Let’s face it – we all know that getting married can be an expensive time. One of the major expenses that you will face is purchasing your wedding gown. But, if you’re a savvy bride you can make significant savings by simply shopping around.
One of the places that many brides neglected to check out our auction websites. There are many of these available online of course we have the big ones like eBay where you will find a great selection of dresses available that may have only been worn once but are in immaculate condition. You will also find many local auction sites or classified advertising websites. Because these are local this also gives you an opportunity to maybe cold look at the item before making a purchase. Another area to look at is classified advertising in local newspapers this again is another opportunity where you can check out the cost of a dress and make sure that it is perfectly good condition before making any type of purchase.
Another area that many brides forget to check out is in their local bridal store. Most bridal stores will have discounted stock available. Sometimes this is end of line or simply a range of dresses that they are trying to clear. You may also find that they could have some stock that has been returned for various reasons and I have also come across some bridal stores that will sell secondhand wedding dresses that are in perfect condition but had been dry cleaned and you could not tell the difference.
Second hand stores will also stock wedding gowns. These will only have been used once more likely dry cleaned in perfect condition and can be purchased at a fraction of the price you would expect to pay for a new address. This is definitely one area you should check out if you are looking to purchase a cheap wedding dress. You’ll get the opportunity to try this on and make sure that it is the perfect fit before hand. Some of these stores are also run by charities and they will make sure they will give you a really good price so you are not paying over the odds for your special day.
Overall there are many opportunities available to you in order to save money on purchasing your wedding dress. The one word you do not want to use is cheap when you go shopping for this, you are looking for a bargain or discounted dress these are much more powerful word to use when trying to negotiate on pricing.