My sister is planning her wedding. She went to bridal boutiques and chain stores to try on dresses and called me, lamenting about the prices of the gowns she liked. I told her that I received a good deal on my wedding dress six years ago and “only” paid $600 for a discontinued “floor model.”
Do you know what she did?
She tried on her favorite dress, found it on-line, on the internet, and downloaded pictures. She then contracted with a company who recreated it for her. The total cost (including shipping) was $190! The original dress would have run her $800 and you simply can’t tell the difference.
We purchased my bridal bouquet for $8 at the local grocery store. We bought a lovely mixed assortment and then arranged them ourselves and wrapped with a ribbon. It was gorgeous!
After our wonderful experiences, my sister and I started a resourceful website sharing good practical ideas on how to have a wedding without the high price tags. It is www.debtfreewedding.com.
Rabbi Andrea Frank comments, “beautiful web site, well done Kristin and sister.”
Blessings to all couples planning their dream weddings debt-free!