Op boutique wedding: the bride buys a dress in Vinnes and it’s free

Bride saves thousands after buying her ‘dream’ wedding dress from an ops store instead of a boutique – and you WON’T believe the price

  • Australian bride Jaysie Leigh found her wedding dress in St Vincent de Paul
  • The New South Wales bride said she received the dress for free
  • The dress featured embroidery, a fitted silhouette and beautiful detailing on the back
  • Jaysie Leigh said it was ‘such an honor to wear’ the beloved dress










A bride showed off her stunning second-hand dress from Vinnies after deciding to forgo an expensive dress from a boutique.

Jaysie Leigh, from New South Wales, married partner Luke earlier this year and shared images wearing her ‘dream’ dress at a store in St Vincent de Paul.

But Jaysie Leigh told Daily Mail Australia she didn’t spend a dime because the store worker gave it to her for free.

“I didn’t have to pay for my wedding dress, the lady who was working there the day I found my dress bought it for me,” she said.

The dress was reportedly $250 and featured frosted embroidery, a fitted silhouette and a beautiful removable chandelier detail on the back.

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Jaysie Leigh, from New South Wales, married her partner Luke earlier this year and found her wedding dress from Vinnies (pictured)

Jaysie Leigh told Daily Mail Australia she didn't spend a dime because the store worker gave it to her for free

The dress was reportedly $250 and featured frosted embroidery, a fitted silhouette and a beautiful removable chandelier detail on the back.

Jaysie Leigh told Daily Mail Australia she didn’t spend a dime because the store worker gave it to her for free. The dress was reportedly $250 and featured frosted embroidery, a fitted silhouette and a beautiful removable chandelier detail on the back

‘We all burst into tears and it was absolutely perfect for me! said Jaysie Leigh.

“The only thing I had to do with my dress was to put some fabric on for the sleeve lining because it was a little scuffed.”

She added how it was “such an honor” to wear the pre-loved dress that has already been worn down the aisle by another bride.

‘Well my Vinnies dress looked amazing on me!’ she wrote and shared a now-viral video on TikTok.

The women couldn't believe how stunning the dress looked and praised Jaysie Leigh for buying the piece

The women couldn’t believe how stunning the dress looked and praised Jaysie Leigh for buying the ‘precious’ piece

The video quickly went viral and captured the attention of thousands of women, garnering over 68,000 views.

The women couldn’t believe how gorgeous the dress looked and praised Jaysie Leigh for buying the “precious” piece.

‘What a gorgeous dress! You were definitely destined to find and wear this dress, it suits you so well! one woman wrote.

‘WOW!! What a perfect dress,” wrote another, a third added, “Amazing what you can find in op stores, it’s fantastic.

The women couldn't believe how stunning the dress looked and praised Jaysie Leigh for buying the piece

The women couldn’t believe how stunning the dress looked and praised Jaysie Leigh for buying the ‘precious’ piece

Other brides who have had the same idea for their wedding have managed to purchase a dress for a fraction of the original price.

‘It suits you perfectly! I found mine at [the] Salvos for $80. I’m looking for the brand [and] it was worth $3,000,” one woman wrote.

Another said: ‘I bought my wedding dress new from Vinnies, paid $59 instead of $300.

“My mom bought her wedding dress from Lifeline!” It was beautiful and so was yours!” a third wrote.

According to Easy weddingsthe average cost of a wedding dress in Australia is $2,637.

What is the average price of a wedding dress in Australia?

New South Wales – $2,918

Victoria- $2,886

Queensland – $2,038

South Australia – $2,575

Western Australia – $2,497

Tasmania – $2,327

Northern Territory – $2,625

Australian Capital Territory – $2,024

Source: Easy weddings

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