The wedding dress; the single dress that most women dream about half their lives, and then dread going shopping for it when the time comes. Because it’s something they were waiting to buy from such a long time, even if they hadn’t been doing it consciously, brides tend to have a particular dress in mind when going shopping for it.
As a result; bridal dress shopping becomes a nightmare.
But the real problem starts when you have to go bridal dress shopping; in a budget. Even planning the entire wedding sometimes would feel less tiring; than trying to find a dress with limited funds for it. But as nightmarish as it sounds, it’s still possible, so don’t be disheartened.
Here are our tips for when you need to find the bridal dress of your dreams, but you have to keep a tight hold on your money.
Buying the dress in the correct season.
Like everything else, wedding dresses too have a season where they don’t do so well. If you plan ahead of time, you can buy your wedding dress during the off season for it, and spend a lot less than you would, if you had to buy it during the season. Though it is different from country to country, the time that most dress shops have their wedding dresses in sale, is during fall.
Be daring, and different…with a little help!
Making your own dress is definitely a risk—especially if you don’t work very well under a lot of stress. Trust us, you will definitely be under a lot of stress when the big date approaches. Opt for getting a seamstress to stitch your dress if you want to be different, without taking too much chances. If you buy the necessary materials, like the bridal silk fabric, or the laces, then the prices come down for sewing charges as well.
The less popular, the less charges.
If you can’t be bothered to go looking for the bridal silk cloth material (or a seamstress for that matter), then your best option is to opt for a dress designed by someone who’s still yet to be famous. Like most other things, the more famous the brand is, the more expensive it tends to get. Besides the price, most new and upcoming designers are not hard to get a hold of. This means you can opt for this even if this is a “last minute-rushed wedding”.
Consider a second-hand option.
If your budget is very tight, and you don’t have a lot of funds to spend on a dress you’ll wear only once in your whole life time; then consider hiring the wedding dress, or at the least, buying a used dress. Don’t feel bad about it. Like you, the person who wore it before too just wore it once. Think of all the other ways that the remaining money from the dress could be used for…!
A bride’s maid turned bride?
Most wedding dress boutiques have a wonderful collection of bride’s maid dresses. If your wedding is going to be a simple one, then an over the top dress might seem a little out of place. Instead of a large bride’s dress, opt for getting a bride’s maid dress—in white, of course! You’ll be amazed on how much the bride’s maid’s dresses look like the bride’s when they are in white. The big reduction on the price is a big plus as well.
Whatever you decide on, we wish you luck! We’ll have our fingers crossed, and hope that you find the perfect dress—for the perfect price!