Purchasing the perfect wedding dress seems like it would be the ultimate pre-marital headache, but the New York Times reports that more and more brides-to-be are buying not one, but multiple white gowns for their big days...yes, even during the recession!
Annie Hunter of Seattle bought four:
She bought two at a sample sale in Seattle for $3,800 combined. She bought a third dress, an Amsale, online for $3,000. "It had pockets," she said. "I wanted pockets." She wore it to a small wedding ceremony she and her bridegroom held in Mexico, but felt it was a bit too revealing for her formal wedding. The fourth, and final, dress she bought at a shop in Seattle, a Monique Lhuillier for $3,400.
Her husband purchased the first two, she bought the third and her mother shelled out for the fourth.
With the rise of wedding dress resale websites like PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com, there is a developing niche for brides who want to buy and sell--and feed their dress addictions--at bargain prices. However, the Wedding Report, which tracks marriage-trend statistics, doesn't have any numbers on how many women can't settle on one gown.
So, 'fess up: