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Wedding Confidential: Nanette Lepore Got Her Weddings Dress at the Salvation Army for $45

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It's Weddings Week here on Racked, and in celebration we've asked some of our favorite designers to share the details on their very own weddings. Today, New York-based designer Nanette Lepore talks to us about her registry regrets, her $45 wedding dress, and her advice to all the brides-to-be out there.

Racked: In hindsight, which of your registered gifts turned out to be the best?
Nanette Lepore: These beautiful Austrian cut-crystal goblets—the only thing I still use that was on my registry. I love the beautiful sound they make when you toast with them.

Racked: Anything you wish you hadn't registered for?
NL: I registered for this gray marbleized wedding china that I thought was so sophisticated. But a few years later, I realized how dated it was. So we used it as every day china and broke every single piece. But now I miss it. Maybe I’ll order it again? I can’t make up my mind...

Racked: When it comes to wedding shoes, would you say go for comfort or style?
NL: Ouch!!! Go for comfort. I didn’t and I paid the price...

Racked: What was your "something borrowed"?
NL: An antique cameo brooch

Racked: Who made your wedding dress?
NL: I bought it at the Salvation Army for $45. It was an exquisite 1940s lace dress.

Racked: Do you have an all-time favorite iconic wedding dress?
NL: My Italian grandmother’s from the 1930s. She wore a billowy lace dress with an gorgeous headdress that fanned at the top and flowed down to her ankles. She carried a bouquet tied with lots of long satin ribbons that cascaded over the front of her dress.

Racked: Any wedding planning advice for the brides-to-be out there?
NL: You want people to have fun at your wedding. Forget the stuffy details and the pressure to be perfect and just throw a great party! And never skimp on the music...

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