It’s no secret that planning a wedding can be hard and expensive. These days, there are different ways to lighten the wedding planning burden for brides and grooms and to make it all come together at the end of the day. From making that budget, to cutting the unnecessaries and finally to Paying It forward (P.I.F) or in the case of the new bride/groom we can say “Receiving” It Forward.
The P.I.F idea is a gesture where others who have been there and done that, give out their wedding items to the upcoming brides/grooms. These items can range from centerpieces to unused thank you cards, to shoes and even to dresses. For a bride, the dress idea can be a little bit touchy as most brides would want to wear their own, special picked and wallet-paid dresses but when push comes to shove and the math on your budget excel spreadsheet are just not adding up, you might want to reconsider because you never know, it can be a win-win.
On the flip side, for the already married ones, it is also not an easy process letting that dress go. For a number of different reasons many may want to hold on to that special dress rather than give it away. For reasons such as hoping to pass it on to family (their daughters) or having a Trash The Dress Session or just having it kept in the closet for the sake of it.
Bottom line, it is never always an easy process with Receiving or Paying It forward when it comes to wedding dresses.
That is why featuring New Jersey’s Christine Bruno was key! Here is a bride who paid her dress forward effortlessly! Her generosity is truly overwhelming and we are happy for the lucky bride who got it.
Take a look at Christine in her beautiful Dress!
“I decided to Pay Forward my dress because every bride deserves to feel beautiful no matter their situation. It made me feel like a million bucks on my day and now it is someone else turn.”
All photos by Sean Patrick Photography
Are there more Christines out there?
We would sure love to have more of her, lend a hand to a bride somehow, somewhere.