“You don’t even know!” The thrifty bride reveals how she saved hundreds of dollars after purchasing her bridesmaid dresses for $ 25 from KMART
- An Australian bride bought her bridesmaid dresses from Kmart to save money
- Danielle Young said she would originally buy Shona Joy dresses for $ 240
- But after finding the new dresses at Kmart, she said she couldn’t pass on the costs
- Buying cheap dresses from Kmart saved Danielle nearly $ 720
An Australian bride shared how she could save hundreds of dollars on her wedding day by purchasing her Kmart bridesmaid dresses for just $ 25 each.
Danielle Young, from Brisbane, said she initially considered buying the Shona Joy Bias Cowl Midi Dress, which retails for $ 240 each, but wanted to keep costs as low as possible.
“It just wasn’t feasible to spend that much on the bridesmaid dresses,” she told FEMAIL.
But while shopping for Christmas gifts last December, she noticed a string of dresses at the end of Kmart’s checkout that were too pretty to pass up.
An Australian bride shared how she managed to save money on her wedding by purchasing her Kmart bridesmaid dresses for just $ 25 each (photo)
“I saw them and they were exactly what I wanted,” she said.
“I initially wanted a different color, but I couldn’t exceed the price, so I chose black – which I didn’t mind at all.
“As soon as I got home I let my sister try it on and it was exactly the dress I had in mind.”
Danielle said the idea came up last year when she was looking for Christmas gifts and saw the dresses at the end of the checkout island of Kmart
“I saw them and they were exactly what I wanted. I initially wanted a different color, but I couldn’t exceed the price, so I chose the black – which I didn’t mind at all! ‘ she said
Danielle explained that the excellent quality of the dresses determined her decision to buy the dresses for her wedding day.
“The girls were [comfortable] wear them and are so happy to be able to wear them again, ”she said.
After telling her bridesmaids that she bought the dresses from the budget store, she said they were ‘excited and surprised’ that the dresses were ‘of such great quality, style and fit’.
Danielle was happy with her purchase, saying that those who knew where the dresses came from never considered buying Kmart formal dresses.
“The girls were [comfortable] wear them and are so happy to be able to wear them again, ”she said
She tied the knot on March 7, just weeks before the Australian government announced that only five people were allowed to attend weddings under strict rules to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Danielle said she initially considered buying the Shona Joy Bias Cowl Midi Dress which retails for $ 240 (photo)
Danielle said she hopes the idea will inspire other prospective brides not to rule out big retailers – like Kmart – when it comes to looking for casual dresses.
After sharing images of the bridesmaids wearing the dresses on the Kmart Hacks and Décor Facebook page, the idea was praised by thousands of others in Australia and received over 12,000 likes.
“You couldn’t even guess they are Kmart, especially not dressed with the shoes! Sooo beautiful, “said someone.
Another woman added, “That’s amazing, you can’t even say it! The bridesmaids have done so well too! ‘