How to Save Money On Your Wedding Dress


News flash, planning and paying for a wedding is expensive! It's hard to stick to a budget, no matter how big or small that budget is. With the average wedding dress costing several thousands of dollars, staying in budget seems impossible. Thousands of dollars for a dress you will wear once, that's just too much! Don't lose hope yet, wearing the wedding dress of your dreams doesn't have to break the bank. 

Here are 5 ways to save money on your wedding dress.

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Sample Sale

Most bridal boutiques will hold an annual sample sale to get rid of the previous years styles. Designers will also hold trunk shows where you can expect a small discount on current dress designs. Search online or give your local salon a call to find out the dates of their next trunk show and sale. If you are lucky enough to live in an area that has a bridal boutique that specialize in discount wedding dresses, well then you are in luck! For those brides who are not this fortunate, don't fret! These days you can buy sample dresses at a discounted price online. 

Buy Used

A secondhand wedding gown is a great way to get that designer dress you are dreaming of at a fraction of the cost. Sure this may not sound super glamorous, but what's more important...where you got the dress or wearing the wedding dress of your dreams? 

Have a Dress Made

Check with your local seamstress to see if she can re-create your dream designer wedding dress. Best yet, she will be able to combine different elements from each of your favorite styles, designing you a dress that is truly unique!

Shop Around

The price of a wedding dress is not set in stone so do your due diligence and shop around! Check out each of your local bridal salons to see who has the best price. Go the extra mile and search online for any boutiques which may have your dress for even less. 

Sell It

Let's be realistic, you're not going to ever wear this dress again! Unless you have some brilliant (and realistic) idea to re-use your wedding dress, consider selling it. There are plenty of brides out there who will purchase your gently worn wedding dress. To get started, check out the website Tradsey or OnceWed. You will not only be getting money back, but you are helping out a fellow bride who maybe couldn't afford this dress otherwise. 


What tips do you have to save on a dream wedding dress?

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