Wedding Dress Boleros (aka Shrugs)

Back when I was getting married, I searched high and low for the perfect wedding dress. What I ended up finding was never something I thought I would like, but when I put it on it just felt like the right one. I fell in love. They only problem was that it didn’t have sleeves (and I needed sleeves). Luckily, the dress was well within my price range and I thought it couldn’t possibly be all that expensive to add sleeves to the dress. I was wrong. It ended up costing TWICE the amount I originally paid for the dress, just to add cap sleeves! I could have actually used the money I spent on the sleeves and bought a really nice expensive wedding dress that had everything I needed (the kind of wedding dress that I had originally ruled out in the beginning to save money). Now that I look back, a much more affordable option would have been to wear a bolero (also called a shrug or wrap).

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From this Etsy shop

I saw a post about boleros on Emmaline Bride (where you can go to find most of these images)  and was blown away at how cute the different options are.  Something like this definitely would have been a better decision in my situation. A bolero would also work great for a fall or winter wedding when you want something to throw over your shoulders that will keep you warm but still look stylish. Something like this for instance:

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This one (above) would have looked perfect with my dress (in case you were wondering :)). Source.

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Learn from my mistake ladies! A bolero can be a stylish and affordable option. The above images are all from Etsy shops…has anyone found a good resource in Utah?

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