Yes it is possible to get a beautiful bridal look without breaking the budget. That is why I decided to open my bridal consignment shop. I have shopped in consignment stores for years. Admittedly some are better than others when it comes to the selection and condition the clothes. In the right store you can even get brand new with tags pieces.
I absolutely love it when brides find their dream dress. I had a bride just recently who came in and was “just looking”. As soon as I put on the veil she knew. She cried, her friend cried and I got chills. It was awesome.
Brand new with tags David’s Bridal style # V9263. Satin corset ball gown with beaded lace appliques, organza pick-up skirt, and lace-up back. Original price $599. At my consignment boutique $450.
Matching veil and tiara are also available.
One of the places I “yard sale” is at my mother’s house when I get a chance to go out to Ohio to see her. The prices are great (free) and she has a basement full of things. One of the last times I was there I found these lanterns. One was black and the other a bronze or gold color. To make them more “wedding like”, I spray painted them white.
I then added some crystals, ribbon and pillar candles to complete the look. You could use any color ribbons, flowers or candles to match your wedding colors. They would look great as part of an outdoor ceremony space in a tree, or even as an accent for your reception space.
These would make great décor or accent pieces at your wedding reception. Get some frames from a yard sale or a thrift store and paint them to match or compliment your wedding colors. You could put flowers in them hang crystals from the inside or even use tulle with lights. After the wedding repaint them to use them in your house or keep them the colors of the wedding as a reminder of the day.