Wedding Wednesday: Too Many Weddings To Attend, Not Enough Dresses!

A good friend of mine has to attend FOUR weddings in the span of five weeks this summer.  I only have two and am already stressing about how I’m going to find something to wear, but four?!?  Another girlfriend of mine spent every weekend last summer at either a wedding, wedding shower or baby shower.  Eating not only into her free time but severely into her budget.

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So with all of these weddings, how do you get by without going broke?  I decided to consult some of my friends who have found ways to navigate the wedding season looking stylish and not in debt.

Melissa Andre: Get one classic dress and update it for your different events with accessories.  I would go for black, knee length with a cap sleeve, so it covers all venues.  Change the look one way by doing wedges for a wedding in Muskoka, pumps for an art gallery and coloured shoes for a cocktail style ceremony.  You could add a hat for an outdoor ceremony, and a little sparkly blazer for something at night; switching out statement necklaces is also a great way to go.

And of course, there’s always Two Birds.

Me: Try your hand at renting.  Rent Frock Repeat has a bunch of stunning dresses and if you’re not into forking over the chunk of change for a dress you’re going to wear just once, this seamless rental service will send you a dress of your choice that you can wear and return (without dry cleaning) for a fraction of what the dress would actually cost.  If you’re not super comfortable with online shopping/renting (and live in the Toronto area) you can even book a consultation where you can try on the dresses.

Eva:  I’m the guilty one who has four weddings to attend.  A girlfriend of mine (who’s wedding I’m actually attending) suggested I try out thecelebritydress.com  for a fancier wedding that I’m going to that calls for a gown.  She purchased her bridesmaid dresses on the site and was very happy so I gave it a go.  I just got my dress and for the price it’s absolutely perfect.

Michele:  I can’t even tell you how many weddings I’ve been to in the past two years…  Too many to count.  Two things I do a lot are borrow (I love my friends) and alter.  If I’ve worn a long dress a few times, I’ve been known to shorten it into cocktail length which instantly breathes new life into it.  Changing a long sleeved winter dress into a short sleeve one, is also a great way to reuse what you have.
xxo,

[coco]

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