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Little Known Ways to Find an Affordable Wedding Dress
Finding a beautiful yet affordable wedding dress can take time and effort. Many wedding gowns are too expensive for the average bride's wedding budget. Here's some tips to help you save money on your wedding dress.
Don't buy from the bridal department. There is usually a surcharge for dresses in the bridal section of a store. Instead, go to the formal evening wear section or even the prom dress section.
If you've got a lot of time before the wedding, look for sales at wedding salons. After the month of June, many bridal gowns go on sale. Also, check out sample or floor model gowns. Many of them still look fantastic. Some discontinued bridal dress models are very inexpensive compared to most other bridal gowns. And sadly some bridal gowns are paid for but not picked up. These can be bought at a low price.
Don't forget that wedding veils are cheaper than wedding gowns. Spend more on a great veil while saving money on the gown.
eBay and the local newspaper are good places to find inexpensive gowns. Also, use Google search by searching these terms: "wedding dress +discount", "wedding dress +cheap", and "wedding dress +bargain".
As you're on the internet, search for wedding outlet stores. You may find a great deal at these internet bridal stores. Make sure to find out the manufacturer and style of the dress you're interested in. Bridal outlet stores will ask for this information. Also, give them your measurements to see if they have a dress that will fit you. If you do buy a dress from a wedding outlet store, the dress will be sent in a box. However, a trip to the dry cleaners will make the dress look great.
Think about renting your wedding dress. The guys get to rent tuxedos, so why can't you rent your bridal clothes? Renting will save you much money. You can expect a 90% discount on your bridal gown. This means you can wear a $1000 gown for $100!
Scout out the dresses at consignment shops or high fashion/couture wear second hand shops. You can find these shops at every major city.
Ask your relatives and friends. They may have a dress you can borrow.
Think about having your dress made. This is a great alternative if you want the elegant, sleek dress. Plus, designer dresses use the same silk found in fabric stores.
Finally, you can use these tips to find affordable dresses for your bridesmaids.
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Cheap Formal Dress - Good Enough For a Wedding?
Now that he's finally popped the question your thoughts wander to your wedding dress. Will a cheap formal dress be good enough for a wedding? It's your very special day and you want it to be perfect, but you're also stuck with a budget, and so are your bridesmaids-to-be and your mother. How can you have elegant dresses and not go broke over them?
You will find many places, especially on the Internet where you find wedding gowns and bridesmaid's dresses in all kinds of styles. When you shop around a little you will see a wide array of options; beautiful dresses where no-one would guess at their price tag.
You'd be amazed how much elegance you can achieve for comparatively very little money. A cheap formal dress or wedding dress can start as low as US $80.00, with not a frumpy thread in it. Also look for clearances at stores. You might be able to get great bargains if you manage to coincide with a clearance. Sometimes you can also garner decent discounts if the whole wedding party shops at the same place.
The times that cheap equaled bad style and quality are a thing of the past. You don't have to endanger your life's savings anymore to look absolutely gorgeous on your wedding day in a cheap formal dress.
The same is true for bridesmaid's dresses. Gone are the times when bridesmaid's dresses had a style that you would definitely never wear again, ever, after the wedding was over. Nowadays most bridesmaids' dresses look like made for models and most cheap formal dresses fall into that category. They are beautiful and you can use them for all kinds of different events after the wedding is a fond memory. Most of the time they are even advertised as Bridesmaid's/Prom/Wedding Party/Homecoming/Party dress, so one can use them for all types of occasions.
Even the mother of the bride (and the mother of the groom too, for that matter) doesn't have to stay behind. Beautiful cheap formal dresses in every style and for every type of body are available at this price range. And what's also nice, many of these stores, brick-and-mortar or online, have tailoring services available, in case a dress needs any adjustments.
A cheap formal dress is also a great option for the junior bridesmaids and the flower girls. They start as low as US $50.00 and many also combine with the bride's wedding dress. Most of these dresses are so cute and pretty, you'd think they must cost a fortune, when in reality they are very affordable.
While we are dressing the whole female part of the wedding party, let's not forget the groom, the best man and the groom's men. What about them? Well, how about tuxedos that make you look smashing for under US $200.00? That way one wouldn't have to deal with a rental (always keeping the budget in mind), but the gentlemen could all look very handsome in their own tuxedos.
So, back to the question if a cheap formal dress would be good enough for a wedding? The answer is most definitely yes. The whole wedding party can dress to the nines even on a limited budget. That way you'll have more left for your flowers, decoration and the wedding cake and even a honey moon.
From: Christina Meier