Picking out your perfect wedding dress is something that women dream about for years, most girls start thinking about what kind of dress they want during high school. The one thing that most girls do not think about is the cost of the dress; they do not realize that it might not be possible to have that dream wedding dress because the dress they want is just a little bit out of their price range.
The good news is that you can still find the dress of your dreams, but at a much lower cost. Just remember that when looking for the perfect dress at a lower cost you will have to be open-minded. Being open minded allows you to see the beauty in other dresses, not just the one that you have dreamed about since your teenage years.
The first thing that you want to do is to find your local consignment stores or other second hand stores. These are going to be your higher end stores, not your run of the mill thrift stores. Many of these stores will have gorgeous dresses, but at about half the cost of a bridal store. The best part is that most of these dresses look brand new, mainly because they have only been worn once.
If you still have not found what you are looking for you can use your mother’s old wedding dress, but just add a little style to it. Make sure it is okay with your mom before you make any changes to it. For example, you can shorten the length of the gown or you can drop the neckline or shorten the sleeves. When going this route you will only have to pay for any alterations that need to be done. You can also do this with a dress that you find in a second-hand store, just by making a few changes you can create the perfect dress for your wedding day.
Your last option is to sew your own wedding dress or have a friend or family member who knows how to sew make your wedding dress for you. Fabric stores have tons of wedding dress patterns to choose from; you can even mix and match patterns to create just the right look. This is one of the cheapest ways to get a wedding dress because all you have to pay for is the patterns, fabric, and trim.