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Couples find creative ways to recoup wedding costs

This wedding dress might be hard to find online, but others are not. (AP Photo) This wedding dress might be hard to find online, but others are not. (AP Photo)

New Orleans, La. - A tough economy means finding new ways to make ends meet.

A growing number of brides are selling their wedding gowns before they even say, "I do."   

They wear the dress for the wedding, and then sell it to another bride-to-be for a price, according to a report from AOL.

Websites, like preownedweddingdresses.com, gained in popularity after the economy tanked in 2008.  On the site, some women were able to make as much back as 50-percent of their dress' retail price.

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