So your big day is coming up and you don’t have a dress yet, don’t worry. As long as you set realistic goals and expectations, I’m sure you’ll be able to find that dress that will make your look and feel good on your wedding day. Now, I know not every bride has hundreds of thousands of cash to blow up on a dress they’ll be wearing only once in their lives so here are some tips on how to save money on your wedding dress without sacrificing style.
- WEAR YOU MOTHER’S WEDDING DRESS – if you’re really strapped for cash and there are other (better) things that you can think of spending money on other than a dress, why not ask your mom for her wedding dress? Vintage wedding dresses are on trend right now so if you and your mom have similar styles then there’s a great chance that you’ll like what she wore to her big day.
- HAVE YOUR MOM’S WEDDING DRESS ALTERED – now, if your mom’s dress is way too outdated for your style, you can always have it altered. This is a much more affordable alternative to buying a new dress. Look for a modern dress design you can get out of your mom’s dress. She’ll love that you chose to wear her dress on your own special day.
- RENT A DRESS – to some brides-to-be, their wedding dress is one of the biggest keepsakes from their wedding day but if you don’t care much about keeping a dress (there are so many other things you can make your keepsakes, by the way), why not just rent one? This is a great way to have a lots of choices within your budget.
- BUY A USED DRESS – on the other hand, if you want to keep your dress from your wedding and you have a low budget, what you can do is buy a used dress. Many women sell their wedding dresses after using it. You can find great deals online or you can ask your friends whose dresses caught your eye if they’re willing to sell their dress to you.
- GO TO SAMPLE SALES – lots of stores that carry designer brands (even designer stores themselves) hold lots of sample sales. Google up sample sale schedules in your area to find them but be sure you’re prepared. Many brides-to-be camp out for these kinds of sales.