Often, it is difficult to decide whether to wear a family gown or buy something brand new. When we met for her initial consultation. She was concerned that some family members thought she had unrealistic expectations, thinking she could fit her modern-day plus-size body into the same dress tailored for her Grandmother's 26" waist. They encouraged her to look at contemporary gowns. She found they lacked the enormous full skirt and sentiment of her Grandmother's dress. Seeing the price of modern gowns was quite a shock to her mother who had bought her own dress at a shop going out of business for $100. Even Grandma Jean only paid $150 for her gown, though in 2016 dollars that $150 has the buying power of roughly $1223, which is not an unrealistic price for a modern wedding gown.