Wedding dresses are not cheap, with the average frock said to cost around £700. Other dresses can also range right up to the £5000 mark. So what happens if you can’t afford these prices? We give you a range of hints and tips on how to find a wedding dress on a shoe string.
Cheap wedding dress tip 1
When you’re looking for a cheap wedding dress, the same golden wedding frock rule will apply. You have to love the dress.
Browse through bridal magazines and web sites and try on a few dresses to find the dress that suits your style.
Cheap wedding dress tip 2.
If you’ve set your heart on a wedding dress but don’t have the funds then it may be worth taking a picture to a designer and asking how much it would cost to make. You could also ask students at local colleges studying design who may be looking for a challenge and something to add to their portfolio. Choosing students in their last year will ensure you get better quality.
Cheap wedding dress tip 3
Over the past few years many charity shops dedicated to wedding dresses have opened up giving brides a fantastic discount on once worn wedding frocks. These are usually listed in local directories or can be found on the internet. Normal charity shops are also worth considering here for dresses and shoes but remember its first come first served.
Cheap wedding dress tip 4
Supermarkets are waking up to the fact that weddings are big business and many are now including wedding dresses and accessories along with their fruit and veg. Examples include Asda and Tesco who both have some stunning wedding dress lines. Highstreet retailers such as Marks and Spencer also have a wide range of reasonable wedding dresses.
Cheap wedding dress tip 5
Search the classifieds in the news paper as well as online web sites such as Ebay. Since you really only wear your wedding dress for one day, many women are willing to part with their dresses for some cold hard cash.