According to a study that surveyed 15,000 couples in 2021, the average cost of a wedding dress in that year was $1,800. That's 450 cups of coffee at Starbucks! Or 4.5 good quality vacuums! Or, well, you get the picture — it's simply a f**k ton of money.
No judgment if you're someone who wants to ball out for your special day, but I have some GREAT news for the brides on a budget. You can get an incredibly gorgeous dress for a just-as-beautiful price at a thrift store! If you don't believe me, check out these 14 dresses that people thrifted for $100 or less (sourced from r/ThriftStoreHauls):
1."I was starting to lose hope that I’d be able to thrift my wedding dress. I bought this today for $60! With alterations and a cleaning, it still comes in far under what I would have paid for something a lot more simple. I’m in love!"
2."My friend guided me to a charity shop that had a donation of brand new wedding dresses from a boutique. This had £1,595 on the tag. I got it for £25, and it fits like a glove!"
3."The wedding dress of my dreams (and in my size) for $40 at Goodwill."
4."Got married in my $30 wedding dress. Thanks, Goodwill!"
5."I got my dream wedding dress for $35."
6."A $40 thrifted vintage lace wedding dress. I’m eloping in July, and it fits perfectly!"
7."Found my $300 dream wedding dress at a store called Treasure Hunt for $20!! And it fits like a GLOVE! 😍"
8."It needs some alterations, but I bought my wedding dress today for $25!!!"
9."Found my wedding dress for a grand total of $6.40!!"
10."I would also like to jump on the bandwagon and show off my $20 wedding dress."
11."Found this beautiful Sottero & Midgley wedding dress for $25 at Goodwill today!"
12."I got this dress for $100 at the thrift store 😮. What do you think?"
13."Scored for $3! I'm thinking of using it as the wedding dress for my casual wedding. 💕"
14.And finally, "Vintage $1 wedding dress!!! Now, if only I had a groom..."