Wed­ding daze

The Courier-Mail - Weekend Shopper - - Front Page - - KYLIE McIN­TOSH

THE WED­DING. It’s a big day that of­ten comes with a big price tag. From the venue to the flow­ers, the mu­sic to the wed­ding cars and the bigticket items like the rings and the out­fits.

Typ­i­cally, brides spend an in­cred­i­ble amount of hours and money search­ing for the per­fect frock.

A wed­ding dress can range in price from a cou­ple of hun­dred through to thou­sands of dol­lars.

Af­ter the wed­ding, dresses are ei­ther put in stor­age or sold. How­ever, it’s pos­si­ble for brides to buy new dresses at a frac­tion of the re­tail cost in Week­end Shop­per.

In fact, there’s a whole sec­tion de­voted to Wed­ding & For­mal Wear with a plethora of gowns on of­fer, in­clud­ing wed­ding ac­ces­sories and brides­maid dresses.

Even the ones that have pre­vi­ously been worn have only been worn once. So which ever way buy­ers look at it, there are bar­gains to be had.

Last week­end’s Shop­per ad­ver­tised more than 30 wed­ding dresses. Many of these items in­cor­po­rated match­ing tiaras, shoes, trains and brides­maids dresses.

Of these, five had never been worn and were priced from $300-$400. New wed­ding shoes and flow­ers were also ad­ver­tised.

An Al­fred An­gelo rose coloured gown, size 10, never worn, in its orig­i­nal bag with tags pro­vides an ideal and in­ex­pen­sive brides­maid out­fit at the heav­ily dis­counted price of $100.

And let’s not for­get the flower girls. An en­sem­ble in­clud­ing a child’s white satin and or­ganza dress, match­ing veil head dress and shoes sized 2-3 in ex­cel­lent con­di­tion was sell­ing for just $175 ONO.

The grooms are also catered for with suits ad­ver­tised at $75 and trousers and shirts sell­ing in­di­vid­u­ally any­where from $15 to $75.

Queens­land brides and grooms unite. Use those sig­nif­i­cant Shop­per sav­ings for that Waikiki hon­ey­moon.

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