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Seriously. I might be ahead of schedule, but my wedding dress has arrived in perfect condition for 80 percent off of the price I found it for in a local boutique.

How did I find such a deal? I went shopping with my sisters, my best friend, my mom, and my MOL to be. We went to all the fancy boutiques, and I tried on dresses that would have really stretched my budget. My wonderful entourage took photos of me in each gown, and we wrote down the style number of any contenders. Luckily, I had an open mind and managed to make a list of 5 or so gowns I loved rather than looking for The One.

We had lunch at The Cheesecake Factory and headed home, where the work began. I spent the next hour or so scouring the internet for the style number of my top 5 favorite dresses of the day. Here are some sites I found helpful:

EBay

Preowned Wedding Dresses

Once Wed

Bravo Bride

I found my dress on the Preowned Wedding Dresses site listed by a boutique in another part of the U.S. who had used the dress as a try-on. They were selling it on their sample rack for a fraction of the price, and it was in my size. I checked with the seller to be sure there were no rips, stains, pulls, or tears. We used Paypal for a secure transaction, and the dress arrived within a week.

Soon I will get it cleaned and preserved so it stays white throughout the 17 month wait. It was well worth the extra effort to have a few extra wedding bucks in my pocket.

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