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Cherished Wedding Gowns

So you’re getting hitched, and think you’re not the type for an über-pricey bridal meringue. But then that sophisticated Badgley Mischka hand-beaded gown puts the stars in your eyes … until its $6,000 price tag brings your one-woman space shuttle plummeting back down to earth. Well, you think, devising cost-savings strategies, you could serve mac ‘n’ cheese instead of Cornish game hens. But just before you decide to skimp on tasty vittles for your hungry guests (because we expect them, mind you), you hear about a gloriously untapped resource in Walnut Creek: Cherished Wedding Gowns. Although it’s next to a decidedly unglamorous carpet store and across the street from an even more unglamorous Mazda dealership, this storefront shop nestled in a semi-industrial neighborhood offers bridal glamour for less — far less than your average bridal boutique. The shop stocks couture and designer gowns, both on consignment and shop samples, for up to a 75 percent discount. Badgley Mischka, Reem Acra, Carmela Sutera, Vera Wang … all the big names are calling for you here. Yes, you can both feed your guests and have a hand-embroidered Reem Acra ballgown for a little more than a cool thou.

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