I am excited to share some tips with you on how to find a cheap wedding dress. When my sister got married a few years ago, as her (slightly) older sister who has been married for a few years I had a few key pieces of advice for her. These simple tips will help anyone looking to have an amazing wedding at half the cost.
1 – Don’t stress over the wedding planning, as long as you get married you achieved your goal for the day.
2 – People love food. Make sure it’s delicious.
3 – Don’t break the bank. Figure out what your budget is and stick to it. It’s only one day.
Number 3 I thought was the most important. Especially since James and I paid for our wedding in loose change (seriously). But that is another story. My sister’s wedding was bigger and a bit more expensive, but she still had a budget. That brings us to this post and one easy way I can help you by giving you tips on how to find a cheap wedding dress.
Where To Find A Cheap Wedding Dress
One of the easiest places to save money is with buying a beautiful but cheap wedding dress. Wedding dresses can be a few hundred dollars or thousands. By finding a dress you love but at a great price point can help you splurge on other aspects.
Shopping online can help you stay within any wedding dress budget. Great deals can be found. Whether you shop a closeout store, a traditional wedding retailer or a place like eBay or Amazon for your cheap wedding dress, there are a few things to consider.
- Wedding dresses sold from outside Canada and the United States often have vastly different sizing. This is especially an issue with items ordered from China. Make sure to check the measurements shown before blindly ordering the size you think you should be.
- Compare prices at multiple locations in person and online for similar styles. Sometimes the best deal will be in your local store, but shopping online might give you a better idea of what styles you really love.
Here are a few of my picks for places to find a great cheap wedding dress. Each of these dresses is under $300!
No matter what styles you are shopping for, there are tons of great places to find a cheap wedding dress that is also quality and beautiful. Take the time to go to a local bridal shop and get measured properly and try on various dresses they have in stock to get an idea of how they will hang on your body. As much as you may love the strapless gown you find online, a larger bust may make that much more impractical for wear all day for your wedding. Not only are you shopping for something within your budget, but you also want a gown that is beautiful and easy to wear.
Don’t forget – your wedding is a day to celebrate love. Everything else is just icing on the cake.
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