- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
I went out looking for a wedding dress yesterday with a couple of friends. We went to Erie, PA. For those of you who’ve seen my (two) wedding posts, we are having a backyard wedding. The decor is going to be beautiful, and I’m really looking forward to celebrating the start of our marriage at the home we have built together.
Now, that said – I’m not cheap, but I am … frugal, in some ways. We make decent money and we work very hard for it. I’m not afraid to pay good money for nice things, but I also went into shopping for a wedding dress yesterday with $300ish dollars in mind.
I knew I didn’t want a fancy ball gown with 30 yards of fabric, but I wanted something beautiful. I love lace. I was really skeptical when we went into David’s Bridal – but then I tried on this dress…
and jeesh. I loved it. It’s perfect, beautiful – it has pockets! But it’s $549+tax. The only alterations it needs would be to shorten it. It fits like a dream otherwise.
But double the price I’d planned on spending on a dress. It’s hard to justify. I want to keep looking, but I’m so preoccupied by that darn dress.
I know $600 is nothing compared to what some spend on their wedding gowns, and that’s okay – it’s a matter of what we are personally comfortable with, or can afford. I’m having trouble swallowing the price.
Do any of you ladies have advice on places I could find this dress, or a similar dress for cheaper? I haven’t found any used online, but I think someone here might know of places to look that I don’t.
Part of me wishes I’d never tried that darn dress on! 🙂 Because there’s one at another bridal shop being held for me right now for $180 (similar, lace, but sweetheart neckline and tea length) but I’m so unenthused about it because I love this one.