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Updated 11:29 AM EDT, Tue, Jun 16, 2020

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Chinese Dressmakers Create Possible World’s Longest Wedding Gown

China's entry to Guinness World Records: Longest Wedding Gown

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Chinese dressmakers in Chengdu go the extra-mile and add more train to a wedding dress to ensure that it breaks the world record for the longest wedding gown ever made.

In time for China's National Day celebration, dressmakers from Chengdu in China's southwestern province of Sichuan created a wedding gown with a train extending more than four kilometers (two and a half miles).

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According to reports, the dress was worn by bride Jing Mei in a pre-wedding photo shoot a week before professing her vows with groom Ye Yuan at a picturesque flower field in Chengdu City on Sept. 24.

"It started off as a mad idea and then we thought we could actually make it happen. We're both delighted with the result and we are definitely going to contact the Guinness World Records to get them to agree that this is an official record breaking dress," she stated.

The gown, which costs around 40,000 yuan (or US$6,500), is exactly 4,100 meters long and weighs about 120 pounds. Its train is made of a single-layered mesh expanding to about 1.5 meters wide.

Though the train is very simple and had not been embellished with intricate designs, it took dressmakers from Chengdu about a month to finish it.

Reports stated that the couple is currently working on applying for a Guinness World Record to be recognized for the world's longest wedding gown.

The Huffington Post reported that the current title holder for the longest wedding gown was Romanian model Emma Dumitrescu. Her gown was recorded to reach about 1.85 miles long, which she wore for a promotional event of a wedding affair in Bucharest in Romania.

According to the Guinness World Record's website, the current record holder for the longest wedding dress train measured 2488.65 meters long and was created by Dutch dressmaker Lichel van den Ende on Dec. 22, 2009.

However, a disclaimer on the site stated that records posted online may not be updated.

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