Bride goes travelling in her wedding dress

In our last post, we shared a story about a couple in the UK who managed to only spend S$2 for their wedding reception (click here if you missed it). Today, we continue on the topic of thrifty individuals who make their money spent on wedding essentials go far and well worth.

(All photos credit to One Dress One Woman One World)

Jennifer Salvage, 42, from New Jersey, America, calls her USD $400 wedding gown a traveling dress. Not just because the white laced gown survived a trip to Easter Island, Chile, for the pre-wedding photo shoot, but it remained as THE dress in subsequent travel photos which sees Jennifer playing ice hockey and diving with dolphins in more than 19 countries over five years.



Jennifer and her husband Jeff’s ingenious idea to make sure the former’s wedding gown will never be left untouched ever in their wardrobe, is well captured on their website, One Dress One Woman One World.

“When my husband and I decided to get married in the most remote, inhabited place in the world, Easter Island, we knew we needed a dress that could be stuffed in and out of a backpack without primping,” said Jennifer on her gown.

“People would think they’d stumbled on a wedding, then realise it was something much cooler. I decided at that point to make it a project,” Jeff added.

Since then, the couple has embarked on 147 photo shoots in countries like China, Egypt, New Zealand, Jamaica, Russia and others.


A quote on the website sums up the Salvages’ adventure brilliantly: Jennifer and her dress have traveled across the world in search of adventure, beauty, an excuse to never end her honeymoon with Jeff. Not only have they made the dress, which many brides bemoan about how it can only be worn once in a lifetime, a fun addition to their travels, but they’ve also come up with a most unique way to commemorate the biggest and most memorable day of their lives. How very romantic!