Finding cheap wedding dresses for your big day absolutely positively does NOT mean you have to sacrifice any aspect of what you want and are looking for in a dress.
Selecting your wedding dress may be the most exciting part of planning your wedding, and when you find out how to get yours for super cheap, it will become even more exciting. Believe it or not, it is possible to find and purchase your dream dress on your budget. And there are endless possibilities to finding and buying “The One” without spending half your wedding budget in order to do so!
You Paid How LITTLE?!
Play By Your Own Rules
The traditional wedding budget guideline says to set aside 10% of your wedding budget for your dress. This might be the most ridiculous “rule” yet. If your wedding budget is $10,000 that absolutely positively does NOT mean you must, or even should, spend $1,000 on your dress.
Although I have included a link to the Wedding Budget Guideline above just so you get a rough idea of what little details are involved, there are really NO “rules” as to what you need to spend on any certain item or aspect of your wedding. It’s YOUR day, plan it as that.
Quality Versus Crap
Everyone wants to be able to find a cheap wedding dress. And by cheap, I do NOT mean poor quality. Don’t pay for a Porsche but get a Pinto. Find out the difference between a cheaply priced wedding dress and a cheaply made one before you start slapping that credit card down.
Convinced or Clueless You might have absolutely no idea what you want your dress to look like. Or perhaps just the opposite, you may already know exactly which wedding dress you want right down to the number of beads and layers of lace. Or maybe you’re somewhere in the middle and have a general idea of which particular style you would like. Is it an awe inspiring ballgown dress decked out with taffeta and tulle? Or perhaps it’s a show stopping sheath for your destination beach wedding. Whatever it is, make sure you know which styles are going to look best for your figure.
Style, Season and Spend Wherever you are with this uber important decision – there are 3 very important questions you need to answer that will help make your cheap wedding dress hunt as budget friendly and headache free as possible. Style, Season, and Spend. Once the 3 Ss are answered, let the hunt begin!
Maximize your Wallet and your WatchHere are some hints and tips for you as you begin your wedding dress search. These wedding dress tips will help you stay on track and minimize the time you spend actually looking for your dream wedding dress. And of course the less time you spend on one wedding planning aspect, you can allocate that saved time towards another if necessary.
Up the Street or on the Web There are endless sources for you to tap into to find your dream cheap wedding dress. From your neighborhood boutique to the world wide web – your dream cheap wedding dress is out there waiting for you.
Going Once, Going Twice…! There are TONS of websites that sell brand new, name brand, and designer wedding gowns for literally a fraction of retail price. Besides saving a ton of cashola, you get to shop from the comfort of your couch. Shopping online also provides an endless selection of cheap unique wedding dresses to choose from. Your options for wedding dresses online are absolutely endless. Just ask The Bachelorette’s Jen Schefft, she got her dream cheap wedding dress from Dresses Shop.
Curvy Brides, Rejoice! In years past, finding a plus size wedding dress – a CHEAP plus size wedding dress – was typically very challenging. Fortunately, these days wedding dress designers and manufacturers have realized that not everyone is a size 6, and they have adjusted their dress lines accordingly. There is a plethora of resources for the fuller figured bride to tap into in order to find her dream wedding dress on her budget.
Is that a Vera Wang?! Girls when I tell you to sit down for this one, I’m not kidding. Has wearing a famous designer wedding dress on your big day always been a dream of yours? But the thought of spending upwards of four to FIVE figures for one make you want to cry? Literally? Well this is your lucky day. Literally. Cheap designer wedding gowns do exist. From Amsale to Monique Lhuillier to Badgley Mischka and back again, you absolutely positively can find your designer wedding gown from 50% to 90% (NINETY!!!) off of retail. Now THAT’S Sane and Sweet!!
Have a Blooming Bump? Being an expectant bride can throw some additional challenges at you, but these days it’s very easy to find cheap maternity wedding dresses that will fit your personal style, and your ever changing shape.
Having a Romantic Beach Wedding? Lucky Girl!! Check out these sources for fantastic cheap beach wedding dresses, as well as tips and tricks for planning your big day next to the big blue!