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FINAL Dress try-on..... with Ebay flowers

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olyelr

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So, I almost never post up but have been lurking for months now... I am getting married on Valentine''s Day! OMG, that is 5 days away!

Most of my wedding ''stuff'' has come from Ebay so for you cheap-ies like me out there.... here''s the result so far! The dress was off of Craigslist, used for $40. I did the alterations (I''m SO glad that my mom taught me to sew). The bouquet is from Ebay - $10 including shipping - and came with matching boutinerre. I went to Walmart and spent $1.50 on the pink and orange accent flowers. (yes, all the flowers are fake) The veil (not in the pic) was $10 from ebay, shipped. **the red ski pants I already owned** Total outfit cost = $61.50.


FYI, the wedding is not traditional - we are getting married in a mass wedding at Loveland Ski area in Colorado. After vows, we ski down and attend the free reception at the bottom (they provide the cake, food, and booze and guests are $15 each).

PSers - Thanks for all the DIY tips. I did my own STDs and Invites and they were great! Now I wait to use all this stuff....
 

akw94

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Wow, I''m impressed! The dress and bouquet are very pretty!! I am definitely going to look on Craigslist, I never even thought of that. Congrats on accomplishing so much for such an inexpensive cost!!

Good luck and have a wonderful wedding!!!
 

sumbride

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Awesome! You look great!!! Are your shoulders going to be bare? brr!!! The red ski pants are definitely a nice touch!
 

olyelr

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Okay... so I also bought a white down coat with a fur collar - so I'm not freezing. It was $30 on Overstock.com! :)

 

Independent Gal

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Fantastic! And what a fun way to get married. You look absolutely gorgeous. And from one "smart shopper" to another ... you did good!
 

aquarius_ser

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You are a perfect example that you don''t have to spend a lot of money to look gorgeous!!!! Have fun!
 

KimberlyH

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Date: 2/9/2007 10:32:50 AM
Author: aquarius_ser
You are a perfect example that you don''t have to spend a lot of money to look gorgeous!!!! Have fun!
Ditto! And what a fun way to get married.
 

AChiOAlumna

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Date: 2/9/2007 9:50:49 AM
Author:olyelr
The dress was off of Craigslist, used for $40.
The bouquet is from Ebay - $10 including shipping - and came with matching boutinerre.
$1.50 on the pink and orange accent flowers.
The veil (not in the pic) was $10 from ebay, shipped.
Enjoying the process & remembering the day.....PRICELESS!!!!

You look great!!
What a fun way to budget out your wedding. It looks like you're really enjoying being a bride! Congrats!
 
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