Say yes to the dress.

@marguicha (84080)
Chile
December 13, 2015 3:57pm CST
Many decades ago, when I got married, my mother who sewed like the angels made me a beautiful short wedding dress. I would have wanted a long one, but we could only pay for a luncheon and my mother said that if the ceremony was not so elegant, it would have to be with a short dress. And so it was. Still, the fabric was macrame and I looked beautiful in my happy 18 year old beauty. Now, over 50 years later, I look at this TV show where american brides spend sometimes over US 10.000 on a dress they will wear for one occation. WOW! Some of the brides are not even brides. Many of them will renew their marriage vows and will include children of different ages. Other brides, as it is now common, will get married with a long, expensive, white dress and the children of the couple will throw flowers on their way to the altar. The dress and the sentence in those cases "you may now kiss the bride" sound confusing to me. I then feel a very old lady and wonder if I will be the last generation who learned poems by heart and wrote with a pen. I want to wash my head (not only hair) and say yes to this new world I don´t quite understand. If we had had the money of those dresses when I got married, we would have put up our entire love nest, washing machine included.
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@Asylum (48355)
• Manchester, England
13 Dec 15
It is an atrocious waste of money to spend such an extortionate amount on a dress, unless of course they have a vast bank account.
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@marguicha (84080)
• Chile
13 Dec 15
I suppose that I´d have that dress if I were royalty. But then, I would not lend myself for reality shows
@Asylum (48355)
• Manchester, England
13 Dec 15
@marguicha I have never understood why anyone would ever want to be in a reality show.
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@marguicha (84080)
• Chile
13 Dec 15
@Asylum I don´t understand either why they are now so popular. I hunger for good TV shows.
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@vandana7 (59038)
• India
17 Dec 15
I agree. :) I don't think dresses should be worn that way. In fact, fashion houses should be renting those. lol
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@marguicha (84080)
• Chile
17 Dec 15
In my country, many people rent their bridal dress. I had my own, but it was made by my mom.
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@vandana7 (59038)
• India
17 Dec 15
@marguicha ..if Richard Gere could take expensive jewelry on hire in Pretty Woman..it is indeed a message for others to get real.
@MusesM (583)
14 Dec 15
why you confuse about"you may now kiss the bride"
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@marguicha (84080)
• Chile
14 Dec 15
Because so many of those brides have been kissed for years
@MusesM (583)
14 Dec 15
@marguicha haha,that's true
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@GardenGerty (93712)
• Marion, Kansas
17 Dec 15
I have been married twice, both on tight budgets, and to me the important part is having the loved ones around you. My mom and I made my first dress, long and white, and only a cake and punch reception. I purchased a pale mauve lace dress for the second occasion and took all the guests to a buffet luncheon which was a lot of fun. I probably spent the same amount, roughly twenty five years apart. I have no regrets on either one.
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@marguicha (84080)
• Chile
17 Dec 15
I think that other things a a lot more important than to spend the money you earn in a lifetime on a dress.
@winterose (39929)
• Canada
15 Dec 15
I don't understand how people can spend that kind of money on dresses either especially since some of them won't even stay married for a year.
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@marguicha (84080)
• Chile
17 Dec 15
I don´t understand how people can spend so much money on a lot of things that are luxury for me
@Morleyhunt (17956)
• Canada
14 Dec 15
I owned a bridal shop. What some girls were prepared to spend was appalling. They felt the day was more important than the marriage.
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@marguicha (84080)
• Chile
17 Dec 15
It´s a pity. Good for you, if you owned the business. But it is a shame to play fairytale ending when marriage in real life should be a begining.
• United States
13 Dec 15
WHen I was married we spent around $1500 on everything. Food, decoration, and wedding attire. I didn't wear a dress at all as I Do not like dresses. It's sad how many people are throwing so much money on the dress, I feel it should be used to save for the future.
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@marguicha (84080)
• Chile
13 Dec 15
I agree with you. There are thousand better ways of spending that money.
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@amadeo (54190)
• United States
13 Dec 15
I do like some short wedding dress.It could be very tasteful.
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@marguicha (84080)
• Chile
13 Dec 15
My wedding dress (and my wedding) were perfect. And we were very young and very much in love