Yes, it’s true, Costco now carries everything, including Wedding Gowns (and no, you don’t have to buy in bulk). They don’t however just keep them on the shelf. There is a Special Event, this weekend only (July 7-10), at Costco in Bloomfield Michigan where you can buy designer wedding gowns from Kirstie Kelly at a fraction of the normal cost.
You can expect to pay between $700 and $1400 for a gown which is less than the normal price tag for a Kirstie Kelly wedding dress (normally between $2000 and $7000).
There are six dresses in the line, exclusively for Costco, offering a different style for everybody. Some of the materials include satin, silk, taffeta and lace. According to Kirstie Kelly, the gowns aren’t cheap in build or price, just less expensive than if you bought a similar gown elsewhere. There are only a limited amount of dresses available at each event.
This is a cash and carry event which means you’re on your own for alterations. They do carry sizes 2-24 with multiple sizes of each, but once they are gone, they are gone. You aren’t purchasing a gown that is made just for you like you would be doing at a full service bridal salon.
Costco is building a makeshift salon for the event so you wont be sharing isle space with space heaters or tomorrows breakfast. It’s best to make an appointment (go to costco.com and search for wedding gowns) since there is a limited amount of space and inventory.
Buying a wedding gown at Costco isn’t going to be for everyone, and you aren’t going to find a truly one a kind gown but might be for you if you are in a hurry, or want a nice looking gown at a decent price. This appears to be an alternative to buying a wedding gown ebay or craigslist versus the kind of service and selection you’ll find at a local wedding gown retailer.
Photo Credit: Kirstie Kelly