Is it possible to buy a beautiful wedding dress for under $250?
The Story of the Free Wedding Dress
My grandma Margaret and grandpa Clifford were married on 3-23-1935, right in the middle of the Great Depression. She was 19, he was 30 (typical in those days). This is the story of my grandma’s free wedding dress, as told by her, in a book that I and my daughter wrote:
I had a peacock blue dress that was “donated” by Smith-Bridgeman’s (a local store). (What happened was…) My mother had made me a dress that winter out of black satin and it all creased and split. The satin just pulled apart. So my mother charged them for the ‘making” of that dress. Smith-Bridgeman’s had her take her payment back in material, so my mother decided to make me an Easter dress. Mother said, “I have the feeling that you are going to wear this for a wedding dress.” I did. It had a lace collar and cuffs. I had Navy blue shoes, purse and hat.
I still have my grandma’s purse and hat, what a treasure this is to me! She looked so happy on her wedding day, didn’t she?
My grandma and grandma were married for 56 years, so I guess it doesn’t take a dress valued at $1000s to make a happy life and a happy wife!
Here’s my wedding dress from the 1940s which I purchased at a vintage fair. The dress cost a tad bit more than grandma’s..I think I paid $245 for this satin beauty?
Do wedding dresses need to cost $5000 to look good?
You have probably seen the TLC show “Say Yes to the dress” show where brides come in with budgets of $2500+ for a dress. The show takes place in Kleinfelds in the heart of NYC. I have seen brides choose dresses for $35,000+ on that show. Well, it’s a great show to watch…but I often think to myself “Do you really need to spend THAT much for a dress for just one day?”
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Anna Shannon from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo recently bought her wedding dress for $212 from Light In the Box. LightInTheBox is a global online retail company that offers over 850 wedding dresses (yes 850) under $250! No wonder Anna Shannon was able to find just the gown that worked for her!
Beautiful Wedding dresses under $250
Take a look at these fabulous collections that I pulled together. Maybe you will find just the dress you are looking for like Anna Shannon did!
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Would you like to see Anna Shannon’s gorgeous wedding dress in action? Want to see how she looked as she walked up the aisle ? Watch the video to see the wedding was featured on the TLC’s finale episode of the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo on Aug. 14, 2014? Watch this video below: