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I got married 29 years ago and I rented my Wedding Dress and the bridesmaid dresses. This was partly due to my sisters very expensive wedding dress being ruined on her wedding day when confetti dye run into the fabric and me thinking you are never going to wear this again

This reason this popped in my head was reading this article .

How to rent a wedding dress and the etiquette behind bridal rentals

https://metro.co.uk/2021/05/31/how-to-rent-a-wedding-dress-and-the-etiquette-behind-bridal-rentals-14681373/

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What are your thoughts?

& why has it always been acceptable for men to hire their suits

beccatavender
11 months ago
What do you think of this?
Golfforall
Golfforall11 months ago

One of 2 "news items " posted each and every day 🙄?

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beccatavender
beccatavender11 months ago

As I have previously stated please feel free not to comment , if you are not interested in that topic, that way it will not get any points !

Unless you want 20 points for commenting ? Or get a thrill out of being so sarcastic. I would prefer no comments than your negativity. As I have said before, I am shielding this is my social interaction with people outside my household.

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Golfforall
Golfforall11 months ago

beccatavender I feel totally free not to comment , and as you know I don't give two hoots about collecting points (unlike yourself ?) .

Just find it interesting that each and every day you find just the 2 news items (never more , never less to bring to our attention ? ) .

If it makes you happy fair enough , no excuses needed - but why just the 2 a day ? every single day ? Just curious .

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beccatavender
beccatavender11 months ago

I thought that was the maximum allowed, I spend a lot of time on the chat section in the evenings and weekends, better than telly. Also I don't use any other social media. Also sometimes I go to post a topic and that topic has already been posted. I read BBC news and the Metro and it's great that I can comment on something I have already read or hadn't seen but I'm interested in. Normally I try to keep it light hearted although sometimes I can't find that good news story, which is a sad day.

I thought you found my post banal and boring Golfforall

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Golfforall
Golfforall11 months ago

beccatavender As I said , no excuses required . Personally I prefer to use chat to get advice (on things I don't know about) or give advice on things I do (matters of the heart and relationships excluded) . Share our expertise if you like 🤔.

I also offer a fortnightly - 3 weekly rant 😏 . But 2 news items a day angling for comments is a bit too predictable ? Especially as it happens every single day ?

Just my thoughts , and totally not for points (If I had my way there would be no points given for anything ! ) We would just share deals and thoughts for each others benefit -not to gain Amazon vouchers !🙄 Mini Rant over 😀.

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rossruby1977
rossruby197711 months ago

Golfforall not being funny. Some people do add stuff. Sometimes I don’t like. I don’t say anything. But I’ve seen yourself keep commenting. Just don’t comment,

You’re like becoming one of these bullies on social media. You would be great on tik tok.

Come one. Act like an adult. If you don’t like it ignore it. Now I’m being like you !!!

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sunny101
sunny10111 months ago

Golfforall I really would prefer not to comment on one of your responses but you are really getting obsessed!!! Much as I loathe them, the news headlines are now allowed here and I think it was Kelsey who was in favour of them. You need to respect that decision.

As rossruby1977 mentioned - just scroll on. It won't be long before other members realise that you regularly pick on females here. Why don't you share your views on the males who, without fail, get their two a day with news headlines?

I'm sure you'd get a different reaction from the polite one you received from beccatavender

It would be much fairer to enter your rants/ideas here:-

https://www.latestdeals.co.uk/chat/feature-requests

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Golfforall
Golfforall11 months ago

sunny101 I do of course - as you well know know . Which as you also know has seen the removal of many usernames (many dupes ) who were "gaming " the site for points .

Perhaps if you have nothing better to do than pander to the flow of comments you may be better off rethinking the support you have given to "multis " in the past .

I have broad shoulders and am not in the least bothered about members "ganging up " on me and "liking each other's comments " (so childish!) As long as I am politely getting the message out there I'm fine with it .

So continue to make comments that make you feel big and clever amongst your "imaginary friends " and earn you vouchers . That's great with me (if a bit sad ) - carry on enjoying your points earning .

You will always get the support of those who want to earn points with the minimum of effort , well done for supporting them 🙄.

