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Cheap Wedding Gown

In the current economy, a young couple tying the knot would do well to watch their purse strings.  The wedding dress remains the centerpiece of the nuptial accoutrements, and maybe be single most important clothing purchase of your life. Nonetheless, that doesn’t mean you have to go into debt to look your best. Today, affordable bridal gowns can be obtained by choosing vintage wedding dresses or shopping for discount bridal gowns online.

Various online shops abound with opportunities for a cheap wedding dress. Locating a winter wedding dress or plus size wedding gowns require a little more perseverance, but the lower demand for these items tends to keep the prices low.

A Cautionary Tale

A lot of Bridezilla stories have roots in a friend or family member overestimating their tailoring ability, and creating a generous but misestimated offer to sew a bridal gown from scratch.The consequence can be an embarrassingly poor fit, the inexpert seamstress sensing imposed upon, and in numerous cases, a lasting rift between good friends.

My bride to be friend picked out a sexy strapless wedding dress which complemented her well-endowed figure. The dress was part of an ensemble including a lace jacket which would provide a little more modesty, but $800 for the jacket alone seemed excessive.  I suggested that my 21-year-old daughter, who makes her own clothes, could make the jacket for $200.That constituted my first error.  

When the bride showed up for the fitting, she didn’t bring the wedding dress (which was at the bridal shop being tailored, so the jacket was fitted over her street clothes.  After my daughter finished it the day before the wedding, it turned out to be so loose and ill fitting that the bride started crying and threw it away.  My daughter had already cached and spent the bride’s check, and made the excuses that she had never worked with lace before, and that the bride was at fault for failing to bring the wedding dress to the jacket fitting.

She wore the bridal gown without the jacket. I caught a bridesmaid’s gossip that she was concerned that the bride would pop out of the top of her gown. At my boyfriend’s encouragement, I ended up writing the bride a check for $200. It’s hard to pin down who was at fault, but for the sake of a friendship I valued, I accepted responsibility.


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