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NY Bride Buys $300k Diamond Dress

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Mara

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Hmm coulda put this in Bride WorldWide but figured it would get more eyeballs here...plus its DIAMOND


http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20030718/od_nm/life_gown_dc_1

Insanity! I could use a diamond dress WAY more than she could I am *sure*.
 

mike04456

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There's nothing quite like shamelessly conspicuous consumption, is there?

I found this quote intriguing:

"I've never heard of a gown that high," Woon said. "That's probably three times what most people spend on their entire wedding."

"Most people"? How many people spend $100k on a wedding, even in NYC?
 

TheDiamondangel

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That's insane! But then again, she's only 23 and her daddy paid for it. They must have craploads of money in order to pay for such an extravagent gown.
 

Mara

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LG..I thought the SAME THING....HAH...$100k wedding...try 'thats 30 times what people spend on their wedding' and you may be more accurate!
 

mike04456

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It was a saleswoman at Bergdorf Goodman who gave them that quote, but even then I doubt that "most" of the women who shop with her, whether you're talking old money or double-income NY professional couples, spend $100k on their wedding. Some, yes, but that has to be a rare exception.
 

TheDiamondangel

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My ex-husband and I spent $8,000.00 on our reception, $600 on my gown, and virtually nothing on our rings. I thought that was a fortune to be spending.

Bill and I eloped in the church with our immediate family; we paid $32 for the license, a donation of $100 to the church, and my gown was purchased over a year in advance and cost $300. The in-laws threw a small home reception at grandma's and paid for everything. Everyone had a blast, and no one was in the poorhouse because of expenses.

As I get older (I'll be 34 on 8/1) I just can't see spending money frivilously (forgive any typo's, haven't finished my tea yet) on things that don't last. I don't mean a marriage won't last, I mean it's insane to spend anywhere from a downpayment to the entire cost of a new home on one day. A wedding is just one day that gets stored away in the memory banks. Some couples invite anywhere from 200 to 1,000 people to their wedding...how many of those guests send a first anniversary card to the couple? I'd rather put that money into our home or a savings plan for our children's college education.

Ok, I'll stop my hormone-induced rant now.
 

mike04456

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Even worse! It's an ugly dress! Check this out.

$300,000 just to look like a heap of vanilla ice cream!


300kdress.jpg
 

dancingmelimel

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Ugh!


And even if it was pretty.....A diamond is forever, and a wedding dress is only worn once! What a waste.
 

ccuheartnurse

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Just think of what her personality must be like. I see a spoiled, little, rich bridzilla (bi***). Most, if not all, down to earth women wouldnt even consider this. She wants fame & notariety. She wants people talking about her in a big way. She doesnt want her date published? Hmmmm, somehow I see wedding pictures "being leaked & by some possible guest" in the future. She must have a huge set of balls.


Judy
:)
 

Mara

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I like the bottom half of the dress but the top is horrible!! Even on the stick thin model it does her no justice (always a bad sign). Where'd you find that LG...I thought it was supposed to be a SECRET.


CC...I have a feeling maybe she doesn't want the notoriety that *this* will bring her, I highly doubt many people are impressed..but rather appalled at such waste! I'm really curious to know who she is!

mmm ice cream....
 

mike04456

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On 7/24/2003 12:32:25 PM Mara wrote:

I like the bottom half of the dress but the top is horrible!! Even on the stick thin model it does her no justice (always a bad sign). Where'd you find that LG...I thought it was supposed to be a SECRET.


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It was on the web site of the NEW YORK POST (!!). ...which tells me she's not all that concerned about her anonymity--someone in her entourage leaked that photo to the press.
 
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