To elaborate further on Melania’s dress, it obviously took quite a while to create. According to Vogue, it took the Christian Dior brand 550 hours to make her dress. Meeting the strict deadline and with it being a high society event, it was not easy to do.
Her train alone was 13-feet long and a 16-foot veil. The dress weighed a total of 60 pounds – insane! We aren’t surprised that she didn’t wear the dress after the reception.
Helen Louise Herron Taft’s Got Married in the Comfort of Her Home
Helen Louise Herron “Nellie” Taft and William Howard Taft married on June 19, 1886. The wedding ceremony took place at Nellie’s parents’ home in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her dress was a short-sleeved gown with her hair styled into a beautiful up-do with a decorative accent that matched her dress. While on their honeymoon, the two visited New York City and Sea Bright, New Jersey. Following that, they traveled to Europe for a total of three months.
Helen had become the First Lady of the United States when Cleveland took office as the president in 1909 and served through 1913.
Melania Trump’s Luxurious Wedding Gown
Melania Knauss married Donald Trump in 2005, prior to him becoming president. Her dress of choice was made by the designer Dior and had 300 feet of tulle. The dress came with a hefty price tag too. It was somewhere between $100,000 and $200,000 to create. Not only was the price large, so was the dress.
The dress was so heavy that she was told to have a full meal before walking down the aisle so she could handle carrying the weight of the fabric and its accouterments. It had more than 1,500 pearls and rhinestones. The dress was so big that she couldn’t even sit in a chair, she had to sit on a bench instead.
Melania Wore Vera Wang for Her Second Dress
Once the two had exchanged their wedding vows, Melania stepped out of her amazing Christian Dior gown and stepped into a Vera Wang dress. Of course, her Dior gown screamed everything extravagant, but the Vera Wang dress showed off her very model-like figure.
It hugged her body ever so perfectly and went straight down to the floor, with a slit that came up to her knee.
Edith Wilson Was One of Her Husband's Advisers
President Woodrow Wilson met Edith Bolling Galt a year after his wife passed away. She was also married but her husband had also passed away in 1908. The two married on December 18, 1915, in Washington, D.C. It was thought by many that Wilson would not be elected for a second term due to his quick courtship to Edith.
However, he was inaugurated for the second time in March of 1917. Edith proved to be an invaluable advisor to her husband during his second term, which included the beginning of WWI.