When it comes to weddings, there are a number of things that don’t make sense.
Why does a bride wear white – an archaic symbol of her virginity – when she’s been living with her partner for 10 years and might even share a few kids with him?
Why is the ridiculously enormous cake – which cost a week’s salary – served after the guests have already shovelled down their dessert? Why is there a need for dessert at all?
And why do (some) people who can’t sing or dance suddenly decide that on one of the most stressful days of their lives they’d like to ‘perform’ in front of all their friends and family? But the latest trend, which seems to have emerged under our very noses without any of us stopping to question it, is perhaps the most bizarre of all.
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Why on earth do brides now need TWO wedding dresses?
Not one dress, that will cost them on average around $2,000 and they’ll wear for maybe 12 hours. But two.
This is capitalism at its finest.
Just when a wedding involved the cost of a venue, a celebrant, flowers, hair, make up, a photographer, a videographer, a DJ, catering, alcohol, a cake, party favours, a goddamn lolly buffet, invitations to the engagement party, the wedding, and then a follow up thank you card, a wedding planner, THE RINGS, perhaps bridesmaids dresses, a honeymoon and the most expensive dress you’ve ever purchased – we’ve decided to add yet another unnecessary thing for brides to worry about.
In the mid 20th century, multiple dresses were something you would see at an aristocratic wedding, and the second would normally come out just as the bride was setting off on her honeymoon. The royals did it. The elite did it.
In recent years, brides who have opted for two dresses rather than one include Meghan Markle, Hailey Baldwin, Ellie Goulding (she had five), Katherine Schwarzenegger,Gwyneth Paltrow.