This past summer I watched my sister get married in the south of France. As the maid of honor, I had the pleasure of helping her pick out the wedding dress.
When we chose the bridal atelier, I watched my sister’s beautiful gown go from within budget to completely overblown by the additional prices of alterations—a bow here, an embellishment there, a mid-length veil, and not to mention, the international shipping.
Weddings are an event of a lifetime. And vendors charge brides accordingly so. I feel it unfair that on the most special day of a woman’s life, she is overcharged from the smallest detail, like a monogram on a napkin, to the big decisions, such as the dress.