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sunny101
sunny10111 months ago

Golfforall Please don't be so arrogant as to think you are the only one who reports the multis. The rest of us just don't shout about it. It's rather sad that you need public appreciation for doing so.

Thank you for your encouragement - I will continue to enjoy the site with virtual and real friends, share deals and earn vouchers, celebrate the LD Teams successes and wish them Happy Birthday at the appropriate times. Perhaps you too could get involved..........

Still doesn't alter the fact that, sadly, you are coming across as a misogynist.

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Golfforall
Golfforall11 months ago

sunny101 Do be serious !, you were the one who supported the "multis" 4 or 5 months ago ! In our conversations then I won't embarrass you by linking your comments 🙄 but you know I could .

Maybe we should all concentrate on pointing out where the site is being abused (as I do ) rather than trying to garner popularity by posting (obviously popular criticism of myself) . Maybe my shoulders are broader than yours ? and water off a ducks back etc ,etc . Really disappointed that you only got a like or two (as I dare say you are 😏) would normally expect 7 or 8 .

Why do we not , together, make this a better site for all members ?. I honestly think all members would prefer it that way ?

I try to help it on the way , maybe you could also help if your first reaction were not to have a go at me ? (to gain popularist support ?) - TBH I don't really care - I look after members , particularly the less savvy ones . Shouldn't we all be doing the same ? or has it become just about earning points 😪

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sunny101
sunny10111 months ago

Golfforall I defended that particular member because you were publicly naming and shaming - against the rules - end of!

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Golfforall
Golfforall11 months ago

sunny101 Said username/s was clearly abusing the site - so that was OK by you ? Never been one to strictly abide by the rules where the membership are being conned - and if you remember they named me first (effectively admitting to their scam ?) So instead of courting popularity you should be on my side ? Not that I'm bothered , I look after our members (or try to ) as you should ?

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE11 months ago

There was a time ... when I'd have thought 'no way' but why not, I say .... I ended up storing mine for 45 years and wanted to donate it for making Angel Gowns for stillborn babies. They were inundated so it's now cut up for scraps..... rent I'd say, definitely!

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beccatavender
beccatavender11 months ago

Oh thats so sad, but what a great cause.I

I personally had a good experience of renting my Wedding dress but you hear horror stories of th trains being dirty and dresses smelling of BO😑

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tara73ziva
tara73ziva11 months ago

I think that renting is a good idea as you are only going to wear it once and that way if it’s rented you can get the dress that you really want with out the very big price tag and it will save on storing it so I would definitely rent

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Pjran
Pjran11 months ago

I bought my wedding dress then gave it to my sister in law to wear as she was so unhappy with her dress fitting. She’s much shorter than me so it had to be altered. I kind of regret letting her have it as I could have used it to make a christening gown.

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LeanneWard
LeanneWard11 months ago

Why not just ask her for it? So you can still make a gown?

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Pjran
Pjran11 months ago

LeanneWard the dress after she wore it didn’t seem to belong to me anymore. Silly I know.

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hspexy
hspexy11 months ago

I don’t see the problem with it. But personally, I’d buy a dress, preferably something on a budget

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig11 months ago

I sold my wedding dress. It had been sitting in the cupboard for 5 years. I had wanted to make a christening gown but we had a family one and then circumstances meant he couldn't be christened at the time and still isn't, so no point keeping it. I sold it on and got some money for it. It just needed cleaned from being in storage, otherwise it was like new.

I wouldn't mind renting a dress, but I knew the dress I wanted for my wedding day and luckily a local shop had it, I looked all over and only 3 shops in Scotland had it so they would need to have a good stock of dresses.

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rossruby1977
rossruby197711 months ago

My bride ran away. She seen my face when I bought up my fale (I don’t know how to spell it lol) I’m waiting for the spelling police now Image

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bethgriff
bethgriff11 months ago

I am really in to renting clothes as it’s much more sustainable than buying something, especially for events and weddings as you’ll probably only wear it once. So I would definitely rent a wedding dress

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beccatavender
beccatavender11 months ago

I think it's more acceptable I think people are more concerned about sustainability🙂

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