Wedding Day Ways To SAVE! The Dresses!

The love bug must be in the air, because over the past several weeks I have talked to quite a few people who are planning their weddings, and looking for ways to save.  Honestly, I don’t blame them, a wedding can cost as much as a brand new car or more if you’re not careful.  Yikes!   Seriously, if my daughter told me that her wedding dress was going to cost $5,000, I think I would have a heart attack.  🙂   So, thank goodness, with a little imagination, determination, and reality about your budget, it’s possible to have the perfect day to say, “I do” to the one you love, and I have to start with the DRESSES!      

The Wedding Dresses



AbaoWedding Lace Wedding Dress

AbaoWedding Lace Wedding Dress



The wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, and mother of bride dress, are probably the first thing that most ladies start to look for, and once you get in the store be prepared for some serious sticker shock.  Now, after you get over your heart palpitations, start to look at what style of dresses your drawn to, try them on, and ask as many questions as you can about the design elements of the dresses.  

Is it a mermaid, A-line, princess, or empire waist fit?  

What kind of neckline looks the best on you: sweetheart, v-neck, one shoulder, or possibly strapless?  

Do you like lace, satin, chiffon, or tulle?  

And most importantly, what type of style best represents you:  

Vintage, princess, modern, classic, or maybe your just a beach loving babe and want something fluttery & free.  

Write all of these details down, including accurate measurements, so that you can now look online, and SAVE some serious money!!

Here are some different places that I have shopped at online, and have bought for different events, including dances that my daughter has attended and saved some serious cash.



Amazon Wedding Styles



Dresstells® Sweetheart Bridesmaid Chiffon Dress



Dresstells® Sweetheart Bridesmaid Chiffon/Prom Dress




I am a huge Amazon fan, and yes, it may take some time to find the right dress, but if you have written down all of the details that are important to you, you can find some Ah-mazing deals at this wonderful online store. I have personally found some dresses, tops, and pants in all kinds of sizes for my daughter & myself.  The best part is, that at these deeply discounted prices, you can buy several dresses in all kinds of sizes, (including plus), and if you don’t like them, send them back.  Just make sure that you are paying attention to the ratings and comments of other buyers, and remember that you can get your dress altered for that custom fit.           


Super Saving Tip:  Get Amazon Prime and save a ton of money on shipping on your entire wedding day items!   2-Day Free Shipping!!!!!    





eBay Wedding Dresses


Don’t forget about E-Bay!  What I love about E-Bay is that it’s full of wonderful sellers, who want you to buy from them.  You can get a designer dress, that’s slightly used or new for a fraction of the cost.  Plus, you can ask questions, and there are usually tons of pictures to look at before you buy.  



eBay Wedding Dresses



DIY Veils 



I can’t say enough about how much I love being a part of the Craftsy community, and when it comes to saving money a little DIY goes a long way.  Here is an online class called:




Vintage-Inspired Veils for the Modern Bride



Vintage Inspired Veils for the Modern Bride



and if your really wanting to get a custom fit dress without the cost, you could find a dress at your local Craigslist listing, a thrift or consignment shop, and take the following class:



Tailoring Ready-to-Wear



Tailoring Ready to Wear




I would also suggest that you browse on Pinterest and see what other types of savings you can find.  It’s one of my all time favorite places to be, so let’s connect here:  SuperGirlSavings on Pinterest.  Let me know you found me and I will follow you as well.  🙂  I hope that some of these money-saving ways to save, give you a little encouragement that you can still find your dream wedding dresses without breaking the budget.

