Bride stuns in $5 wedding dress from thrift store: 'Perfection'

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A bride has gone viral on TikTok after sharing her incredible $5 wedding dress she bought from a thrift store.

Jillian Lynch, from the US state of Ohio, revealed her total outfit, including shoes, cost just A$16.75, with the total cost coming to around A$170 after she spent about A$150 on alterations.

In a video posted to TikTok, the bride wowed followers as she showed off the cream Camilia Coelho dress, which retails for $348 on Revolve.

Jillian Lynch poses in her cheap wedding dress.
Jillian Lynch shows off her Camilia Coelho dress, which retails for $348 on Revolve. Source: TikTok/Jilly_Lynch

Jillian shared photos from her big day with her new husband, with her hair in an updo and accessorised with some baby's breath.

The newlyweds had a small ceremony in May, with just 30 people in attendance.

She told Insider she thrift shops "all the time" and didn't even consider buying her dress from a bridal store.

"I just started looking for dresses, not wedding dresses, but simple white dresses," she told the publication. "I didn't want anything too formal."

She said she went thrift shopping a month out from her wedding to find her perfect dress, and the one she chose was new with tags still attached.

She tailored the dress to make it more form-fitting, added a lace detail to make the long leg slip more modest and got rid of the adjustable straps.

Jillian Lynch shows off her wedding outfit.
Jillian Lynch paid around $170 for her entire wedding outfit. Source: TikTok/Jilly_Lynch

"I was so nervous about these alterations that I wasn't going to like how they turned out, but instead it is a dream," she said in a TikTok video.

People were absolutely stunned by Jillian's thrifty wedding outfit.

"It is perfection," one said.

"And I thought I was saving when I bought my designer dress at a sample sale [for] $1000," another commented.

"Even if you included the alterations that's a ridiculously good deal!" a third added.

Jillian told Insider that she felt "amazing" on her wedding day.

"I don't think I've ever felt that great in something," she said. "That's what brides should feel on their wedding day, like they're at their peak beautiful self. That's exactly how I felt when I put it on."

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