The inexpensive attire was right for her because she stopped pressuring herself to find the "perfect" dress.
Plenty of new-age brides are ditching the tradition of buying insanely expensive wedding gowns that they'll wear just for a day. Instead, they're thrifting wedding dresses at much cheaper prices. Jillian Lynch walked down the aisle on May 13, 2022, in a dress she found at a thrift shop. It cost her just $3.75. The 32-year-old from Ohio also thrifted shoes for $8. If she hadn't thrifted her dress, it would cost her $220 on Revolve. Lynch did have to pay around $100 for tailoring but that's still far cheaper than wedding dresses you find in stores.
A bride went viral on TikTok when she wore a thrifted wedding dress that cost just $3.75 https://t.co/ttZy47GedV— Insider Life (@InsiderLife) June 14, 2022
The recent bride shared her shopping journey on TikTok earlier this year. Lynch went around to various thrift stores in her area in Ohio. PEOPLE reports that her story went viral when she posted a video showing off a Camila Coelho dress from Revolve in April. The dress still had tags on! It fit almost perfectly but she still had doubts as to whether she wanted it to be her wedding dress. After getting some feedback from her TikTok followers, she changed her mind.
so happy with all these finds 🤍♬ original sound - Jillian
"Brides tend to go wedding dress shopping with their mom, their bridal party, or a group of people to get feedback," Lynch told Insider of what it felt like sharing her story on TikTok. "It felt a lot like that. Hearing the feedback through TikTok that it looked like it was made for me, I do think that swayed me. After making that TikTok, I fell more in love with it every time I tried it on. I felt really pretty in it."
Lynch had an intimate ceremony when she tied the knot with her partner of 13 years. "We planned on being life partners and supporting each other throughout our lives, but marriage didn't seem necessary," she said. "I don't know what changed, but about a year ago, we were like, 'Let's be husband and wife.'" According to gushing bride, her wedding day turned out perfect including her thrifted wedding dress which was a mid-length, slip dress had an asymmetrical neckline and a high slit. "I just started looking for dresses, not wedding dresses, but simple white dresses," she told Insider. "I didn't want anything too formal." She added, "I don't think I've ever felt that great in something," she said. "That's what brides should feel on their wedding day, like they're at their peak beautiful self. That's exactly how I felt when I put [the dress] on."
Ohio Woman’s $3.75 Thrifted Wedding Dress Goes Viral on TikTok https://t.co/RrIQpH1Zji— UPS Magazine (@upsmagcom) July 1, 2022
Cover Image Source: TikTok |@jilly_lynch