Buying a wedding dress is a very painstaking process. It is one aspect of the entire event that you will spend a lot of money on. The venue, the cake and the dress are the main money pits. But just because this is the typical trend does not mean you need to follow it too. There are a number of different ways in which you can save a lot of money on the wedding dress.
One way to save money is to order the dress in advance. The longer is the time duration between the date of order and the wedding date the cheaper it will be for you. When deciding on the type of dress different materials, trimmings, styles and designs can affect its price. The fees of the seamstress will be standard but on everything else you can save a lot of money. If you buy all the materials yourself it will be cheaper for you that if you get it from the seamstress itself. If you decide to have a plain but elegant dress then the cost of trimmings will come down considerably.
Another way to save cash is to shop around. There are a number of boutiques and retail stores that have a wonderful line of dresses of every style and in varied colors. You should visit each one and look at their entire line. Choose from all the options you will see and make a list of the ones you liked the most. Then compare the prices of the ones you have short-listed and pick the cheapest one. Also, on these rounds don’t go for the high end designer ones or the couture line, those will be unnecessarily expensive. The stores will also have a discount rack that usually has many great options at slashed rates. There are also whole sale stores that have a special on wedding dresses once or a few times each year. Try to make it for those sales.
Another great way is to alter your mother’s dress to make it fit you. This way you only pay for the alterations. Also wearing your mother’s dress is very sentimental and symbolic. If this is not an option for you then you can even rent the perfect dress which will cost you only a fraction of the real price. Seeing as you will probably be wearing this dress only once in your life, this could be a wonderful option.