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Grabbing good wedding deals at Goodwill

If you're a fan of The List, you know I've been down this aisle before and have learned a thing or two about planning a wedding on a budget.
 
First, I learned Costco is one option for one stop wedding shopping, and now, Goodwill is getting into the wedding game.
 
Summer Dunham was my Goodwill guide as we looked through their wedding warehouse.
 
"A lot of Goodwills have a bridal section in their stores and several do have this trunk show concept," she said.
 
And later this month, Goodwill in Phoenix will be hosting a Bridal and Formal Wear boutique for the first time, featuring over 1500 designer wedding gowns.  
 
Alfred Angelo, Mori Lee, Jessica McClintock, and Vera Wang are some of the offerings. 
 
Dunham picked out one dress for $199.  If it was new?  
 
"This would probably go for $900 to $1000," she said.
 
The gowns range in price from about $20-$500 and some have never even been worn. 
 
 "We have dresses that are brand new that were used as samples in stores," Dunham said.
 
Not quite what you'd expect from a thrift store.
 
"If you're looking for something totally unique and you have a crafty side, come find a vintage dress and make it your own," she said.
 
But it's not just dresses. . .
 
"We have had a couple recent stories of people who used Goodwill for everything, whether it's plates, cups, stemware, giveaways, anything like that," Dunham said.
 
And the list goes on.  You can find veils, shoes, purses, jewelry, even a small selection of tuxedos and other men's formal wear--making your day special and affordable
 
"You put that towards other parts of the wedding, or you get two dresses," Dunham said.
 
Or a really delicious cake.
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