Are you a bride looking for an affordable dress? Well look no further. You can get a new or gently used designer wedding gown at a fraction of the price at Goodwill’s annual Bridal Pop-Up Sale.
Madison Grey said yes to the dress at the 2020 pop-up with her triplet sister, Aubry Atwood, who was also looking for a dress. “We didn’t know how much the dresses were going to cost and we’re seeing price tags for $25 and $75, we were shocked. Both of us ended up finding a dress,” Grey, said. “I think we came away spending maybe like $200 combined and we bought three different dresses between us.”
With their mother and friend accompanying them, together they shopped and shared a special moment. “My mom cried because we both found our dresses and I think like having my sister there especially just her being my triplet was special. You know, when you think about being a triplet, we’ve pretty much experienced every life milestone together. I think it was sweet for my mom to see that,” Grey said.
According to brides.com, the national average cost of a wedding dress is $1,631 (including alterations). Like many brides, Grey was worried about the cost of a wedding, but with the affordable prices offered at Goodwill’s Bridal Pop-Up Sale, her mother was able to cover the cost of dresses for both her and her sister.
Grey made her own veil with the help of her aunt who’s a seamstress before marrying her husband at Chickadee Hill Farms in Troutman, North Carolina.
She hopes other brides take advantage of the affordable prices at this year’s annual pop-up and offered a few suggestions to those who plan to attend. “I think the thing that benefited us most was getting there early, like several hours early and just waiting in line so we could be one of the first people who were there.” She added, this allowed her to get a first-look at the dresses.
Brides looking for wedding gowns can shop Goodwill’s third annual Bridal Pop-Up Sale at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus Saturday, March 5, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wedding gowns will range in price from $99 – $499. Proceeds from the event will fund career services and job training courses in IT, construction, customer service and more – offered free of charge to people in our community.