Monday, November 1, 2010

Something Blue....

Happy Monday Budget Brides!!!

As many of you may or may not know I am moonlighting as a Wedding Dress Consultant at a bridal shop in NYC. I really love this position as it gives me an opportunity to have some real initmate time with brides. Well this Saturday I had the pleasure of helping a bride named Ramona who for unforseen circumstances has to get married in a hurry. Usually when brides come in at the last minute (Ramona's wedding is on Tuesday, November 2nd) they have a very limited budget (under $300). So Ramona, her fiance and myself went through the racks to find the perfect dress under $400. Together we picked about 6 or 7 dresses within her price range and headed to the dressing room. As Ramona hopped in and out of the dresses I could tell that none of them were really THE DRESS. So I went and pull another dress that was right up her alley and she LOVED it. Now it was time to finish the look. Since her budget was really small I showed Ramona our blushers to use in the place of a veil and a nice pearl earring and necklace set for her jewelry. Then out of nowhere she said I need my something blue. I was a little taken a back since the couple was from Romania and committed to doing a justice of peace ceremony with just the two of them.

Below is a picture of the dress that Ramona fell in love with.

Ramona's Dress $249

So I recommended that she purchase a little hankie that was baby blue and pin it to the inside of her dress. However, on my way home I began to think about what something blues can a bride get in a short time and at a good price.

Below are a few items that I found from various online retailers that would go perfect with her dress.

Fantasy Jewelry Box Adeline's Vintage Style Statement Necklaces $63.95

So Budget Brides, how many months before your wedding did you purchase your wedding dress? Did you follow all of the wedding traditions (Old, New, Borrowed, Blue)? What was your something blue?



Miss JD said...

I bought my dress 9 months before my wedding but I haven't thought about what I am going to do for my something blue yet!

I am not really a "blue" person so it'll be hard for me to find something but hopefully I'll know it when I see it ;)

Bicoastal Bride said...

How awesome that you were able to help her! I'm seriously thinking about trying to moonlight as a consultant, too, especially since I may unfortunately lose my current day job after these crazy elections tomorrow. Love your something blue picks, too!

Libby said...

This post BLUE me away! Adding a beautiful bold accessory for the "something blue" is a fabulous idea. It proves the bride to be daring and trendy. LOVE the idea, almost as much as those shoes! :)

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