There's a family in Illinois where eight different generations of brides have shared the same special tradition at their weddings.


Everyone Has Their Own Idea Of A Dream Wedding

If you took a survey of every married couple you know, each of them would have a different idea of the perfect wedding. Some like traditional while others do their own thing. Of course, there are so many different options in between.

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My wife and I personally did the get married in Vegas thing. Then we had a party with family and friends when we got back. We loved it but that way isn't for everyone.

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Famous Wedding Saying And Tradition

There is a long time wedding saying and tradition. On their special day, the bride needs  "something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue" for a good wedding. Many women make sure they have all of it before they walk down the aisle. This family takes the "something borrowed" part to the next level.

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Illinois Family Has A Special Wedding Tradition For The Brides

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Eight brides in one family have worn a Marshall Field’s wedding gown purchased in 1950: ‘it’s a lucky dress’



In 1950, the late grandmother of the family bought the dress for $100.75 from Marshall Field's. Since then seven more brides have worn the gown including a great aunt, aunt, and cousins. The most recent addition just happened over the weekend.

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It didn't start out as a tradition. Bride numbers two and three used it because they could. Probably to save a little money. After that, the next engaged woman wanted to wear it to keep the streak going. Now, it's a big part of their family history. Of course, the dress has been adjusted through the years but it still remains in its original design.

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