Where to Find Deals on Your Wedding Dress
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It's no secret that weddings are expensive affairs. If you can save money without cutting corners or sacrificing quality, you should take advantage of the opportunity. If you're savvy enough, you can actually find plenty of ways to save on the price tag of that beautiful dress of your dreams. Here are five ways.
- Try a consignment shop – Online or in person, consignment shops retail products that shoppers either gently used or never did but still returned. You can take advantage of these shops and possibly find a wedding dress here. It may take a lot of perusing, but the cheaper dress will be worth it in the end.
- Look to your favorite retailer – You wouldn't expect brands like Ann Taylor, J. Crew, Anthropologie, or the Limited to carry wedding dresses, but they do. Better yet, the price range tends to cost less than one thousand dollars, which is something that any bride can appreciate.
- Check for sales – Sometimes major wedding dress retailers happen to have sales, but these typically won't occur during wedding season. Therefore, if you're getting married at a less popular time of the year or are trying to buy your dress way in advance, you can wait for a sale. Otherwise, you may have to try another option.
- Consider buying a used dress – This may be your last resort, but it's still an option that you should consider. Used dresses tend to come with a discount already, and you can possibly even haggle to lower that price further. If you don't mind that someone else has worn the dress, you can save big with this option.
- Borrow a dress – This option can save you the most money of all, but only if applicable. Maybe a friend of yours got married a few years ago and you'd like to borrow her dress. Perhaps your mom's gown isn't all that dated. If the dress is available and will fit you, there's no reason not to take it.
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