The wedding dress dread continues with price tag. I am concerned that the wedding dress is the biggest waste of money.
I just can’t get over the price tag!
You are wearing a dress you wear once, once. So the idea of spending £2000 on a dress, it just baffles me. Some of you will have already spent that money or more.
Instagram and Pinterest have a lot to answer for when it comes to dress expectations.
Is the wedding dress a waste of money?
I am going to ask you a question, except for a few close friends do you really remember the details of your friends and family’s dresses?
Because I can’t. I remember my favourite, my least favourite and my closest friends but that’s it.
My friend Jess had a gorgeous navy dress that my other friend made. It was beautiful and simple. But what I remember most about Jess’s attire was her shoes and her taco purse. She still wears every accessory today!
Money Vs Wedding dress
Getting into debt for a wedding is just not on my cards, literally!
I don’t want a black cloud following me around after the wedding day.
We have a house so we don’t need to save for a deposit. We have are trying to be practical but the money is still adding up. Weddings are ridiculously expensive especially when they are just a fancy party!
I know I want to feel amazing I do, but does money really need to be spent to achieve this? I won’t wear the dress again! I won’t cut it up and turn it into something else.
When I was a manager in jigsaw I remember a customer coming in with her friends looking for a wedding dress. She was beautiful and pixie sized and was looking for something different. I was at a loss, showed her pretty draped dresses.
she kept sighing at me because I just didn’t get it. So I showed her a beautiful suit dress with a French trim. It was grey fitted and sharp her Friends instantly agreed it was perfect.
I was baffled.
It was her dress, a grey suit dress. She looked beautiful in it but it was just a grey tailored dress. £140 she was happy as Larry.
Now I get it
Today I ordered a wedding dress from a high street store. If it’s not great I will send it back. If it’s perfect it means that a I didn’t have to spend a fortune but b I don’t have to stand in front of my Danettes and feel unhappy. This also means that I will not have that wedding dress experience but hey if it’s perfect I can take my Danettes out for a meal instead!
I would really prefer to have a beautiful pair of Jimmy Choos instead of a gorgeous dress I will wear once.
Is it a waste of money?
No, not if you have the money it is definitely not. I would hate to regret my wedding dress. The bargain hunter in me is hoping that this dress will be amazing. I will miss out on the trying on experience but as you know I am a bit fearful of that as well. If the dress is not right then I will have to hunt for a new one anyway.
Fingers cross it suits me!