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Get credit crunch friendly with a charity wedding dress

By Andrea Petrou on August 26th, 2009 0 comments yet. Be the First

Lousise wedding day.JPGWith the credit crunch still lurking around as strongly as a cheap air freshener smell, many brides are looking at ways in which they can cut down the cost of their wedding.

While some couples will relegate some guests and make it into a smaller do, make their own invites or even opt for a cheaper honeymoon destination, other brides are turning to their dresses.

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It’s no surprise that in the last few months searches for wedding dresses on Ebay (we will soon be bringing you a regular feature on this )have grown as brides bid for a second hand dress and it seems that charity shops are also making their comeback too.

We heard from Louise who got married this year and found her perfect dress in the St Ann’s Hospice Bridal Wear charity shop in Cheadle, Cheshire,for, wait for it, £80.

“The dress was just what I was looking for and at just £80 I snapped it up immediately”, said Louise.

“I don’t think any of our wedding guests would have had any idea that I got the dress for such a bargain price – but of course I told them all because I want everyone to know you don’t have to spend a fortune to get the perfect dress.”

She also got her tiara for a bargain sum of £10. And we’re sure you’ll agree she looks stunning.

Now this has got us thinking. We’d like to hear from any of you out there who have done the same as Louise, used Ebay, or even borrowed a friend’s dress to save money on your big day.

Drop me a line and it could be you that graces the Bridalwave screen next time

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