Monday, April 11, 2005

I'm allowed to look, right?

I'm not planning on getting married anytime soon, but if the unthinkable were to happen and Mr. Wonderful suddenly appears, this is the dress I'd pick. You can't tell from the picture, but it's tea length (above the ankles) and comes in a choice of white or ivory. I'm not sure, but ivory would probably look better with my skin tone. The best part: it's only $299 and my mom gets a discount at David's Bridal.

Example

I've been to my share of weddings where the bride's dress costs at least $750, the reception with 500 guest probably totals at least $10,000 (I'm just guessing, probably on the low side) and that's not counting the photographer, limos, flowers, church/justice of the peace, hair and makeup. In my perfect fantasy world, Mr. Wonderful and I, along with our closest friends and family would get hitched in a small, yet meaningful ceremony and have a lovely reception at a warm, cozy restaurant...I'm talking about White Castle, of course.

Jennifer Wonderful? I'm keeping my maiden name.

4 comments:

Julie said...

Last summer, I went to TWO $50,000+ weddings (one a commitment ceremony, believe it or not) and one $1,500 wedding. The $1,500 one was by far the best of the three.

Vavoom said...

When I got married the whole thing was a financial circus. You're right on target -- saving money on a nice dress is a good start.

ago-go said...

i love how you're picking out your dress, that's so cute!

back when i was 14, my mom and i were in a store and i tried on this gorgeous antique wedding dress. it was so beautiful she almost bought it for me even though i wasn't legal. 14 years later, i'm still no closer to getting married, although now i think i'd do a coloured dress, blue maybe...i'd be way too worried about spills in white. plus, frugal me wants to be able to wear it again!

Egan said...

That's a cheap price for a dress and let's just not go there on what my wife's cost. All I can say is Manhattan and custom made.