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It seems the wedding industry is plus size clubbing dresses taking another hit . This time it's David's Bridal, the 62-year old retail chain, who is trying to find a mate to tie the knot with . Private-equity shops Leonard Green Partners and TPG Capital have put the retailer on the auction block and recently have taken first-round bids on the chain of 300-plus stores including the New York City stores . There are several interested private-equity firms who have been told they have made it to the next round of the auction .

While Leonard Green and TPG are hoping for a premium price for the nations only wedding dress chain, those dreams may be left at the altar . celebrity inspired prom dress Unless the action picks up in subsequent bidding rounds, David's Bridal, founded in 1950 in Ft . Lauderdale, Fla ., will itself be sold at a discount purchase .

In April 2010, David's Bridal announced an exclusive partnership with Vera Wang for gowns priced under $1,500 . In December 2011 David's Bridal let go of Priscilla of Boston, some say in an effort to make more room for the 'expected boom' of 'White by Vera Wang' and girls flocking to the discount store for these lower priced gowns .


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Wang had been the go-to wedding dress designer for the power set for years and most recently Kim Kardashian low price homecoming dresses . Of course their dresses were not from the discount brand but Vera's full-priced store . The dresses were then re-worked for David's Bridal and while they didn't carry the sky-high price tags of those used by the celebrities, they did raise the average price of the gown at the chain . The average price paid for wedding dresses across the industry has risen from $1,056 in 2006 to $1,289 in 2011, according to Brides magazine . Even Vera may not be able to save this marriage open back prom dresses . unique homecoming dress

It seems this is just the latest blow to the wedding industry and rumor has it, this is just the beginning . Times are changing (just like a second or third dress) and if the industry doesn't prepare, it will just be the bridesmaid and no longer the bride .

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