One of the biggest expenses for any couple getting married is the wedding ceremony itself. For brides on a budget or for those who just cannot justify spending a huge wad of cash on dresses and décor they will wear or use only one time, choosing consignment is a great option.
Believe it or not, there are consignment shops that are completely dedicated to recycling and repurposing wedding attire and décor items at a fraction of the cost.
One such shop was featured in an article on Inforum.com. Tamara O’Brien and Sarah Prihara of Jump the Broom Wedding Consignment in Red Wing, Minnesota carry not only wedding attire for everyone in the wedding party. Many of the dresses are new with tags or have been worn only once, so the bride, bridesmaids, flower girls and mother of the bride can find something to wear for pennies on the dollar. The mother and daughter team also has prom dresses, evening gowns, and décor such as candles, baskets, jars and other items suitable for weddings or other large soirées.
For women who may have more of a challenge getting the right fit, Jump the Broom is the only authorized Henkaa Convertible Dress retailer in the entire state. This dress is especially popular with bridal parties because it comes in a myriad of colors and can be styled in different ways. Unlike the stereotypical bridesmaid’s dress that is never taken out of the closet after the wedding, this one is versatile. It not only can be an attractive gown for other occasions, according to O’Brien, it can be wadded up and tossed into a suitcase without damaging it.