Bride Spends $20,000 on Pre-Wedding Surgeries

K. Mathews on 4 Jan 2012 at 3:00pm

How much are you willing to pay to look picture perfect at your wedding? If you’re Linsey Ray, that magic figure is $20,000, the same amount she’s spending for the entire wedding. While many wouldn’t dream of paying that much, Ray, who hopes to look like a princess walking down the aisle, tells ABC News, “It’s worth it for me.”

Before turning to plastic surgery, Ray tried diet and exercise, succeeding in losing a lot of weight. Unfortunately, she then encountered a typical weight-loss problem: unsightly excess skin around her belly. When her boyfriend proposed to her, Ray decided to have a tummy tuck and breast lift to give her the body she always wanted in time for her wedding. Because of the lofty surgical price tags, Ray and her fiancé decided to forgo a honeymoon in order to cut costs somewhere.  Now that is a supportive partner
Ray likely would've had the procedures anyway, but she isn’t alone in getting it done pre-wedding. A number of brides-to-be have flocked to RealSelf to ask the experts questions about procedures that might help them feel more gown-ready. Whether they’re all willing to shell out $20,000 for the touch-ups is another matter.

If you're looking for less expensive and extensive cosmetic enhancements for your big day, here are a few options to check out:

As Ray surely discovered there isn't a non-surgical way to permanently boost your cleavage. So if you don't want a boob job, better stick with Victoria's Secret. 

Photo credit: Screen caps for ABC News