If you’re in a couple where several of your friends are already married, have a wedding dress party for all of the girls. You can all spend an evening together, drinking champagne and reminiscing about your past wedding memories and whether you and your soon-to-be spouse are still in the “honeymoon phase” and can be away, invite all of your male friends to join you in a dinner party at someone’s house.
The best way to do this is to get the girls all mixed up so they have different activities that bring them together. Let each of the girls choose something from a list of fun activities that they would like to do. It doesn’t have to be anything overly complicated, just have a fun time! Make sure there is plenty to keep everyone entertained so you don’t all wind up watching the same movie or feeling bored.
There are some creative ways to reuse items for a wedding dress party for those who are on a budget and need to cut back a bit. For example, a CD rack can be filled with wedding music and served as centerpieces on the buffet table or a shelf.
Other ideas include a cookie jar that can be decorated with pictures of the bride and groom, a tote bag with little notes, homemade invites shaped like wedding cakes or personalized pens, and homemade candles in the shapes of the groom and bride harmoniously combined with the wedding dress. There are many other inexpensive ideas that don’t require a big purchase.
Another great way to get rid of an old wedding dress and have a new dress is to try on a similar dress that you can wear again. This can save a ton of money as it only takes a few minutes to do. All you need to do is visit a local thrift store, which usually has great sales at certain times of the year, pick out an outfit that fits your body type well and get rid of it. Then you can use the money you saved to either buy a new gown or for something else that will fit your style.