Married People Say That Wedding Dresses Cost More Than They Should
When it comes to weddings, most brides don't care about how much things cost, as long as they get their special day perfect. However, after all is said and done and they look at their bank account, most married people have regrets about how much they have spent for just one day of bliss. In this video married people reveal one of the things that they feel they wasted their money on.
Weddings can be very expensive with all of the flowers, the catering, the favors, etc. After all is said and done, married people reflect on those expenses and offer advice on what not to waste your money on.
We can't emphasize this enough: Don't buy an expensive wedding dress. "It's such a waste of money," says Jenifer Gay, owner of Blue Flamingo Weddings. "There are lots of consignment bridal stores and stores who buy last season's leftovers and sell them reasonable discounted," she says. "And you can rent them."
Even other wedding vendors agree that you could stand to spend less on the dress. Let's face it, it is something you will only wear for a couple of hours and then never again. Why spend thousands and thousands of dollars on something that you can just rent for the day and then bring it back. Wedding dresses are also typically very large and take up a lot of space to store for....the rest of your life. Why would you spend thousands on something that you have to find space for for the rest of your life. Are you ever going to wear it again? Probably not.
We asked a wedding florist, who asked to remain anonymous, what couples regret spending money on when they get married. The dress was the first on her list. "You can get them for less then $1000.00 off the racks, but brides spend thousands," she says. "And then you wear it once and you have to store it forever?" "I think the dress is an expense that keeps on taking. At least you can throw out the flowers."
One very popular new trend for brides is to have a "Trash the Dress" photo shoot after the wedding. At least this gives the dress more meaning as it can be used twice, but there is something to say about society nowadays when someone can spend thousands on a bunch of fabric just to put it on and sit in posing for a photo, or shred it up and roll in the mud!
So if you are a bride to be and are looking for your perfect dress, just remember that the perfect dress may cause you some regret in the future. Don't spend half you wedding budget on something that will only bring you joy for a few hours and then sit in your closet for the rest of your life! Look around at consignment shops, thrift stores or even online for last years stock. You are going to be beautiful no matter what you wear, and your husband would love you even if you wore rags down the aisle.