Site Review: Couture Wedding Dress Steals
May 22, 2006
Finally â€“ an independent source outside the Wedding Industrial Complex to find real deals on pre-owned wedding dresses. Having been a â€œbride-to-beâ€ for a little while now, I find myself at once fascinated and repelled by the whole money-sucking industry that has sprung up around what is a sacred, personal day in a coupleâ€™s life together. Donâ€™t get me wrong, I salivate over bridal porn as much as the next princess. Trust me, Iâ€™m all about having the fairytale dress on my big day. The question is, do I really want to shell out the equivalent of a 3-week luxury honeymoon in Europe for something Iâ€™ll wear for about 5 hours? According to preownedweddingdresses.com, that means a â€œusedâ€ dress has been â€œusedâ€ for all of about 300 minutes. At that rate, the Melissa Sweet ensemble Iâ€™ve been oogling will run me 20 bucks a minute! Hmmm. Alternatively, I can still dress like a princess, spend half the money, and save the rest to squander on monogrammed napkins.
This site has an extensive and quality selection of gorgeous dresses from first-rate designers like Vera Wang and Monique Lhuillier. Dresses are listed, thankfully, by the sellerâ€™s street size and not their â€œweddingâ€ dress size which in my experience can only be calculated with an abacus and a shot of tequila. Have a ball in fancy salons playing dress up, figure out what styles you love, and then snag one for half off or more at preownedweddingdresses.com. They donâ€™t call us Bridezillas for nothing.
This gorgeous Vera Wang Gathered Strapless Mermaid Dress is available on the site now for $3500 – nearly half the orginal price. Someone snap it up!