So this suggestion is not for everyone but it is definitely a way to save money while purchasing a dress. For myself, I have always been a little weary of purchasing anything online because I like to actually hold the item in my hands, try it on, and compare next to something else that I might like. What I have learned is that I am not like everyone else because there are some individuals that will shop online because they know what they want.
Recently, I worked with a bride that KNEW what she wanted and she had the best website for me to visit when it came to dresses. Of course, I never heard of the site but when I took a look at it, the dresses were beautiful AND the best part was that they were AFFORDABLE!
She and I had a long discussion about the "what if" it arrived and it wasn't as pretty as what she was seeing online or "what if" it didn't fit her the way that she had imagined. NOONE wants to have buyer's remorse because the dress is an important purchase.
Her reasoning was simple: the dresses were inexpensive enough that if she spent $150 and it didn't look the way she wanted it to look for her wedding, then she could sell it OR use it for something else. As far as the fitting, she knew that she would have to find a great seamstress to make the dress her own.
When the dress arrived, she was so right! The dress was beautiful and fit her perfectly on her wedding day. She chose a beautiful champagne color gown with a beaded bodice and sheer sheaves with beaded detail. She was absolutely stunning on her wedding day and she payed a fraction of the price.
The funny thing is, it wasn't part of the wedding dress line; it was part of the mother of the bride line which of course can come in white as well.
Remember to think outside the box when it comes to your wedding dress but to also pay attention to reviews if you decide to purchase from a store or even a website.
Oldest ringbearer, heaviest bouquet, longest wedding train...you have got to be kidding me. I'm all about breaking records. Heck, I watch the Olympics and find it fascinating to see a man scale a building without harnesses and such BUT these people train to break records which takes a lot of time and perseverance.
Could you imagine carrying a 200lb bouquet down the aisle? if I had been asked to be the maid of honor at that wedding, I might have declined or prayed for a super short ceremony. A 1.86 mile long train, really? Could you imagine having that dressed pressed?
Some of the records were really sweet, such as the couple that has married each other 101 times or the couple that's combined ages total over 193 years.
Did you set any records at your wedding?