So the big wedding day is approaching and you don’t want to spend a fortune on your wedding dress, but you don’t really feel like you’ve got another option? Then why not think about getting a cheap wedding dress? If you think there’s no way you could ever get a cheap wedding dress without it looking cheap and modest, then you’re wrong. There are plenty of ways to get yourself a cheap wedding dress that is going to look fabulous on you and today we’re going to give you ten tips on how to do just that. Read on and enjoy!
10. Wear a Regular White Dress
Who said that you need to wear a wedding dress at your wedding? Don’t have the money to buy a wedding dress, then get a regular dress that looks like a wedding dress. It’s much cheaper and it will save you a lot of trouble. You can even buy a couple of white dresses and make one single dress out of them with the help of a tailor.
9. Rent a Dress
If you don’t want to spend too much money on a brand new wedding dress, then you could rent one! This way you can get a designer dress and look fabulous on your big day without having to spend a little fortune on it. Just make sure you take good care of it and definitely don’t try to trash the dress!
8. Ask Family
There has to be someone in your family that still has their wedding dress. All you need to do is ask around and do a little begging. And also be equipped with some patience, because most likely, they’re not going to give it up with ease. But it is going to be worth it, as vintage wedding dresses are always going to be popular! You need a good seamstress to alter it accordingly and you’re good to go.
7. Ask Friends
If you’re of marrying age, then you have friends who are of marrying age! Ask around and see if any of your friends are willing to either give you or loan you their wedding dresses. It may not be the scenario you had in mind when you were a little girl, but desperate times call for desperate measures!
6. China is an Option
No, we’re not implying that you should go to China to get your wedding dress, but you could find a Chinese store that has pretty much everything, from duct tape to wedding dresses. The best part about this scenario is that the dress is going to probably cost you a bagel and you’re going to be able to alter it to your heart’s desire.
5. Choose a Non Brand
There are plenty of companies that make cheap wedding dresses. They’re not famous and they don’t want to be. Most of them draw their inspiration of famous brands and if you opt for this choice you’re going to get a dress that looks expensive but isn’t. Don’t be too proud to choose this version!
4. Get a Last Season Dress
If getting a last season wedding dress doesn’t send shivers down your spine, then you’re good to go. Maybe the dress isn’t going to be dirt cheap, but it is going to be cheaper than one from this season. Also, make sure you do some wedding dress shopping in advance, to have plenty of time to search for the perfect one and the perfectly cheap one.
3. Do It Yourself
If you are just a little bit inclined towards sowing and clothes designing, you could take a stab at making your own wedding dress. Sure, it’s going to take a while and it’s going to be a little stressful, but think about the satisfying feeling you’re going to experience when you walk down the aisle wearing your own creation.
2. Find a Young Designer
A lot of young designers are also starving artists, so do your best to search for a few young designers that could design and make your wedding dress at a fraction of the price you find in stores. Who knows, maybe one day they’ll be famous and your dress will cost thousands of dollars!
1. Thrift Stores
Does the idea of wearing a wedding dress that has already been worn gross you out? It really shouldn’t! Why spend thousands of dollars on something that you’re only going to wear once? It’s a symbol and symbols should not be expensive. Find a thrift store that specializes in special occasions clothes and we’re certain you are going to find the perfect wedding dress for you.