friction.
According to Schroeder: “We got past some really s—y things. It’s made our friendship that much more special.”
Shay adds, “You’ll see an opposite side to [all] our relationship this season than you did last season.”
After Schroeder took a brief hiatus from the series only to find herself negotiating a tense reconciliation with Vanderpump last season, she tells PEOPLE Now: “Honestly this is the first season that I’m actually excited to watch. I love that all us have come full circle.”
Vanderpump Rules airs Mondays (9 p.m. ET) on Bravo.