A newlywed in the UK decided to keep wearing her $365 wedding dress after the fact. She will wear it pretty much anywhere; to the grocery store, on family trips. or even just doing chores around the house. Dawn Winfield-Hunt just got married earlier this month and it looks like she is definitely getting her money’s worth for that dress!
“Usually you only get to wear your dress once and then you put it in a box and forget about it,” the 57-year-old says of her wedding dress. “But I liked mine and decided to wear it the following day for a BBQ with friends and everyone loved it.”
Her $365 wedding dress is absolutely stunning
Dawn says she plans to continue wearing the dress, despite how dirty and worn-down it might get. “I plan on wearing it every now and then until my first anniversary next year,” she says. “It will be covered in seaweed, wine stains and probably won’t even be white anymore but I don’t care.”
Dawn admits that her friends think that the concept of it is “hilarious.” She does acknowledge, though, that wearing a wedding dress post-wedding often earns her some questionable looks from strangers. “The dress puts a smile on people’s faces, many of which think it is my wedding day and congratulate me as they are passing by in the street,” Dawn explains.
“When I arrived at the checkout in the supermarket, the lady said she had received a message through her earpiece saying ‘bride in aisle 12’ which is pretty funny,” Dawn adds. It seems to be an amusing concept not only for Dawn and her friends but also strangers!
Dawn got the wedding dress for just $365 at a thrift store, which still had the original $2,186 price tag on it. It also did appear to have never been worn. Dawn would make the alterations on the dress herself and has been wearing it since her wedding day! “I have definitely got my money’s worth by wearing it on the weekends,” she says.
Dawn reveals that her son, Sam, thinks she is absolutely crazy for doing this. She says her husband is supportive, though. “Steve is always camera-ready and finds it hilarious too, we are always having fun,” she says. “I love that the dress makes other people happy, too.”
More power to her!