Did ya'll know that Target sells wedding dresses
? I heard about these dresses on NPR
this morning, and I went over to the Target website to see for myself. They're all under $200, and some are even under $100. The NPR article talked to some wedding experts that said that they'd probably do OKish, but brides aren't going to give up going to traditional wedding salons in search of a bargain.
I've been to traditional wedding salons with brides to be. They give me the hives. (The salons, not the brides. Er, not all of them.)
They're not bad. I'm actually thinking about getting this strapless one
for myself in black or ivory with a selection of different colored sashes. Just in case someone asks me to marry him. Or, more likely, someone invites me to a party. The price isn't bad: $89 for the dress and another $39 for the sash. I actually have a wedding in December to go to that'll have a lot of subsidary parties and I'll need to bring a lot of nice clothes. I think this one is also really pretty
, though I'm probably too curvy for it to look good on me. The dresses are only sold through Target's website, so I'd have to order them and send them back if they don't work out. But they're made by Isaac Mizrahi, so I suppose the sizing isn't too different than the clothes he already sells through Target.
There's also a collection of bridesmaids dresses
for reasonable prices. Outside the wedding dresses that could double as bridesmaid dresses, they don't seem to top $50. And if you don't like the bridesmaid dress that some overly cruel bride picked out for you, at least you didn't shell out $400 for it. I like the strapless dresses there too. And the cute pink party dress that's pictured here.
They're not overly fancy, but they're nice. I like that Target came up with these for women who either don't want to spend too much on their wedding, would rather spend the money elsewhere (buying these dresses adds at least another couple of cases to the bar), or don't really care about the dress part of their wedding.