TJ Maxx Just Launched a Wedding Shop for Budget-Conscious Brides
The chain retailer is famous for having relatively low prices on everything from sheets to gourmet foodstuffs, so it’s no surprise that the company would make an effort to disrupt one of the pricier industries by offering it’s very own line of wedding apparel, accessories and decor.
The Wedding Shop at TJ Maxx
The apparel collection includes dresses for brides, bridesmaids and the mother of the bride (or groom, I guess) along with shoes, jewelry, handbags and a few more casual “little white dresses” — perfect for those less ~traditional~ wedding ceremonies.
These more casual dresses range in price from $16 to $200. The formal bridal dresses range in price from $50 up to $1,000, but the majority of them fall into the under-$200 category. Not all bad considering the average cost of a wedding dress in 2016 was $1,564.
The bridesmaid dresses come in a range of styles, colors and sizes — including plus sizes — and all at prices that won’t make your bridesmaids secretly plot your undoing when left alone together at the reception.
The decor collection features items like his and hers wine glasses and a sweet “Mr. and Mrs.” banner, as well as several affordable gift options including everything from drip coffee brewers to commemorative wall art.
(There are also some not-so-affordable gift options available through the new wedding shop, but let’s be real: if you’re a guest who’s already shelled out goodness knows how much just to be present at this wedding, you’re not obligated to gift a $260 mixer. The $10 cheese board will more than suffice.)
So, if you’re planning a wedding, or you’re planning to attend a wedding, or you’re planning to participate in a wedding or you’re planning to send a gift with a card offering congratulations to the happy couple and your deepest regrets at just not being able to make it this time and you’re so sorry, you’ll probably want to keep the wedding shop at TJ Maxx in mind. Just sayin’.
Grace Schweizer is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder.