- 10 years ago
- Wedding: May 2009
I wrote a post last week about how my fiance had accidently seen a picture of my in the David’s Bridal dress I bought. I was thankful for all of your encouraging words, but couldn’t help investigating another way to ensure the surprise would be all he’d hoped for. Over the summer when I began to look at dresses, I tried to find this charity gown sale one of my colleagues had told me about: Brides Against Breast Cancer. However, at that time, there were no dates listed in my area. During my momentary freak-out after he had seen the picture, I looked up the sale again and wouldn’t you know it, but there was an LA sale the following week. It was perfect because I am a teacher and the first day of the sale began at 5pm. I could rush over after school and look for a designer dress marked down between $99-799. I registered for the event and coaxed my Maid/Matron of Honor to join. I was super-nervous, but reasoned that if I didn’t find a dress, I would embellish the one I had and just tell him I found a new one (that way he would still think it was a surprise). I arrived at the sale early, as I was told there would be a line, but the doors were open and only a few women were inside. I went in and began my search. no more than 20 minutes later, I was jumping up and down in THE dress! I felt that bride feeling I had been waiting for. The best part? Originally, this dress was priced at $3,300. I got it for $600. WOW! Before, I settled for the DB dress because I was trying to save money, but now, I have a georgous dress that I love more than any other, AND I saved money. Yes, now I have two dresses, but I will either sell or donate the other one (tax write-off, anyone??). Here is a link to my dress on brides.com so you can see my baby: http://www.brides.com/fashion/dresses/gallery/wedding_dresses/runway/designer/carmelasutera/detail/122709?offset=82#_chip=0
Go to http://bridesagainstbreastcancer.org/ to find a gown sale in your area!