Nearly every bride will tell you that her wedding day was one of the most important and powerful days in her life.
After all, life is full of beautiful, irreplaceable moments, but few require the cash outlay thats part and parcel with the average wedding celebration.
And few pieces of the ceremony are as symbolic or as pricey as the wedding dress itself, which is often really meaningful to the bride and groom, and to their families, as we saw with this something borrowed wedding dress inherited from Grandma.
And knowing the incredible sentimental value behind any wedding dress, our hearts go out to countless brides and brides-to-be recently caught up in a bridal scandal sweeping the Welsh city of Newport, where the abrupt closure of a bridal shop has left uncertainty and disappointment looming over a number of couples on their big day.
Scroll through the gallery below to learn why so many brides were left in the lurch, and how women in the community are stepping up to do what they can!
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