By Diane Gray
Bride On A Budget
Bride On A Budget is celebrating our third year. Weddings are our passion. Not only do we help brides find their perfect dress but we also work with bridesmaids, grooms and groomsmen to make them feel special too. We truly love being part of making your day beautiful and memorable. We have met some truly amazing brides who have shared their amazing love stories.
One woman came into the shop and said she was getting married in less than a month and needed a gown. She described her gown to me and even shared a picture. To her surprise, I had a dress very similar to what she was dreaming of. While helping her put on the gown I asked her how she met her fiancé’. She told me she met him at the worst time of her life. She had undergone chemo treatment for cancer and he stayed with her through her darkest moments. He was the “one.” Now that she was cancer free they were going to spend the rest of their lives together.
There’s another amazing bride that comes to mind that I will never forget. This woman, I’ll call her Shirley was not looking for a bridal gown for her wedding. However, she was looking for a unique formal. I’m always up for a challenge and this was a big one. As we were building our relationship I asked her how she met her fiancé, I’ll call him John. She said they had met about 40 years ago in college. They dated all through college and after graduation they went their separate ways. Shirley later married another and had children, John too married another and had children too. Both sets of children had grown, gone on to college and were living their lives. As it turns out Shirley’s husband had died unexpectedly and John’s wife had died too. Shirley decided to look up John on Face book and found him. After some time, Shirley and John reunited after many years, rekindled their love and decided to get married.
Many of our brides come by from time to time to say hello and share stories of their lives. They bring their children in for me to meet and share their life experiences. Bride On A Budget is a uniquely different bridal experience. We build strong relationships, they come in to laugh, cry and even pray. It’s an honor for Bride On A Budget to be a part of their love story. We invite you to come to Bride On A Budget and tell us your love story. We’re open Tuesday through Saturday 10 to 6, 3110-C Evans Street in Greenville, NC.