The hunt for the dresses
What to wear to four weddings and 3 rehearsal dinners?This is our social life, for the year at least, as far as dressing up goes.
Here are the details:
wedding 1 semi formal
wedding 2 cocktail attire
wedding 3 black tie husband will wear a tux
wedding 4 not very formal at all
I hope over the next couple of weeks that I can find 4 dresses for the weddings themselves and 3 dresses for the rehearsal dinners. Oh my budget…. Just $250.00. That’s right for 7 dresses and 4 of them are party dresses. Can I do it? Can I buy a dress for around $34 each. Why, Yes I can!!!
UPDATE: Mission is complete!! I actually spent $29.56 per dress (be reminded that includes 3 Vera Wang dresses, 1 Tahari dress, 1 Sigrid Olson dress, 1 BCBG dress, and 1 Banana Republic dress!!! That is 7 designer dresses for a total of $206.96
I hope my fashion edition will help you find that one special dress for LESS much LESS because it is not what you SAVE it is what you SPEND. I am finding seven dresses to show you that budget shopping for high end dresses is not a fluke but a skill.
Here is what I found for Wedding #1
Sigrid Olson dress- I found this baby at Goodwill for $4.00. Do I have to wear it twice? It cost less than the starbucks I gave up? I am just kidding, but it hardly seems worth the $6.00 to dry clean it. It is silk and was in perfect condition. I used my dryell and my steamer to make sure it is in perfect condition for wedding #3. That is right I can’t decide what to wear to my sister in laws wedding. I bought a dress prior to being sick with samonella and it is now huge on me, so I consigned it. I have 3 weeks wish me luck!!
Black VERA WANG Lavender Label Dress New with Tags small spot which I removed with a little dish soap. Tags read $595.00 paid $80.00 with shipping LOVE EBAY. When I saw this dress it was lust at first site. I know Vera Wang fits me, I had one of her designs for my wedding dress. I have also worn a couple of her other dresses over the years so I was confident when I bid on this dress. I also had a plan if the white stain did not come out… black marker option one and option 2 was to sew on some beading. That is right I was willing to make some design updates if I had too. I know risky but this is the dress I had in my closet and I wore it to a VERY fancy wedding at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida. I will wear this dress to my other formal wedding because it is amazing and it fits 🙂
I Bought a purple Vera Wang dress on Ebay $39.99 and $8.00 for shipping.
I decided to wear a dress I had in my closet to the rehersal $19.99 Sam’s club BCBG
You may remember it from Fashion friday. I usually try to make outfits for $20.00!!!
Wedding #4 The final Dress
I bid on this little black Vera Wang number. I won with a bid of $19.99 then I paid just $5.00 in shipping. It is new with tags. I have this adorable vintage pin that was my grandmothers to make it mine. I am also wearing these awesome nine west leopard shoes ($2.50 at Goodwill also brand new). I mean a designer dress and shoes for less than $30.00
Total spent: $206.96