• Jillian Lynch received married on Could 13, 2022, in a gown she discovered at a thrift store.
  • The white gown price her simply $3.75. She additionally thrifted footwear for $8.
  • If she purchased it new, it will price her $220 on Revolve.

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When bride Jillian Lynch, a 32-year-old from Ohio, got down to discover a wedding ceremony gown, she headed to a thrift store.

Lynch, who works as a expertise affiliate for a non-profit, is an avid thrifter. Discovering her wedding ceremony robe at a thrift store felt pure to her fashion.

“As a result of I thrift on a regular basis, it was simply the choice,” she stated. “I by no means even thought-about going to a bridal store.”

Lynch determined she wished to put on a white gown after she began planning her intimate wedding ceremony

Lynch instructed Insider that she and her associate of 13 years did not image themselves getting married till the spring of 2021.

“We deliberate on being life companions and supporting one another all through our lives, however marriage did not appear needed,” she stated. “I do not know what modified, however a couple of yr in the past, we had been like, ‘Let’s be husband and spouse.'”

They knew a giant wedding ceremony wasn’t for them, however discovered a microwedding was the suitable visitor depend. They deliberate a 30-person celebration on the Social Home in Tempe, Arizona, the place the vast majority of their household and buddies dwell. It was held on Could 13, 2022.

A bride and groom grin at each other in front of a tree on their wedding day.

The couple hosted a small wedding ceremony with 30 company.

Jillian Lynch


After they selected a venue, Lynch began searching for a gown.

“I simply began searching for attire, not wedding ceremony attire, however easy white attire,” she instructed Insider. “I did not need something too formal.”

And he or she kicked off by second-hand outlets. After 4 days of thrifting, Lynch discovered a Camilla Coelho gown. The mid-length, slip gown had an asymmetrical neckline and a daring slit.

“I really feel prefer it straddled that line of bridal to not being associated to wedding ceremony in any respect,” Lynch stated of the gown.

A bride poses in her wedding dress.

The gown price $3.75 at an area thrift store.

Jillian Lynch


It additionally got here at fairly a reasonable value for a gown, not to mention wedding ceremony apparel. Lynch paid $3.75.

The gown is presently accessible on Revolve for $220.

She purchased the gown, however stated she was not sure if she would in the end put on it to the marriage. She posted a video of herself within the gown on TikTok — and it rapidly racked up greater than two million views and hundreds of feedback from viewers supporting her resolution to put on the thrifted robe.

“Brides are inclined to go wedding ceremony gown procuring with their mother, their bridal get together, or a bunch of individuals to get suggestions,” she stated of posting in regards to the gown on TikTok. “It felt rather a lot like that.”

After the TikTok commentary, Lynch tried on the gown on a couple of extra occasions, and determined it will be her wedding ceremony robe.

“Listening to the suggestions by TikTok that it seemed prefer it was made for me, I do assume that swayed me,” she stated. “After making that TikTok, I fell extra in love with it each time I attempted it on. I felt actually fairly in it.”

Lynch tailor-made the gown so it match completely

Lynch dropped the gown at an area tailor to make sure it match nicely on the marriage day. She stated she had the waist taken in, and swapped the adjustable straps for customized straps, a suggestion from a TikTok follower. She stated the follower stated it will elevate the robe.

A bride poses on her wedding day.

The bride altered the straps after studying a suggestion from a TikTok follower.

Jillian Lynch


Her Tiktok followers additionally gave her recommendation on the daring slit, which resulted in Lynch including lace to make the slit extra demure.

“I did not wish to assume I used to be exhibiting an excessive amount of pores and skin,” Lynch stated of including the lace. She admits she would have “by no means thought although of” including lace to shut a slit.

The alterations price $110, so Lynch in the end spent $113.75 on the gown. She paired it with heels she thrifted for $8, and he or she did her personal hair and make-up for the day.

A bride walks down a sidewalk in her wedding dress.

Lynch tailor-made the gown in order that it match completely on the marriage day.

Jillian Lynch


Lynch stated she felt “wonderful” in her wedding ceremony gown.

“I do not assume I’ve ever felt that nice in one thing,” she stated. “That is what brides ought to really feel on their wedding ceremony day, like they’re at their peak stunning self. That is precisely how I felt after I put it on.”

Lynch stated her wedding ceremony gown was proper for her as a result of she stopped urgent herself to search out the “good” gown. She admits that the second she stopped asking herself if it had been “the one,” selecting a glance was extra enjoyable than hectic.

The marriage felt extra significant than Lynch imagined

Though she stated that she did not spend years dreaming of the day she received married, Lynch stunned herself by loving her wedding ceremony, even the normal facets.

A bride and groom look at each other and walk down a courtyard on their wedding day.

She stated the marriage was greater than she hoped it will be.

Jillian Lynch


As an illustration, she requested her dad to stroll her down the aisle.

“I may see how a lot it meant to him, and it truly ended up that means rather a lot to me,” she stated.

Plus, she stated she was simply excited to benefit from the day along with her new husband.

“We rolled with every thing,” she stated. “We had been collectively, simply having a enjoyable day versus making an attempt to make this deliberate occasion go nicely.”

Bride Wore $3 Thrifted Wedding Dress, Went Viral on TikTok

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