We all like to save money and pick up at a bargain. From saving a few pounds at the local supermarket on a buy one get one free off, to hitting the end of season sales at your favorite department store or several thousand pounds off a shiny new car you’ve been saving up for. When you are planning your wedding it is likely that you and your partner are working to a fairly strict budget. Saving money where you can, getting discounts and special package deals is a priority as weddings don’t come cheap!
Bridal wear can be an expensive purchase, especially when you factor in all the accessories you will need such as your lingerie, shoes, jewellery and headwear (tiaras, veils, fascinators). If you are looking to purchase a wedding gown cheaply you might think your options are limited to buying a second hand pre-loved dress from an auction site online. Maybe you’ve considered hunting down a vintage gown in your local charity shops or attending a sample wedding dress sale from a bridal boutique. These are all options but your choice will be limited. Purchasing your dress this way may mean you have to settle for one they have in stock rather than making sure it is the dress of your dreams. You will then have the costs to have it dry cleaned and fitting costs which can prove pricey. This can be particularly true of vintage wedding gowns as not only were women’s figures a different shape back then, they often received a lot of help from corsetry!
If you have seen some wedding dresses available to purchase on the internet at extremely low prices from the far east then think very wisely. Having heard many sad stories from devastated brides who have bought their gowns this way it appears they often are simply not worth the risk. The wedding gowns they ordered arrived damaged, the incorrect colour, the wrong style, and faulty. It is rare they resemble anything like the picture shown and are often a counterfeit copy. As these companies have no refund or return policy these brides to be are left heartbroken without a dress and a dent in the wedding budget. Buying a wedding dress online is also a risk as you have no idea what it is going to look like on you. Different bodies look very different in wedding dresses and you have no idea if you’re actually going to like it. Either way before you know it that bargain of a wedding dress has doubled if not tripled in price.
Another alternative way of purchasing a discount dress is to visit a factory outlet stocked with a vast array of wedding dresses. These warehouse type stores offer a huge selection of cheap wedding dresses at very competitive prices. Many of the gowns are brand new and have come direct from the manufacturer or designer. They could be a discontinued line, excess stock or a cancelled order. That dream gown of yours could even be a unique one off wedding dress design that only you and you alone will get to wear!