When planning a wedding you know that you have a wedding gown budget that is probably higher than you want it to be. The Wedding dress is one of the biggest expenses that you will have next to the catering bill or the venue expense. But there are some cheap ways that you can get around this.
You can shop at larger department stores sometimes they will have a wedding department that will have a nice selection of dresses and gowns, they usually even carry mother of the bride dresses and bridesmaid dresses. You can save a substantial amount of money shopping at these stores if you can find a dress that you like there.
If you prefer bridal shops and stores you can sometimes catch a sale that will reduce the items and make it within your budget and save you money that way. Check the stores frequently for their sales, and talk to the clerks to see when they have sales. You would be able to get a great deal here if you can catch the sales.
You can get a used dress at places like eBay, Craigslist and your local newspaper ads. The problem with this is that you will have a harder time finding your size and finding an outfit that you like. Thrift stores will also have a selection that you can choose from. They don’t always have a selection to choose from but sometimes you can find a fabulous dress for next to nothing. If you are looking for a vintage wedding gown, this is a place that you will want to look into.
You don’t have to pay full price for a gown if you start early and shop around to find the best deal.