How to thrift your wedding

The month of February is National Wedding Month. This month is dedicated to celebrating all aspects of weddings, from getting engaged to planning the big day. Although with the pandemic, many weddings have been postponed. There is still a lot of planning that couples need to do. 

From picking out the venue to making table centerpieces, a lot of details have to be taken into account. If you are looking to stay within a specific budget or you like DIYing, do some wedding thrifting.

Our team wants to share some wedding items you can thrift at the best thrift stores in Kansas City for your special day.


The wedding dress is one of the most important aspects for any bride. It can also be an expensive purchase. The average cost of a wedding dress is $1,631, including alterations. Thrifting your dress is a budget and eco-friendly option. Plus, it counts as your something used. 


Save your bridal party some money by thrifting their bridesmaids' dresses. Thrift stores have a great selection of evening gowns from designer brands.  Instead of paying full price for a gown you will only wear for one night, pay half that price by thrifting. 

When wedding thrifting for your bridesmaid dresses, remind your bridal party about the color scheme. Remember that you will not find dresses the first round and will likely need to make several trips. Also, let your bridal party know to not be afraid of sizes. Dresses can always be altered.


Finding the perfect pair of shoes for your wedding can be a headache. However, if your dress is floor length, no one will be able to see it. You can save yourself a few hundred dollars by thrifting the perfect shoes. Thrift stores carry designer brand shoes that can fit your style and budget. 


Nothing adds a more personal touch to your wedding, like sharing pictures of you and your future spouse throughout the years. Picture frames can be kind of expensive, especially if you are looking for vintage ones. To save some money, thrift picture frames. You can use these frames for pictures, signs and even photo booth props


One item that can never go missing in weddings is flowers. You see them in the bride’s bouquet, centerpieces and around the reception hall. For all those flowers you need vases. Thrift stores have vases of all sizes, shapes and styles for you to choose from. You always have the option to change its color with a little bit of spray paint. 


Do you want to give your guests a comfortable space to mingle or chat? Create a wedding lounge. Not all venues have these kinds of areas, but you can always create your own. Or, if you are doing an outdoor wedding, you can recreate one without going over budget. Head to a thrift shop or vintage store and score some vintage pieces. 

Shop at one of the best thrift stores in Kansas City!

Thrift World has a wide selection of clothing, shoes, home decor and furniture for all your needs! Not to mention, we also have an online store to make shopping even easier! Shop here

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