Get a Wedding Gown on a Budget

Joy m By Joy m, 25th Aug 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Every bride dreams of a perfect gown for their big day. Is it possible to get such a gown when you are tight on budget? Find out more from the article.


You big day is approaching and you have managed to complete almost every task in your wedding to-do-list. However, there is one more thing remaining - getting the perfect wedding gown. Finding the ideal dress is the dream of every bride-to-be, but if you are working on a budget, you may feel restrained on the choices available to you. The truth is, you cannot compromise on the importance of looking stunning on your wedding day. So how do you juggle between working on a tight budget and finding the perfect dress? Below are a few tips to help you do so, one of which I used myself when getting a dress for my wedding day.

1. Second-hand wedding dresses

There are several local stores and online marketplaces that sell gowns from people disposing off their old wedding dresses. Most of these gowns are usually steeply discounted, even though they may still be trendy. If you get one that you like but does not fit well, you can get a skilled tailor to adjust it to your size. A good number of second-hand gowns can be found on eBay. Ensure, though, that you first get your measurements right to get one that fits well. You can even try out a few dresses in a local bridal shop to find dresses that look good on you before proceeding to buy the same designs on eBay.

2. Rented gowns

You may say, “well that’s not romantic!” But hey, a wedding gown is a one-time wear whose main purpose is to make you look stunning and outstanding on your wedding day. (I mean, not everyone will be putting on a wedding gown on your big day, unless you are having a mass wedding!) If you can get a rented dress that makes you look fabulous, you will have achieved a great look for your wedding day while saving money for other expenses. In fact, this is the money saving tip I used for my wedding gown. I got a beautiful A-Line wedding dress and because I hired it, I saved mega bucks on it.

3. Sample sales

You can call local designer boutiques or bridal shops to ask for any upcoming sample sales in your location. These sales usually feature discounted dresses that were once used for advertisements, mannequin models or try-on samples for clients who wanted special orders. Since these sales have a lot of trendy designs, they are a good choice for brides looking for stylish designs at an affordable price.

However, before going for sample sales, it is important to be prepared beforehand. This is because you will not receive the individual attention characteristic of regular shopping. You therefore need to know exactly what you want and arrive early at the sale to get adequate time to sample through the dresses.

4. Other money saving gown tips

If you find a stunning dress but cannot afford it, you can get a good seamstress to create the same design for you at a lower cost. Also, if you have family members and friends with beautiful gowns, you can borrow one from them. Online stores are the best places to compare wedding gown prices. By visiting different websites that feature wedding dresses, you can get a wide range of dresses within your budget.


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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
25th Aug 2012 (#)

One has to be practical to save money. Every dollar counts. Useful share, Joy - siva

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author avatar Joy m
27th Aug 2012 (#)

Thanks Sivaramakrishnan.

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