Meet the $8,000 pantsuit for your big gay wedding

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Excuse us for our indulgence. Gay couples have been waiting on marriage equality for quite some time. So of course an $8,000 couture pantsuit for the big gay wedding is the perfect way to satiate the pent up desire to gay marry.

Or at least that's the hope of Impression Bridal, a Houston-based company ready to take your gay dollars for that perfect wedding gown. Or pantsuit.

Via the Houston Chronicle:

Several wedding businesses have begun catering to their new potential customers. Impression Bridal, a Houston-based chain, introduced a pantsuit line for the LGBT community about a year ago. The price ranges from around $800 to $8,000, the latter being a custom-made couture pantsuit.

“Brides were requesting it in stores,” said Christine Nokta, public relations director for Impression Bridal. “We had to alter wedding dresses and turn them into pantsuits.”

Because lesbians can desire couture at the same time they eschew gowns.

In some weddings both women wear dresses. Other couples want pantsuits. Either way, Nokta said, the bridal store is expecting an increase in business.

“Two dresses, that's better than one as far as we're concerned,” she said.

Not missing an opportunity, Impression Bridal reminded LGBT brides of their options as soon as the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage.

 

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Congratulations to all of the brides who began planning their weddings today <3 If you're shopping for a bridal…

Posted by Impression Bridal on Friday, June 26, 2015

 

With dresses and pantsuits that pricey, it's little wonder that gay marriages will bring an estimated $181 million economic impact to Texas. Some 23,000 LGBT couples across the state are expected to wed in the next three years. They started in Houston as soon as the court issued its historic ruling and haven't stopped yet.

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