So we all know weddings cost a ton.
But they wouldn’t cost *as* much if certain sellers didn’t take advantage of couples stuck paying for wedding fees.
So many corporate Christmas parties or fundraising dinners cost $50 per person on a Saturday night. A wedding costs double or more. Same amount of food, decorations, same party. A wedding costs more for some unknown reason.
Take this bracelet I bought recently. I got it at an independent jewelry store in downtown Toronto for $20. Just bought it because I liked it, not to wear at the wedding or anything. A few weeks later, I saw it at the wedding dress store for $75. That’s almost quadruple the price.
Yes, a $55 difference for the EXACT same thing. It’s pretty cheap quality. I wouldn’t pay more than $20 for it.
The wedding dress store was selling it for half price one-day only, which would’ve made it $37.50, but you miss that day, and you’ll pay out the nose. And regardless, $37.50 is still $17 more than you’d have to pay if you bought it at a non-wedding related store like I did.
So moral of the story is, see if there’s something you like a wedding stores, but comparison shop before you fork out the cash. You might find the exact same thing, but at a store that doesn’t have the words “wedding” or “bridal” plastered all over it. And it could cost 4 times less too.