In the last episode of the Adventures of Haute Cocoa, our intrepid heroine used her penny-pinching skills for good as she shopped for charity at the Bridal Garden. In today's episode, the gods of nuptial discounts reward her for her feats of thriftiness by bestowing her with -- ka-pow! -- Bridepower!
[This architectural Christos gown is a stylish bargain at $499.]
And, of course, this wouldn't be a Miss Hot Cocoa post unless you get a swwweeet deal. Gowns are generally between 50-75% off retail. I came this close to purchasing the lovely Vera Wang silk mikado fit-and-flare gown above; a delicious deal at under $1500.