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About Us: The Story Behind Here Comes The Bride on a Budget

How it all started...

Thank you for visiting my website! My name is Heather and I am the owner of Here Comes the Bride On A Budget.  When I started shopping for my own wedding dress for my 5/18/24 wedding, I thought I would never be able to get what I wanted, and be forced to settle for something I didn't love due to the crazy high prices of designer wedding dresses! I just could not justify paying almost $2k for something I would be wearing for just a few hours, but I still wanted THE perfect dress! Shopping online for knock off or dupe dresses is stressful because you never know what you are going to get! Having to scroll through reviews to make sure the dress sent will match the picture takes a lot of time. Then you have to worry that the sizing will not be correct. Even shopping for pre- owned wedding dresses was not a fun experience for me because most were still over my budget.  I had several bad experiences betwen people trying to scam me, overpaying for a dress at a 2nd hand shop that could not be altered the way I wanted it to be,  and even paying for a dress through marketplace that was not at all what was described or pictured. I was so grateful when I came across the exact dress I wanted on a wedding dress resale page, and the asking price was well below retail and within my budget! The seller (who is now a friend of mine through this experience!) was so nice and patient with me. She answered all my questions very honestly, and understood my hesitancy to buy a pre-owned wedding dress online. I ended up with a beautiful dress FINALLY within my budget. I want every bride shopping for a pre-owned wedding dress to have the same great experience so all dresses on my website are priced as low as possible and I am always happy to answer any questions or schedule a virtual consultation so you can see the dress up close before you make your purchase! I am even happy to lower prices to help you stay within your budget whenever I can! It never hurts to ask! :)

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The Passion Behind the Business

Owner Heather Shepard

Heather Gonzales


Ahsoka Shark


Logo Inspiration /World's laziest co-worker

Click HERE to read about our logo design adventure!
Heather and Pete exit their wedding ceremony

Pete Gonzales



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