Every woman wants to experience her own say yes to the dress moment, but most of us want to say yes to a designer wedding gown that’s gorgeous and cheap – without looking cheap. Weddings are expensive enough without spending thousands on a dress we’re only going to wear for a few hours, and one day most of us will look back and realize we should have spent that money elsewhere (on the honeymoon, perhaps). It might be stylish and gorgeous now, but no matter what you wear – designer and expensive or cheap and off-brand – your kids are going to wrinkle their noses and act horrified when you ask them if they want to wear your dress to their wedding.
Because we want your wedding to be memorable, and we want you to look and feel gorgeous, we are going to offer you a few tips that will help you find the wedding dress of your dreams at a price you feel a bit more comfortable paying. We are all about saving but still getting what we want, so here’s how you can do the same.
Head to the Sample Sales
Here is one way to find a cheap dress that doesn’t look cheap; head to designer sample sales. You’ll still pay more for a dress than you would if you bought one that was really cheap, but you’ll get a designer gown that’s far more what you wanted than you might think. These are sales that happen every so often, so you have to be careful to plan your shopping around these times of the year or you’ll miss the big sales.
You don’t have to go to a luxury boutique to find a gorgeous wedding dress you can afford. Many brides raise an eyebrow at the thought of heading somewhere such as David’s Bridal, but they do have some dresses that are designed by bigger names. Additionally, local shops have wedding dresses that are inexpensive but are very classy, and they sometimes offer sales on those gowns.
Have a Dress Custom-Made
That shocked you, didn’t it? Most women assume that a custom-made dress is far more expensive, but it’s not always the case. You can ask a designer to make a dress for you that’s so custom you can actually lower the price. For example, by removing beading or other embellishments, you can lower the price of your dream designer dress so that it’s actually cheaper and much more affordable.
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