(L) Matthew Williamson reception dress, (R) Sue Wong reception dress
I'm the youngest of three girls so growing up, I was sporting my sisters' hand-me-downs like nobody's business. And when we did go shopping, it was to Marshalls or TJ Maxx. Not Nordstrom or Saks.
I grew up thinking that Nordstrom was expensive and only appropriate when looking to splurge. But after doing some side-by-side comparisons of products in Nordstrom's Wedding Suite and designer items in Net-a-Porter's online bridal boutique, it suddenly hit me...Nordstrom is actually a stylish budget bride's dream come true!
Now take a look at the bridal clutches. If you like the woven look, you can splurge on the Bottega Veneta version for $1,380 or steal the Nordstrom look alike for just $78!
Bridal clutches by Valentino, Tasha, Bottega Veneta, Nordstrom
(L) Valentino silk-organza wedding dress, (R) Tadashi Shoji lace and chiffon gown
Check out a few more splurge vs. save face-offs below then post a comment to tell us where you'll save and where you'll splurge!
(L) Bernie of New York Marabou shrug for $245, (R) Miu Miu feather collar for $730
(L) Jimmy Choo Fairy for $850, (R) Vera Wang Lavender Zohar platforms for $275
(L) Valentino bridal necklace for $725, (R) Kendra Scott bib bridal necklace for $245