Bride's $3.75 Thrifted Wedding Dress Proves Women Don't Have To Spend A Fortune

Kasia Mikolajczak
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We all know that weddings cost a lot, and that's especially true when you add the price of a wedding dress on top of everything. So it's no wonder some brides are looking for thrifted dresses, so they can save as much money as they can.

That was the case with this one bride who got a huge bargain on her wedding dress. Get this — it only cost her $3.75!!! I mean, what? OMG! You have to read about this story now, huh?

Check this out.

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Jillian Lynch, a 32-year-old woman from Ohio, didn't want to spend a ton on her wedding dress. So instead of going to a wedding dress shop, she headed out to a thrift store. And that ended up being a good thing.

Since Jillian is an avid thrifter it was natural for her to go there for a wedding dress.

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Originally, she and her now-husband didn't even want to get married. But then they just decided to do it on a whim.

Instead of planning a big affair, a micro wedding appealed to them.

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It had just the right guest count, and they decided on a 30-person celebration at the Social House in Tempe, Arizona. That's where most of their family and friends resided anyway.

When Jillian started shopping for a dress she didn't want anything formal.

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All she really wanted was a white dress. So, she embarked on a quest to look at nearby thrift stores. And after about four days, she found the perfect gown for the occasion.

She settled on a Camilla Coelho vision.

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It was a mid-length slip dress had an asymmetrical neckline and a daring slit. Jillian thought it worked as a wedding dress without being too bridal. And that's exactly what she was looking for.

Here's the best part:

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The dress cost only $3.75. What? OMG! I can't even get over that. That's probably the cheapest wedding dress I have ever heard of, alright. Apparently, the same dress is also available at Revolve for $220, which is also a bargain, no?

After Jillian purchased the dress she wasn't sure about it.

Woman wearing a white wedding dress.
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So, she posted a video on TikTok asking people to give her their opinion on it. And needless to say, everybody absolutely loved it. The video racked up more than two-million views and thousands of comments.

Oh my goodness.

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After Jillian got so many positive comments from strangers on TikTok wanting her to wear the dress on her wedding day — she went for it. She took the dress to a tailor to have it altered so it would fit her well on her big day.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

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Wow, I'm so impressed with this dress. I would never have thought it cost only $3.75, ha, ha. Jillian also got $8 shoes at the thrift shop to go along with her dress on her wedding day. Don't you think this story is quite amazing? Kudos to this bride for finding such a great bargain.