Admit it, every time you drive by the Goodwill or Salvation Army and see the frayed wedding dresses standing somewhat pathetically in the window, you think “Who actually buys those?”
Well, I don’t know about buying, but what’s the harm in a little window shopping?
Reasons why you should buy your wedding dress at the Salvation Army:
- In Kleinfeld Bridal those employees would be jumping down your throats, right? We’ve all seen Say Yes to the Dress. It’s like, back off guys! But the thirty-something employee behind the counter of the Salvation Army didn’t even look up as my sister Lauren and I staggered to the dressing room under piles of satin and tulle.
- The dress cost $99. Hello? It’s a steal!
- In bridal stores they just assume that the only thing you need is a dress. What if you need a leather jacket? Or a pair of killer high heels? Or a new lamp? Problem solved at the Salvation Army.
- After you walk down that aisle, you can bring the dress right back to where you bought it for some other lovely bride to wear. A dress that keeps on giving.
- So much more.
I’m still a long way off from any “I do”s (Anyone on the fence about their desire to get down on one knee – now is a good time, I just found a cheap dress that I look good in).
But when my wedding bells finally ring, and they ask me “Who are you wearing?! Who are you wearing?!” I’ll just wink and say, “That’s between me and the Army. The Army of Salvation.”