A wedding can be one of the most exciting and chaotic times in our life. With venues, catering, entertainment and more to prepare, the cost can quickly spiral out of control. But it doesn’t have to. Many brides say report that one of their chief expenses was the wedding dress. And why wouldn’t it be? Feeling confident, beautiful, and comfortable all day long should be your top priority when buying a dress. But none of those things have to come with a hefty price tag. Think carefully about your personal style and the overall aesthetic you want for your wedding. If you narrow down what you’re searching for, you’re less likely to overspend on ideas or fabrics that won’t be suitable, for example. With a bit of consideration and savvy, you can save money on your dress in ways you never thought of.
1 – Stay Local
Many brides begin their search for a dress by simply typing into a search engine. They rarely have a narrow choice to begin with and may find themselves searching the length and breadth of the country. Wedding dress designers, makers, and outlets are popular in every state. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed when faced with a massive amount of choice. Narrow your range by staying local. Wherever you are, there are friendly, experienced professionals that can make stunning wedding dresses. Staying local has many advantages both emotionally and financially. You don’t have the stress and cost of traveling far and wide for what may end up being a disappointing dress. Dresses often need many alterations or customizations and these can be difficult over distance. Staying local means you can take a satisfying hands-on approach. Being able to see the dress in person can make all the difference. We’ve all had bad experiences through online shopping when an item arrives that looks nothing like how you imagined! Don’t take the same risk with the most important dress of your life.
2 – Reuse and Recycle
Weddings can lead to a surprising amount of waste. Many couples are choosing to have a “greener” wedding. They make environmentally-conscious with their catering, venues, and even their outfits. The making of a wedding dress commands significant energy resources and materials. Many brides are finding that they can keep costs down by selecting a ready-made dress or one passed down by a family member. If you’re fortunate enough to have an heirloom wedding dress in the family, this can be a stunning selection. Not only does it save money and energy. It also provides a touching insight into the history of your own family and history. Some people may even say that it brings good luck if it lead to a happy marriage before! Many companies are now capitalizing on the pre-worn wedding dress market. You might be surprised by some of the stunning options available.
3 – Plan Ahead
This is perhaps the most common way that brides cost themselves unnecessary amounts. Leaving things until the last minute. Becoming forgetful in the chaos of wedding plan is understandable. But by planning well in advance for our wedding dress we can avoid hidden charges for quick delivery or urgent alterations.
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