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Prince William & Kate Middleton Are Finally Engaged

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Post by Miss Moppet » Sun November 21st, 2010, 12:16 am

[quote=""Michy""]I think the only thing that can be safely predicted about Kate's wedding dress at this point, is that she will set the trend in wedding dresses, both in the UK and here, for the next 10 years, at least (just like Diana did back in the '80s). For myself, I am really sick of strapless wedding gowns, so I hope that Kate will bring sleeves back!![/quote]

I think she might as royal brides are usually more covered up. I hope she brings back sleeves too. When my cousin married a couple of years ago, she had trouble finding the style she wanted and ended up buying a strapless gown and then having a halterneck sewn on to it.

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Post by Michy » Sun November 21st, 2010, 12:37 am

The speculation about Diana's dress was endless, too. I remember at the time hearing that the designers wouldn't even throw away fabric scraps, for fear that someone would dig through the trash and find them and know what fabrics they were using (and it probably would have happened!). I've always wondered how they disposed of their scraps -- did they burn them? Or did they just wait and throw them away after the wedding?

I think that, with her looks and style and position, Kate's influence on fashion could last for decades, just like Diana's did. Back around the late '80s, I made a dress for a friend of mine who loved Diana and who wanted to copy a dress of hers to wear to a formal. We didn't copy it exactly, just the skirt, mostly. And then the guy my friend was supposed to go with dumped her at almost the last minute. I was nearly finished, so she asked me to finish the dress, anyway, and her dad still paid me (because I had spent HOURS on the dress!), but I always felt bad about it. She never wore the dress, and I think ended up giving it away.

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Post by Perdita » Sun November 21st, 2010, 12:41 am

I think it's great news about the engagement.. and about the bank holiday. My inner royalist is coming out now!

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Post by Michy » Sun November 21st, 2010, 12:49 am

So will they get married on a week day? That is very kind of them, so that you can get an extra holiday out of it! Because if they got married on a weekend, most people would have the day off anyway, right? ;)

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Post by Perdita » Sun November 21st, 2010, 1:01 am

[quote=""Michy""]So will they get married on a week day? That is very kind of them, so that you can get an extra holiday out of it! Because if they got married on a weekend, most people would have the day off anyway, right? ;) [/quote]


I guess so! They're talking about making it a holiday so that's another reason to celebrate! :)

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun November 21st, 2010, 3:27 am

On ET they speculated that Kate will have her favourite Spanish designer (I think) do the gown, but maybe the "The Firm" will talk to her about doing a British designer which would boost the industry. Diana usually only wore British designers. Makes sense in a way.

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Post by Telynor » Sun November 21st, 2010, 6:54 am

RE the dress -- I bet it will be a British designer, and I hope the materials are British as well. A while back I read about the current Queen's wedding dress, and all of the hush-hush over it, and the fact that it turned out to be a truly stunning outfit, with drop-dead handwork on it. I remember reading that it was all handwoven of Spitalfields silk -- I wonder if they are still in business.

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Post by Michy » Sun November 21st, 2010, 7:17 am

It looks like Kate's influence on fashion has already begun. I read this evening that the blue dress she wore for her engagement announcement -- it was sold out within hours.

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Post by Mythica » Sun November 21st, 2010, 10:40 am

[quote=""Michy""]So will they get married on a week day? That is very kind of them, so that you can get an extra holiday out of it! Because if they got married on a weekend, most people would have the day off anyway, right? ;) [/quote]

If it's on a weekend, we'll get either the prior Friday or the following Monday off. It works that way for all holidays (aka bank holidays) which fall on a weekend, whereas I don't remember that being the case in the US (God, how bad is my memory?). For example, Christmas Day is on Saturday this year and Boxing Day (also a bank holiday here) is on Sunday so Monday and Tuesday become bank holidays in their place. That way, we never get cheated out of a day off.

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Post by Madeleine » Sun November 21st, 2010, 11:45 am

[quote=""Mythica""]If it's on a weekend, we'll get either the prior Friday or the following Monday off. It works that way for all holidays (aka bank holidays) which fall on a weekend, whereas I don't remember that being the case in the US (God, how bad is my memory?). For example, Christmas Day is on Saturday this year and Boxing Day (also a bank holiday here) is on Sunday so Monday and Tuesday become bank holidays in their place. That way, we never get cheated out of a day off.[/quote]

I should hope not, as apparently the UK has the least number of Bank Hols in Europe, and possibly outside it too :mad: so another day off is always welcome. Mind you I wonder if shop and restaurant staff will get that day off, all those extra people will be a golden retail/feeding opportunity, especially after the wedding's over and the crowds start to wander off.

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