For many brides, one of the most magical parts of planning a wedding is finding the perfect dress. However, sticker-shock can take away from the special moment. Below, we’ll give you sites and advice on how to save on your wedding dress.
Many mothers and grandmothers save their wedding dress hoping their daughters and granddaughters will use them again on their day. If you are one of the unfortunate brides whose mother got married in the 80’s and used shoulder pads in their wedding dress, don’t fear! A tailor can alter the dress’ hem, neckline, and style for hundreds of dollars less than buying a new gown. What’s better than saving money and wearing a dress with sentimental value.
Deal-based sites like Groupon, and Living Social offer deals on wedding dress shopping like “$500 worth for $250.” One of our new favorite ideas is using Rent the Runway, to rent a designer wedding dress for the week of your wedding. Our research shows that you can rent a $1400 wedding dress for only $250—over $1000 worth of savings!
More and more everyday retailers are trying to help curb the cost of a wedding by producing their own dresses. Collections come from brands we know and love- but wouldn’t expect to buy our wedding dress from. They include Target, H&M, and J.Crew among many more. One of H&M’s designs runs as cheap as $99 dollars.
For the Boston-based Bride:
We love the bridal outlet store Vows, which is featured on TLC’s show, I Found the Gown. This Watetown based “off the rack” shopping experience provides brides with designer dresses for less!