bum bum bum BUM….
(yippee, I love that word!)
Here’s my reasoning:
(or not for very cheaply at least)
Commence actual blog post about my dress finding experience –>
Want to get a sneak peek at my dress?
too bad, you can’t see it! Actually, I’d love to share its beauty with all of you, but Mr. is way too internet savvy and he’d probably take a sneak peek as well…
NO WAY JOSE!
however, I will share the story of how I found “The Dress”:
I wanted to check out several consignment shops in the area so my mom and I made a day of it.
This was the first stop.
It’s the cutest little place.
Kind of small, but they also carry bridesmaids, flower girl, and mother of the bride dresses.
*Just make sure you have the right mindset when you head to your first bridal consignment place.
This isn’t shopping at Carolina Herrera.
What you see is what you get.
They can’t get things in different sizes and different colors.
“Only one” means… only one.
but, if you keep an open mind and plan well in advance so you can stop in several shops, several different times until you find “the one“…
then your hard work will be rewarded!
The first one I tried on was perfect.
A few sizes too big, but simple and different!
My mum, the smart thinker that she is, mentioned it to the owner though, and the owner knocked the price down even more!
No bargaining, no arguing… just friendly talk about the stains 🙂
Since I still wasn’t 100% sure…
My mom and I went to a different consignment shop after lunch… just to make sure I wasn’t missing out.
I wasn’t worried about having a “moment” were you realize THIS IS IT!!!
I know my own fickle mind well enough that I knew I had to exhaust my options to be completely satisfied I had truly gotten “the dress”.
Turns out the first one I tried on really was the one… so we snatched it up!
This is me (duh) carrying “the dress” out to the car.
So… in my opinion, if you want to make smart decisions with your wedding budget one of the biggest things you can save on is the dress…
I’m just sayin’