…or so the old Scottish proverb goes.


And in keeping with that spirit:


My name is Lisa and I’m an eBay Bride.


There. I’ve said it. And I feel no shame about it, either.


So, what’s an eBay Bride? Well, I’d say that there are any number of permutations of the eBay Bride (as many as there are items for sale on eBay, really). But the most important – and determining – factor would be our desire to NOT be in debt for the sake of one day of celebrating.


Now, don’t get me wrong – I do realize that there are some things that you simply cannot cheap out on. A wedding dress, for example, usually ends up being one of the pricier items in a bride’s budget.  Of course, some girls are lucky enough to find that vintage, stunner of a dress for less than $100. But I think we can all agree just how unrealistic that is to hope for. Having said that, the idea of spending $1,200 and up for a dress that will be worn only once, makes me more than a little twitchy.


And, so, in my search for elegant bits of shiny to make my Big Day as classy & beautiful as the occasion merits – I’ve found that veering away from wedding boutiques (or pretty much any retailer that uses the word Bridal or Wedding in its name) is definitely the way to go. Thus, without any real roadmap or initial plan to do so… I’ve become an eBay Bride.

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