This Is So Wrong: The Costco Bride

I was at a luncheon over Spring Break and someone brought up the Costco Bride and I almost regurgitated my lovely shrimp sandwich on their plate. Costco? You have GOT to be joking me. That is the most repulsive thing I have ever heard. Then I blocked it from my memory until Alex over at Is, Ands & Butts reminded me of this horrid nightmare.

Shopping List:
1. Bottled Water
2. Toilet Paper
3. Paper Towels
4. My Wedding Dress
6. Goldfish
7. Wedding Bands 
No Ma’am. These should never be on the same list. I realize we’re all on this recession kick and we’re having to save every penny, but Costco. Really people? Really. Look ladies, if you need to save money… you cut the guest list. Your second cousin, Sally. Sorry, chach didn’t make the cut. Oh, and you’re “grand-big sister in Delta Nu with 5 children” that’s right she’s cut too. Her and her snot nose kids will receive a lovely announcement. 
I can’t talk about this subject anymore. It physically pains me. If you’re a a bride and you need a wedding on a small budget, contact me. We’ll make it work without buying your dress from Costco. Is ANYONE on board with this? Who are you? Where do you live? 


  1. March 30, 2011 / 2:13 pm

    "Hey babe, why don't we head to Costco for some free samples and while we are there getting our cheap a$$ free lunch why not try on a dress for the big day. No worries, I'll be testing out the jalapeno poppers while you browse 'cause you know it's bad luck for me to see the dress."
    Enough said sista.

  2. March 30, 2011 / 3:08 pm

    Oh my goodness, I haven't heard of this until now but seriously?? that is ridiculous!!

  3. Anonymous
    March 30, 2011 / 4:23 pm

    I bought my dress from Costco and I actually loved it. Sorry we don't all have a million dollor budget for our dream wedding. Btw, I am from Houston, and live in Memorial.

  4. March 30, 2011 / 5:22 pm

    These hilarious rants are precisely why I love you. There are so many other places to find discounted wedding dresses, ya know like Monica does in friends. But I guess if I stumbled upon my absolute fav at Costco, I would have to jump on it.

  5. Anonymous
    March 30, 2011 / 8:30 pm

    I find this blog somewhat offensive. I just recently got engaged and don't have a large budget. I think that a wedding should be about being with the one you love on your special day, not about the name on the dress. I find nothing wrong with buying a dress from Costco if it is all you can afford.

  6. Anonymous
    March 30, 2011 / 8:37 pm

    Has this become a blog to talk down on people? Im sorry but everyone is entitled to do whatever they want for their wedding who are you to judge them??

  7. Anonymous
    March 30, 2011 / 8:56 pm

    "The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, and they ridiculed him. And he said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God."

    Luke 16:14-15 ESV

  8. Anonymous
    March 30, 2011 / 9:21 pm

    This absurd how can you possibly make fun of people for not having enough money to afford a dress. I have worked hard my entire life and was born into a low income single parent family. I don't have the money to buy a dress from a high brow boutique and have to turn to alternatives like Costco. Why would you intentionally make fun of people like me you cant afford the finer things such as your self? You should be ashamed of yourself.

  9. March 30, 2011 / 9:53 pm

    Personally, I think a lot of brides become way too absorbed in spending thousands on their wedding day details. Everyone should feel beautiful on their wedding day but ultimately, in my mind, its about the celebration of love, not the cake or the venue or even the dress. I can definitely appreciate a bride being sensible and opting for something she can afford.

  10. Anonymous
    March 30, 2011 / 10:13 pm

    oh no! Costco has been mocked! clearly everyone must rise up and attack anyone who has the nerve to attack poor taste!

    it isn't the money, oh anonymous PC drama queens, it's the quality…and the idea that shopping for something so special as a wedding dress is incongruous with a store where you can also pick up a discount pallet of toilet paper.

    i'd advise the author to put up a warning sign that anyone who is too dumb to comprehend sarcasm, humor and tongues planted firmly in cheek, should feel free to go somewhere else to avoid having their tender sensibilities wounded.

  11. Anonymous
    March 30, 2011 / 10:20 pm

    anyone who knows Cat knows,knows she was raised most of her childhood by her working,divorced Mother!Cat has had to work hard since she was a child for everything she has received.Cat helped her Mother in their family business,sometimes working until late during Christmas during her preteen and teenage years.Cat knows the value of a dollar.
    also,anyone who knows Cat knows she has a huge heart,huge faith in God and large sense of humor!!
    people should relax and just laugh…you have to learn to laugh.
    also,for the right designer dress she may secretly shop the Costco and no one would ever know!

  12. Anonymous
    March 31, 2011 / 2:18 am

    Hahahha wow some people are funny.. People really get offended about someone being sarcastic about a dress that you literally go buy mass amounts of water bottles from? Cat is not making fun of poor people obviously… You can go buy $99 dresses from Davids Bridal if youd like.. Costco does not need to be selling wedding dresses.. It is weird and if you don't think it is then that is fine, but no one is calling anyone poor here… It is just weird

  13. Shushu
    March 31, 2011 / 2:25 am

    Cat- This is freaking hilarious! My number one buy from Costco are frozen beef and cheese burritos, not a wedding dress!

    Y'all need to chillax people! Never once did Cat say that because you are poor, you suck. There are other ways to buy a cheap wedding dress, just not in the frozen foods aisle.

  14. March 31, 2011 / 2:40 am

    Woah people, talk about serious overreaction. The point was that it is just plain weird to buy a wedding dress at Costco, it has nothing to do with money! Geez!

  15. April 1, 2011 / 2:38 am

    Cat, stay true to who you are and never forget that.

    I'll forever be one of your biggest fans…

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