Your wedding is quite possibly the most important day of your
life and you've probably been dreaming about it since you were
about 12 years old. The dress you choose is ultimately going to
be what people look at and remember about your wedding. That
being said, you want to find the perfect dress that will make
your guest's and husband's jaws hit the floor when you walk down
the aisle. Are you thinking that may be unrealistic with your
wedding budget? Think again! We have some of the best shopping
tips in order to help you save money on your wedding dress. This
way you can enjoy your wedding while maintaining a reasonable
1. Shop Around – Don't assume the first dress you try
on is going to be the best deal or look the best on you. There
are many dresses to try.
2. Discount Bridal Salons
– Discount bridal salons often have sales of up to 75% off
(especially on last year's merchandise) which can save you a lot
of money in the long run. If you hear of a discount sale, make
sure you know what you are looking for since many women go crazy
at these events and dresses are often gone in a matter of
3. Have Someone Make Your Dress – If you
have a talented friend or family member who you trust to make
your wedding dress for you, you can save an enormous amount of
money and still have a great dress for your big day.
Look on the Internet – the Internet is a great place to
search and explore the many options of styles for your dress and
you are guaranteed to find dresses which do not cost a fortune.
5. Bridal Salons – normal bridal salons (as opposed to
discount) sometimes have sales which offer around 30% off last
years merchandise. The salons near where you live are definitely
worth looking into.
6. Borrow or Rent – Some women
cringe at the thought of borrowing or renting a wedding gown,
but others may not take it as seriously. Wedding dresses are
really only worn for one day and renting or borrowing can really
save you a lot of money.
7. Seamstresses – Contact
a seamstress and ask for a quote. It's unlikely that a
seamstress is going to charge you as much as a bridal salon. If
you do this, make sure to ask about their experience in this
area or past brides who you can contact. This will ensure they
are reputable and there won't be any "mishaps" with your dress.
Finding the perfect wedding dress is important, but paying a
ridiculous amount for one dress can be a waste of your money.
Finding the perfect wedding dress for the perfect price, now
that's a wedding dream come true!
About the Author:
Samantha Taylor spent several years working in the weddings
industry as a wedding planner. When she isn't being a mom of two
wonderful children, she works as a freelance writer for
a site that offers information about everything wedding related.