I bought my wedding gown! I went to the Filene’s Basement Running of the Brides Sale and found my gown for $249 – far less than the original $1,000 price tag! We’ve been using the wedding budget calculator at www.theknot.com to plan our budget, and the calculator allowed $1,500 for my gown (with alterations). My gown will still need to be cleaned, altered and repaired (there are a few tiny beads that need to be re-attached), but even with all that I will still be waaaay under budget!
My gown is a satin semi-cathedral Alfred Angelo gown with glass and sterling silver beadwork. It fit like a dream and is the most beautiful gown I could have ever found. And I beat our budget by 85%! To top off the deal, I paid for it with a rewards card, which we will pay off as soon as the bill comes in.