The Wedding Diaries: The Dress Hunt

By Sarah Aterrado - December 11, 2018

I have got to admit, when I was ten, I already knew the exact dress I want to wear for my wedding day. I want one that screams royalty. A sparkling ball gown, adorned with diamonds, having a 6-hoop petticoat underskirt, and all that jazz.

More than twenty years later, I do not want myself anywhere near that kind of dress. It simply does not suit my style. Not a single, tiny bit. And for once, Jan and I agreed to fork over our dream wedding from our own pockets—which opened my eyes to the sad reality that, weddings, even the simplest ones, can rack up a huge bill in a blink of an eye. With our budget, honestly, the gown is the least of my priorities. I mean, I'm not that willing to spend a ball gown that could cost half our budget that will only be worn once, for six hours at most.

Inspired by Kitchie Nadal's rocking 799-peso wedding dress and considering the ridiculous prices of rented gowns here, I decided to go for an RTW instead. Besides, friends tell me I look good in anything (I believe in them haha). So for a day, I scoured the internet for dresses and read reviews (okay, that's a lie. I spent the whole day reading memes). Rustic chic, modern minimalist, or something in between. My preferences are not really that hard to find. It was easy to narrow down my choices. And with the money I earned from one of my Instagram posts, TADAAAAA! I took a big leap of faith.

Bought my wedding dress online for Php 2,377.52 

And now the waiting game begins. I promise to keep you guys updated once the dress arrives. Until then, I have the entire month to spend on sleepless nights, overthinking if buying a wedding dress online is a terrible idea and a decision I would regret later on.

Until the next wedding diary, ciao!

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  1. Hello. I'm so happy I found your blog. I will be married too. But it will be on September next year. I hope you can post more about your wedding diaries because I want to follow it. I want to have a simple wedding also because we're on a tight budget. God bless you maam sarah!

    1. Hi, Aprilyn! What I'm aiming for here is a frugal but not tacky wedding. The blogs I read really help a lot. So in return, I will also try to share as much as I can in this journey. I hope I would be able to help you and many others too.

      Congratulations to you! And thank you for expressing your interest. :)

  2. OMG! Excited ako to see your dress!!!!

  3. I'm excited too! That will look good on you for sure.