Just so ya know, that some of the links above are my referral links, which means I may get a small commission if you make a purchase, at no additional cost to you of course. Thank you for your support!   :-)

Do You Got The Heel Pain Blues? Part 2

Hopefully, some of you have tried the treatment suggestion in my first post, “Do You Got The Heel Pain Blues Part 1“,  and are on the road to recovery.  I thought that I would do a quick little video and share some more heel pain relieving tips if your still singing the heel pain blues below:  




I’m going to stop right here and let you know that I am NOT a physician, and the expressed treatment suggestions that I’m going to tell you about are ones that I have used with some success.  I am writing this post, simply because I have a deep passion to help anyone who is going through this debilitating condition, and these home treatment methods are worth trying.  I am also a certified Podiatric Medical Assistant, and I have been the business manager for a Podiatry practice for the past 17 years.  So,  I do know a thing or two about heel pain, but PLEASE remember that everyone is different and if these treatment suggestions are not working for you, PLEASE go and see your local podiatrist to get professional medical help.   

Powerstep® ProTech Full Length 



Powerstep Protech Control Full Length



I have been wearing Powerstep inserts in my shoes for years!  They give me the extra heel and arch support that I need, and the $30-ish price range is my kind of savings.  They also come in a wide fit for all of us with a bigger foot, and that includes me.  🙂  Powerstep Wide Fit Orthotics


  • Podiatrist designed & APMA accepted to promote quality foothealth.
  • Alleviates pain associated with plantar fasciitis arch pain& heel spurs amongst other foot conditions.
  • Supports & protects the arch, foot, ankle, knee, &lower back.
  • Poron heel Comfort Cushion
  • double layer EVA cushion casing


SuperFeet Insoles



Superfeet Green Premium Insoles



Superfeet come in a variety of insoles, and I highly recommend that you take a look carefully at what each one offers.  I own the “Green” insoles because they accommodate my high arches and fit in wide, roomy shoes.  These inserts come in at around $45 and are available to buy at Amazon.        


  • Synthetic
  • Imported
  • Manmade sole
  • High-arched insole for maximum support
  • Fits most roomy footwear styles with factory insoles you can remove
  • For common foot pain, arch pain, heel pain & plantar fasciitis
  • With natural NXT anti-bacteria coating, latex-free & vegan
  • Durable construction adds comfort, support & structure to shoes

Vionic Sandals with Orthaheel

Vionic Amber Womens Slide Sandal

Vionic Womens Tide II Orthaheel Thong



Vionic Womens Tide II Orthaheel Thong Sandal Shoe



I knew the first time I put my aching feet into a Vionic sandal, that they were made for me!  Vionic shoes with Orthaheel technology were designed by a podiatrist, and basically they are biomechanically engineered to hug your arches, which supports natural alignment.  I own some sandals, flip-flops, and gym shoes, and I check back often on Amazon to get the best price which ranges from $30-$100.  

By the way…..I wear my Orthosleeve Natural colored heel pain socks with my sandals sometimes when I need some extra support, and they blend right into my tan.  LOL  


Thanks for checking out my pain relief tips for the heel pain relief, and I hope that some of this information was useful to you if you are a sufferer.  Just so you know that some of the links above are my affiliate links, and I will get a small commission fee if you decide to buy.  I thank you for your support, and I hope you come back for more super saving tips, product review, and news.   



Where Are You On The Swim-Fographic?



I can tell that were in the full swing of the summer season with all the ladies trying on different swimsuits, and I mean a lot of different swimsuits.  It’s a mad house out there! 🙂  I am a gal with curves, so I know that it’s important to accent my hips in a flattering, comfortable, and covered way, and I like the 40’s styled swimsuits in the Swim-fographic below.  I would love to know which swim suit era you belong too, and what suits you like on Modcloth.  Comment below, and lets embrace, support, and share our trendy beach body curves.   


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It’s a pool party over at ModCloth, and you’re invited! With so many bikinis and one pieces to pick from, you’re bound to find a standout look that suits your style. And while you’re at it, check out ModCloth’s exploration of so-called “ideal” beach bodies in their new Swim-fographic! It’s an intriguing look at how arbitrarily beauty standards have changed over time. Of course, ModCloth knows that every body is a beach body — the only requirements are a beach, your bod, and a swimsuit you can’t wait to flaunt!