Sunday, August 12, 2007

Traveller wedding

I didn't know about Travellers here in the UK (also known as Tinkers) until I saw a documentary on TV about a Traveller wedding. These girls put Jordan to shame, in that despite what are clearly limited incomes, their dad's don't bat an eyelid to splash out something like 12 thousand pounds on wedding dresses. And when it comes to the latter, there only appears to be one guideline: The bigger, the better.

I found this clip on Dlisted which shows you just how insanely over the top the dresses get. Also, it's worth noting some of the guests outfits which are, er, colourful to say the least.

15 comments:

L said...

I saw this programme.... very funny. How can you possibly think that getting a dress so big you can't even be seen in it is nice?

I laughed my socks off watching it!

Chantell said...

Oh dear, you can only feel sorry for them.

Anonymous said...

thats the way travelers are ders nothing wit them

melissa corcoran said...

i am a traveler fair enough it was ova da top but it was nice and all u lot bitchin about travellers n how we look lyk chavs ur rong coz im sure ur familys look lyk chavs anyways dats just traditional n we av big weddings so its nofink new!!

xxxx melissaxxxx

Anonymous said...

ah ere nw lads she waz lovely so wat if she was over de top but its only 4 da 1 day at da end by da way i am a traveler its wat we do !!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

im a traveller n i dnt understand how u can try n coat us all off wen we do nank 2 yahh .
i fink tha dress was outstandin n bcos its different u dnt like it or r scared 2 like sank new.
Truee bigger is better
Emilyanne-Montannah xx

traveller and proud said...

im a 16 year old irish travelin girl and i think that she was beautiful
The only reason why most of you settled ppl say her dress was to big is because most of u wunt be able to afford it or anything like it ............
It is travelling tradition and every young girls dream to have a big white weddin dress ......
Chantell u say that (u can only feel sori for them )well i can only feel sori for u , you should all get a life and let US get on with ours ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Anonymous said...

HI AM A 16 YEAR OLD IRISH TRAVELLER ALL US TRAVELLERS LV BIG WHITE WEDDINGS AND CANT WAIT FOR OUR BIG DAY . I TOUGHT SHE WAS LOVELY BUT I TOUGHT HER DRESS WAS 2 BIG BUT SHE PULLED IT OFF

Anonymous said...

im a 16 year old traveller girl from ireland and i touhgt she looked lovely

i tought her dress was a bit over the top even do she could bearly walk right in it but she got away wit it

Anonymous said...

What is a traveler? we do not have them in australia??

letters from london said...

They are Irish people that lead a nomadic existence, primarily living in caravans. Read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_traveller

charmaine doherty said...

I am a gypsy girl my self and I do think her dress was a bit over done but thats just the way we do things and her dress was nice. The thing that made her dress nice was the fact it was so unique an big. It was her big day so if she thought it was good why should any one else say any different.
xxx charmaine xxx

Anonymous said...

im a travellin gal and the wedding dresses is beautiful!
youz all have ya own opinion but when ya can afford it why not wear it ah
xxxx louie jo xxx

Anonymous said...

im a traveller gal meslf an i do fink her dress was ova da top lyk hello wat was she finkin../. but dats nt da point so al ye buffers shove yer comments up yer fannys......booyah

Anonymous said...

I believe that most of you illiterates are gypsies! What else? Who else would wear such tasteless trash and even pay for it?