Friday, May 21, 2010

problem (de)solved: what to do with a wedding dress after the wedding is over.

If you have recently been married or ever watched the television program "Say Yes to the Dress" you know that wedding dresses can be quite expensive ($2,000 to $50,000 or more).

But what happens to the dress after the wedding? Sell it? Store it? Save it for the future? Let's face it, a wedding dress is not very useful after the honeymoon starts.

Well, this week some British researchers came up with the perfect solution: just dissolve it in water.

The newly developed wedding dress fabric is white and elegant enough for a wedding dress (see picture right). However, after the wedding, the dress can be soaked in water and the fabric will dissolve, creating a mixture that is environmentally safe. Just flush it down the toilet or pour your dress down the drain. Presto. No more wedding dress to box up and store.

The problem, of course, is that this fabric could be a huge problem if the wedding is outdoors and it starts to rain... or if she dribbles a little champagne on it. [www_telegraph_co_uk]

fyi- The most expensive wedding dress (as yet, unpurchased) has 150 carats of diamonds. If you would like to purchase it, you can pick it up for a mere $12 million. [most-expensive_net] [thelongestlistofthelongeststuffatthelongestdomainnameatlonglast_com]

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