One thing that I oddly wasn’t worried about being able to find something I could afford was a wedding dress. I know a few people who have managed to find things for really good prices. My future sister-in-law went the eBay route. Her dress cost $100, and she spent another ~$200 on tailoring.
A co-worker’s niece lucked out with a new dress. Apparently David’s Bridal has some pretty epic clearance sales. She got a new dress for $99. I had to see for myself.
I had a few ground rules I had set for myself. I’ve seen enough “Say Yes to the Dress” to know that things can get emotional quickly.
- I went in with the attitude that I was going to be wearing this dress for under 2 hours, max. I tried to think of things in a “cost/hour” way.
- No matter how pretty the dress, if it was out of my price range, I wasn’t going to try it on. I know people fall in love with dresses all the time, and I didn’t want to have the heartbreak of one costing more than I could afford.