Find the dress of your dreams - without the price-tag of your nightmares!
Your wedding day is one occasion when you want to look and feel a million dollars. However, who says your wedding dress has to cost a fortune for you to feel sensational?
Increasingly, brides-to-be are looking for clever ways to save on their big-day attire - and here are five top tips for cutting the cost of your wedding dress!
Shopping around as soon as you begin your planning gives you the luxury not only of time, but also of finding the perfect dress to match your style – and budget. The high street is now full of gorgeous wedding gowns, whilst shopping online will give you access to a spectrum of designers and brands across the globe, and will also allow you to compare prices. Just make sure you watch out for counterfeits!
If you’re not bothered about preserving your dress after the big day, why not consider borrowing or hiring your wedding gown? Walking down the aisle in the same dress as our mother or grandmother has a definite romance to it – and if you can’t borrow from someone you know, log-on to www.wishwantwear.com to hire a designer dress for a fraction of the retail price.
Chances are that you or a friend are handy with a sewing machine so if you want the ultimate in unique on your wedding day, why not make the dress yourself? The DIY dress is definitely cost-effective but only commit to it if you’re certain you’ll be happy with the results - after all, tulle doesn’t come cheap! Before you decide on anything, take a look at a few online tutorials and see if it’s something that you will be able to do or not.
Sample sales are a fantastic opportunity to browse designer gowns and wedding accessories. No one will know the dress is from last season – and frankly, who’d care anyway? – and you’ll be able to bag a beautiful gown at a fraction of the price. What’s not to love?
SELL IT AFTERWARDS
Increasingly, savvy brides are selling their wedding dresses after the big day is over. Sites such as www.stillwhite.co.uk make the process easy peasy – you won’t necessarily get back the full sum you originally paid for the gown but every little helps, right?