For any bride, the dress is the most beautiful and pleasant part of planning her wedding. But like everything else wedding-related, the gown can end up costing a fortune and compromising your whole wedding budget. This is why, before heading out to the bridal salons, you must read a few tips on how to save money when buying the wedding dress of your dreams.
Search for Wedding Dress offers on Daily Deal Sites.
This might come as a shock to you, but nowadays you can pretty much find anything on the daily deal sites such as LivingSocial or Groupon, even wedding gowns. They sometimes host deals for local designers who are willing to offer serious discounts for their bridal collections.
Check the Sample Sale Sites.
Sample sale sites such as Gilt, Ideeli and Rue La La have a couple of days every year when they feature only wedding sales, including wedding dresses. On these unique occasions you will find gowns from famous designers like Nicole Miller, Monique Lhuillier and many more marked down as much as 50 to 75 percent below the retail price.
Run a browser search for Bridal Salon Sample Sales.
Many bridal salons host sample sales once in a while so they can get rid of last season’s dresses and when this happens you can buy a designer wedding dress at a fraction of its initial retail price. You can do a browser search for wedding gowns sample sales in your city to find out when and where the next one will take place. But be sure to be in front of the store early because, usually, hundreds of women line up and if you go after the store opens, you may lose your chance to buy a wonderful gown at a price below retail.
Hire a dress maker to make you a custom gown
The problem with buying a wedding dress from a bridal salon is that you find yourself completely overwhelmed by the impressive number of white dresses in the store. To avoid all this craziness you can hire a dress maker to make you a custom gown. And the best thing about this option is that the final price will be less that you would usually pay for a dress off the rack. Another great advantage is that you can choose every single material, beading and detail that is used to make the dress of your dreams.
Consider Buying a Used Wedding Dress.
If your dream gown costs a fortune and you simply cannot afford it and you also do not want to compromise for another, you can consider buying it from a former bride. There are many online stores that offer used wedding gowns or you can check sites like Craigslist or eBay. You will be amazed to discover how many beautiful wedding dresses can be found here at affordable prices, and all of these are in perfect conditions. After all, they have been worn only once.