17/02/2010 at 18:41
Oh I so wish I had found this website before I bought my dress! lol!

Seriously how could you move in a dress that size!!
17/02/2010 at 18:49
lol giggle!!!! least if it starts raining the wedding party can get cover under the dress!!
18/02/2010 at 00:46
They are huge, but whatever makes the bride happy!
18/02/2010 at 00:54
I am so looking forward to this programme tonight.
Thanks for the link - some seriously huge dresses - but we all have our own individual style.
Without being rude or disrespectful, why are travellers specialised for in a special shop? Are they not made welcome in mainstream shops? And what is it about them that makes them want to go for such huge dresses?
This is my ignorance not any form of racism - just interested - but I expect all will be explained in the programme!!

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18/02/2010 at 02:15
Quoted:
I am so looking forward to this programme tonight.
Thanks for the link - some seriously huge dresses - but we all have our own individual style.
Without being rude or disrespectful, why are travellers specialised for in a special shop? Are they not made welcome in mainstream shops? And what is it about them that makes them want to go for such huge dresses?
This is my ignorance not any form of racism - just interested - but I expect all will be explained in the programme!!


It's because in the traveller community generally the amount of money spent on a wedding is a big status symbol, and the dresses are huge and massively adorned to show their expense. They always tend to wear huge tiaras too. Often the brides need assistance moving around because of the weight of the outfit. Basically the average bridal outfit for a traveller is simply not available in a normal bridal shop.

Personally I think the dresses look horrendously tacky but different strokes for different folks, they probably think all non-traveller dresses are dull, plain and boring! I won't get into my political views lol...
18/02/2010 at 03:14
The dresses are horredous but I'm even more scared by the girls modeling them!

I'm gutted that the designer that I'm getting my BM dresses from is mentioned on there (Hilary Morgan).
18/02/2010 at 03:25
some of the dresses look like those loo roll covers ur nan used to have!

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18/02/2010 at 04:06
Sorry if this is totally ignorant, but why do travellers need to prove their wealth anymore that any of us do? And how come they are so wealthy anyway? Why is a wedding dress a status symbol?
Sorry - I just don't get it.

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18/02/2010 at 04:14
Loving the padded ass pants he he!
18/02/2010 at 04:15
Oh my...... I feel sorry for the little kiddies who have to wear those little bo peep looking things! x
18/02/2010 at 04:16
These couples get married very young. Often at just 16. And the divorce rate is so low - divorce is practically unheard of! So in these communities weddings really are a once-in-a-lifetime affair and so cause for huuuuuge, showy celebrations.

I heard from a friend of mine last night, who has worked on a travellers' site, that while he was working there he saw the families actually arranging the dowry for these young women. He said it was just as if they were 'buying' them between families........and the currency? .......Barrels of diesel!!

It's a very different culture from the mainstream here in Britain and upholds longstanding traditions, many of which seem totally outdated and a bit strange to the rest of us.
18/02/2010 at 04:16
Hollywood Dreams have nothing on them!
18/02/2010 at 04:17
is it bad that i actually really like the first dress on there!!!
18/02/2010 at 04:17
Just a quick question, how do the travellers manage to afford such lavish events? most traveller weddings are 100k+?

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18/02/2010 at 04:21
I'm glad I'm not the only one to love the first dress KateLou. I was starting to get worried that I had weird taste. I've got to say though, the other dresses are a bit extreme.

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18/02/2010 at 04:21
Crikey. How does he get past the dress to kiss her?! The show I watched on different weddings was she had a 25 stone wedding dress, thats probably more than 2 of the person in it! x
18/02/2010 at 04:22
They don't pay tax etc as they don't live in houses, they are all minted! x
18/02/2010 at 04:25
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Just a quick question, how do the travellers manage to afford such lavish events? most traveller weddings are 100k+?


I should imagine that it's something they start planning from the moment a daughter is born into the family. They also live in very large extended families, so perhaps the rest of the family helps out?

This is THE single most important event in a woman's life, a far bigger priority than going to university, buying a house etc etc.......things that many of us spend a great deal of money on.
18/02/2010 at 04:25
those tiaras are crazy! they must be really heavy too! each to their own i guess! aslong as the bride feels a million dollars, then the dress maker has done her job!
18/02/2010 at 04:26
I'm not sure it's any of our places to question how travellers afford their weddings, I think maybe that's slipping into stereotyping a little. Just because they live in caravans (sometimes) and have a different lifestyle to what we might consider 'the norm', doesn't mean that they are poor or shouldn't have a huge wedding.

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