bhldn wedding dress | ann-marie morris

For as long as I’ve been dreaming of weddings, I always knew that I didn’t want to invest a ton of money in a dress I would only wear once in my life. Of course I wanted it to be something I would feel good in and would love seeing photos of for years to come, but never something I’d blow the whole budget on. (Photography + decor, on the other hand…all bets are off!)

With that said, when I found my dress last weekend at Anthropologie, I had no idea what kind of savings I was in for!

As the story goes, a local customer had ordered the dress online and then returned it to the store, so it was a rare opportunity for Anthro to actually have it in stock. It’s a beautiful layered + flowy dress in a light pink hue; not something I ever would have imagined choosing, but somehow so perfect. My future sister-in-law Jamie spotted it in the clearance section and convinced me to try it on. Once I did, all the salesgirls had to come see the BHLDN masterpiece for themselves…it turned into quite a party in the dressing room! And as if that wasn’t exciting enough, when I went to purchase it for the $80 clearance price listed on the tag, it rang up as FORTY DOLLARS. As in over $700 off the original price…! To say I was thrilled would be the understatement of the century.

To top it off, I scored the sequined gold flats and the cream jacket for a song, all in the same weekend. I don’t know what I did to deserve such a lucky fashion break (maybe it was all those days spent in my workout clothes / pajamas last summer?), but I am SO grateful!

Now if we could just find a venue at 95% off, I’ll be over the moon! (;


20 Responses to “say yes to the forty dollar dress.”

  1. The Aussie Girl

    The dress is absolutely gorgeous, so pretty and flowing. A what a bargain! I bet you still look at it and think, wow $40, you wouldn’t read about it! Well I just did, haha! Good luck with the venue search!

  2. amber

    no doubt you will look gorgeous in it! congrats on your amazing deal! (i was married in a light pink dress, too…8 years ago!)

  3. Tabitha is Inspired By Giving

    So pretty! I love that dress! What a great steal! I love it when things like that seem to just easily happen… was meant to be!

  4. briana

    That is amazing! Makes a great story, too! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see your pics of the actual day in your actual dress. $40 or $4000, you will be a beautiful bride! πŸ™‚


    Congrats!!! On your engagement and find of the century. Look forward to reading all about your plans.

  6. Shanti

    I know the feeling… First congrats to you and I too found my dress for my June wedding… It’s a great feeling especially when you find it for a great price!

  7. rose

    ohhhh i’m getting married in april and have been on the hunt for the perfect dress and am crossing fingers and toes i find something as pretty as yours πŸ™‚ can’t beat the price either!

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