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When it comes to saving money on weddings, sometimes you need to think outside the box – Can you guess where I bought my Bridesmaids dresses?
Wedding are so expensive – even the most die hard super savvy of money savers can go over budget (I know, because I’m one of them!) While in the end I did wish I had spent more money on our wedding and not been quite so cheap and cheerful with some of it, I did also find some massive bargains along the way.
In this post I want to talk about my bridesmaids dresses, where they came from and how much they cost. In the run up to our wedding I was in a lot of wedding groups on Facebook (Facebook is great for saving money on things and making money on things) where every aspect of weddings were discussed at length.
Someone found these dresses, thought they were a steal and asked if they’d be good for anyone else. I loved them. They were 100% what I was looking for and after sending pictures of them to my three grown up bridesmaids I went ahead and ordered them.
Online the colour was a little off but in person they were much, much better than I had expected. All my bridesmaids liked them (thank god!) and only one of them needed to be taken up.
So, here we are. I am going to post some pictures of the dresses in see if you can guess where they were from.
(HINT: They are not from China)
Here’s the first pic.
I had been considering multi-way dresses anyway as my Bridesmaids were all different shapes and sizes – this style of dress gives flexibility while allowing everyone to still have the same dress while looking slightly different.
This is a picture of the dress from the website where I bought it. I did feel it was a bit of a risk ordering dresses online without actually seeing them in person first but I could always have sent them back if I was unhappy with them. Luckily for me the risk paid off and I was really happy.
Anyway, time for the big reveal. I bought these dresses from ……. TESCO.
Yup. They came from Tesco’s F&F range and were just £25 each, half price in the the sale. I also ordered them through TopCashback earning me a further £10 in cashback and taking the dresses down to just £22.50 a dress. Bargain!
When hunting for a bridesmaids dress Tesco is one of the last places on earth I would have thought to look. Had someone else not pointed these out to me it’s not somewhere I would have even considered.
Top Tips for getting Bridesmaids dresses for less
- Think outside the box. Dresses don’t have to come from an expensive bridal shop to be good quality. Many supermarkets now have bridal ranges that offer both quality and value, as I proved above.
- Consider mismatched dresses rather than the same pricey dress for every bridesmaid.
- If you have time on your side and are planning on a wedding a year two ahead look for bridesmaids dresses at the end of wedding season. Try August and September for the best bargains.
- Not everyone has to be Bridesmaids to be involved in your big day. Alternative ideas including asking friends to readings or to be your something blue.