Saving You Money
In Saving You Money, spring is only six days away and with it comes wedding season! We all know how expensive 'the dress' can be. Tonight, a little known secret about where brides to be can get a dress for less.
The latest racks of wedding gowns were donated Thursday afternoon by a local bridal boutique. Hundreds upon hundreds of wedding dresses.
Jamie Berry, Communications Director for Goodwill says, "We have Alfred Angelo, Waters and Waters, Demetria Angelo." 90% of them surplus from Midstate bridal shops which means they're all new.
Newlywed, Ashley Egger says, "Anybody I hear who's engaged.. I recommend it!" Newlywed Ashley Egger bought her bridal gown at the Goodwill Wedding Gala. Yeah, you heard right G-W!
Egger adds, "I got there with a friend around 11pm the night before.. My fiance' came out to see me and the girls and brought us coffee and donuts and was wishing us luck."
Goodwill prices the wedding gowns at 10 to 20 percent of the original cost. Ashley's price? $139.99. This is Goodwill's 4th year selling wedding dresses. Natisha Moultry with Goodwill came up with the idea.
"Some of those dresses cost as much as $5 to $6 thousand dollars. They know they can take that money and spend it somewhere else."
Goodwill has more than 500 wedding gowns and 300 more bridesmaids, flower girl and formal dresses. "I love the flower girl dresses because Easter is on its way and these dresses can be purchased for Easter." Dresses, other than bridal gowns are $30 or less.
Berry has this tip, "Wear a body suit and tank top and leggings so you don't have to wait for a dressing room. You can try them on in the middle of the aisle."
Ashley says she didn't sacrife style or quality and she had money left over for other wedding expenses. "I thought I was going to spend a lot more than I did, but ended up getting a great deal and saved a lot of money."
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