First - the flower girl dresses. I was walking through Target about a month ago when I stopped dead. in. my. tracks. Right in front of me was a rack of beautiful, poofy, little girls dresses in white. I told myself there was no way there was a 2T AND a 5T on the rack, but I calmly walked over to the rack to check it out. Low and behold, there was a dress in each size I needed for the girls, in the color I wanted!!! Best part!?! $20 each!!!
I am having my seamstress add a couple of extra layers of tool for some extra poof - you can never have too much poof before age 6. We are also going to add a Lapis sash to each of them, which are only $10 at David's. Hopefully with the extra tool and sash, the total for each dress should be less than $40, not bad considering the cheapest alternate I had found was $80!
Next up: my rehearsal dinner dress... Yes, the wedding is still 6 1/2 months away and I have a dress for rehearsal dinner, but wait until you hear this... I had been eyeing this dress at Younkers since right after Christmas, but I just could not justify the $168 price tag. (And I am VERY good at justifying ANYTHING). So I was at Younkers today with my mom, looking for a MOB dress and I wandered over to the clearance rack. The 75% off clearance rack. And I saw my dress. There was only one left on the rack. "It will be a size 12" I told myself as I reached for it. I turned the tag over and... SIZE 6!!! My size!!!
I tried it on to be sure, and it fit PERFECTLY. With 75% off, my grand total came to $37 and some change. Yep! $168 to $37. Done deal.
This dress also gives me a chance to wear the kick ass purple Jessica Simpson heals that I impulsively bought before I bought my wedding dress and figured out that I am too tall and need to wear flats with my wedding dress. Now I just need to find a really awesome necklace for it... Preferably purple...
My advice: Be patient, check unconventional places for what you're looking for and keep checking back for sales.