Weddings are a lovely tradition, but in this day and age, they can cost a lot of money and you may need to tighten your budget up a bit. So what to do if you cannot afford a custom made, hand stitched wedding dress? Do not give up on your dreams just yet! You can still find the wedding dress of your dreams at a price that you can afford.
One important thing to do before looking for a wedding dress at a good price is drawing up a budget, including money for alterations, accessories and any cleaning costs for before and after the wedding. Making a budget and sticking to it will help to keep you from overspending on your dress.
One way that you can wear your dream wedding dress despite financial restraints is by choosing a second-hand wedding dress. You may find that you are put off a little by the fact that someone else has worn it already, but chances are that it has only been worn once. You can always have it professionally cleaned and tailored to fit you. This is a fool proof way for you to purchase a high fashion dress without paying high fashion prices for it.
Another way to find bridal gowns
is to keep your eyes open for sample sales being held locally or in nearby towns and trunk shows at bridal shops and department stores. Some charities host trunk shows featuring gowns that have been used and donate and the proceeds made from buying the dresses to the featured charity.
Perhaps you can borrow a dress from someone you know who is the same size as you and has already been married, or even your mother’s dress if she still has it. This way, you can create a new tradition while keeping your money in your pocket. You can also rent a wedding dress if keeping the dress after your special day has no sentimental value for you – after all, you will only be using it for one day.
Some bridal stores will allow you to buy one of the sample dresses off of the rack. If all you will need are minor alterations on the sample size, you may be able to get it at a discounted price, since you will not be ordering your dress to be custom made.
You can also shop online or an outlet stores to find the best prices for the best bridal gown and cheap wedding dresses in 2015. There are many online bridal boutiques and they offer a wide variety of dress styles, likely much more than you will find within your price range by going into stores. If you have a friend or family member who is talented with a sewing machine, you may be able to make your own dress for a fraction of the cost that a professional seamstress would charge. This ensures that you get your dream dress, made to your specifications while sticking to your budget for it.