Top Five Budget Tips for the Wedding Dress

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In today's 5 for 5, I'm offering suggestions on how to save money on the wedding dress (On the 5th day of every month, I share a downloadable infographic with my Top Five Budget Tips for a specific facet of wedding planning).

In today's 5 for 5, I'm offering suggestions on how to save money on the wedding dress (On
the 5th day of every month, I share a downloadable infographic with my
Top Five Budget Tips for a specific facet of wedding planning).

Hope this helps y'all find your perfect, budget-friendly wedding dress! (click the image below for a free PDF!):

Top Five Budget Tips for the Wedding Dress

Top Five Budget Tips for the Wedding Dress

  1. Don’t be afraid to buy a pre-owned dress. Sure, it’s not
    romantic but you can get a used gown for 30-90% off. After all, it was probably
    only worn once or was a display model. Or, cruise Craigslist for a dress that
    someone bought but never used (it happens a lot). Another option is The Wedding
    Dress Project, see if one of the FREE dresses there works for you. 
  2. Check the end-of-the or last-season sales. Most stores
    (both online and off) sell last season's designs or fitting samples at steep
    discounts once the newer lines come in.
  3. Borrow a dress or alter a hand-me-down. This is less costly than having a
    traditional wedding dress redesigned or altered.
  4. Consider renting your wedding dress. For a much lower price that purchasing, you can rent the latest designer gown or a more traditional style. This is a good option for those with no sentimental attachment to a dress they’ll wear for one day.
  5. Buy a white dress from a regular clothing store. Places like
    J Crew, Ann Taylor, and even Target sell lovely lace and silk-like dresses in
    white that look amazing… and for a fraction of the cost of a dress labeled as a
    “wedding gown”.

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