Wedding dress on a budget: 5 ways to get the look without breaking the bank
All of us are on a budget these days, and planning your wedding on a budget can be quite challenging.
When it comes to your wedding dress, it can hard to hold back, especially when you have found “The One” and it costs much more than you had expected or dreamed it would! Here are my five tips to help you get the dress of your dreams, without breaking the bank.
1. Cut the cost. If that designer wedding dress is just way out of your price range, consider asking the designer if it can be made with less expensive fabrics, lace or embellishments. For example, have the dress made in polyester satin instead of silk; use cheaper embroidered tulle rather than French lace; pare down the embellishments, rather than have lots of them.
2. Modify the design. If the price is still out of your range, ask if the design can be modified to bring the price down. For example, instead of having twelve layers of tulle in the skirt, find out if it can have six. Instead of having a full lace bodice, have lace accents.
3. Buy off the rack. Rather than getting a dress made from scratch, consider buying a ready made dress off the rack. Quite often, and depending on the store, you can get a discount on the dress as it is floor stock and has most likely been tried on.
4. Be open minded. Having your heart set on a particular design can become quite costly. If you are willing to think outside the square and consider alternatives, you can have your dress for a much more realistic price.
5. Buy it on sale. Once or twice a year, bridal shops have a clearance sale, where they sell their stock to make way for the new designs that are coming in. Of course you cannot be too picky in this case. You will need to look for what they have available in your size, and keep in mind that alterations may be necessary.
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