Obviously when people think of “wedding” and “dress” they think of the elegant white dress the bride wears when she walks down the aisle. What you don’t always think of are all the “other” dresses the bride wears to the various events that generally accompany a wedding.
Besides the dress I bought for engagement photos, I’ve purchased two “wedding related” dresses. At the start of the planning process I promised myself that I was NOT going to spend tons of money on items like these, and I think I did a pretty good job. I did spend a little more money than I usually might, but I didn’t go completely crazy. I think I a reasonable amount of money for some events that will only happen once (in honor of Mr.O and me anyway).
I bought this dress on sale at an awesome little boutique in town called Cole Couture. At the time my mom and I were toying with the idea of a getaway dress, and this one caught my eye. As soon as I got it on I knew it’d be the perfect bridal shower dress. On sale it was around $45.
|Please excuse my no makeup face andcrazy hair! / Personal Photo|
I got this dress on a whim. Mr.O and I were walking around downtown Thomasville when I begged him to go into this boutique called Ally B’s with me. He was a great sport and waited patiently for me to try on this dress. I loved it instantly, and I could tell he did, too. It cinches me at the waist, has a unique neckline, and is one of my best colors. I decided to get it to wear to the rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, and our welcome get-together party at the bar! This one ended up being $60.
I am now not only excited to wear my wedding dress, but excited to wear my party dresses, too!
Did anyone else “invest” a little money in a wedding related dress other than their wedding dress?