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makeup_mBride's Attire: $777.50

A Special Touch– Dena Bathgate
$550- Dress (a real steal, considering my dress was made from dupioni silk.)
$80- corset bra- (I could have gotten this for way less if I had done my research on the brand and where to buy it. I found the same product on eBay brand new for $40!! I totally got ripped off. Boo)
$60- crinoline- (I should have borrowed someone else's or checked ebay as well. Total ripoff for a piece of netting and tulle. But the dress shop sold me these items and I didn't think about looking elsewhere.)

Garter: Julianne Smith
Free gift from Juli ($42 value)

Veil and Fascinator: Kasia Fink
Free trade- I designed her logo! ($70 value)

Jewelry: Candy's Art on Etsy
$37.50- jewelry
Shoes: Nine West: $50

Groom's Attire: $330
Suit- Brooks Brothers- $300
Shirt and Tie- $30 on sale at Belk

(I didn't include E's wedding clothes in the final total since his suit is something he can and will wear again (and already has, actually) but for the sake of keeping crazy readers who just want to point in my face when I am wrong I am disclosing what we spent on it. :-P) He already had the shoes he wore, they weren't new!

Wedding Day Attire: $1107.50


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Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

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  • omgweddingblog

    Wow!! That is insane! Your custom gown with accessories costs as much as my David’s Bridal gown with the crinoline and corset bra. (They had to custom order my corset bra though, so that wouldn’t have been the easier thing for me to find.)

  • Thank you so much for posting your budget breakdown! As I embark on the last three months before our wedding, my life seems like an endless list of things to do and to buy. It’s nice to see a successful – affordable! – wedding has come off without a hitch!

  • Those shoes are fierce!

  • April Flower

    You have to tell me where I can find those shoes! It was love at first sight! Please share =)

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