‘You can’t even tell!’ Thrifty bride reveals how she saved hundreds of dollars after buying her bridesmaids dresses for $25 from KMART
- An Australian bride bought her bridesmaids dresses from Kmart to save money
- Danielle Young said she was originally going to buy Shona Joy dresses for $240
- But after finding the new dresses at Kmart she said she couldn’t pass up the cost
- By purchasing inexpensive dresses from Kmart, Danielle saved close to $720
An Australian bride has shared how she managed to save hundreds of dollars on her wedding day by purchasing her bridesmaids dresses from Kmart for only $25 each.
Danielle Young, from Brisbane, said she initially considered purchasing the Shona Joy Bias Cowl Midi Dress which retails for $240 each, but wanted to keep costs down as much as possible.
‘It just wasn’t feasible for us to spend this much for the bridesmaid dresses,’ she told FEMAIL.
But while shopping for Christmas gifts last December, she noticed a range of dresses at the end of the Kmart checkout aisle that were too good to pass up.
An Australian bride has shared how she managed to save money on her wedding by purchasing her bridesmaids dresses from Kmart for only $25 each (pictured)
‘I saw them and they were exactly what I wanted,’ she said.
‘I did initially wanted another colour, but I couldn’t get over the price so I settled for the black – which I didn’t mind at all.
‘As soon as I got home, I made my sister try it on and it was exactly the dress I had in mind.’
Danielle said the idea sparked last year when she was shopping for Christmas gifts and saw the dresses at the end of the Kmart checkout isle
‘I saw them and they were exactly what I wanted. I did initially want another colour, but I couldn’t get over the price so I settled for the black – which I didn’t mind at all!’ she said
Danielle explained the excellent quality of the dresses determined her decision to purchase the gowns to use for her wedding day.
‘The girls were [comfortable] wearing them and are so happy to be able to wear them again,’ she said.
After telling her bridesmaids she purchased the dresses from the budget store, she said they were ‘excited and surprised’ the gowns were ‘of such great quality, style and fit’.
Danielle was happy with her purchase and said those who knew where the dresses were from never considered buying formal dresses from Kmart.
‘The girls were [comfortable] wearing them and are so happy to be able to wear them again,’ she said
She tied the knot to her now-husband on March 7 just weeks before the Australian government announced only five people were allowed to attend weddings under strict regulations to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Danielle said she initially considered purchasing the Shona Joy Bias Cowl Midi Dress which retails for $240 (pictured)
Danielle said she hopes the idea will inspire other brides-to-be to not rule out big retailers – like Kmart – when it comes to searching for occasional dresses.
After sharing images of the bridesmaids wearing the dresses to the Kmart Hacks and Décor Facebook page, the idea was praised by thousands of others around Australia and received more than 12,000 likes.
‘You wouldn’t even be able to guess they’re Kmart, especially dressed up with the shoes! Sooo pretty,’ one said.
Another woman added: ‘That is amazing, you can not even tell! The bridesmaids pulled it off so well too!’