Who says you have to spend a lot to get the wedding dress of your dreams. There are so many options out there nowadays. With a little research you are sure to find the right wedding dress for the right price. According to Brides.com, a bride spends an average of $1,075.00 on her wedding dress. If you want a designer dress, say a Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier, or Alexander McQueen then the price range is going to be considerably higher. In this case you could be looking at anywhere from thousands of dollars to tens of thousands of dollars.
Find A High-End Wedding Dress
There a few good ways to find that high end, elegant dress at a price you can afford. How about considering a consignment shop or sample sale? Most bridal salons will purchase a few wedding gowns of a designers collection to have in the shop for prospective brides to try on. As the collections change the salon may choose to sell these samples to make way for samples of the newest collection. This gives brides a chance to own a designer gown without the designer price tag.
Consignment shops work somewhat the same way. If a bride decides she doesn’t want to keep her gown, she may decide to put it on “consignment”. This means she takes the gown to the consignment store and they agree to sell it for a percentage of the sale.
Don’t forget, with the Internet world so readily available, your options are unlimited. Even if you have found a dress you fell in love with, take the time to look around and see if you can find that gown somewhere that may save you some money.
Here are a couple things to remember while searching for that perfect gown. First, wedding gowns can be taken in a bit. That doesn’t mean that you can purchase a gown three sizes larger than you would normally wear and expect a seamstress to be able to take it in to fit you. But you can purchase a gown that is one or possibly two (depending on the style) sizes too large and still be able to alter it. Just be sure to confirm with a tailor that the dress is made of material that can be altered to fit before you buy it. Second, when opting to purchase second hand or sample, you will want to get your dress professionally cleaned before you wear them. Lastly, keep in mind that some salons may offer a limited return policy, make sure you ask what their policy is before you buy.
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