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Saving Tips: The Dress

The all-important gorgeous white gown that won’t cost you a fortune.

Have you been dreaming about yourself in a beautiful white dress since you were five years old? Can you picture every single detail? You hit the shops, you check the price tag, and shock horror they are blooming expensive and out of your budget? Don’t worry! You just haven’t read our top saving tips yet. There is a beautiful wedding dress out there for everyone – it doesn’t matter how many pennies you have to spend.  Read our saving tips and commence the search completely stress-free:

Bridebook.co.uk- bride in her wedding dress with belt detail
By Ten Twenty One

1) Have you always wanted a stunning Vera Wang gown to get married in? Now you can! Most wedding dress designers will have a cheaper line available at bargain prices! (Pssst…For Vera Wang it is the White collection!)

2) Whilst we are on the subject of gorgeous designer gowns, it is a good idea to try and visit as many sample sales as possible, as you can find some absolute gems hidden amongst the endless racks! We would also recommend potentially looking at websites that will have used gowns. Remember, most brides will only wear their dress once and for just a couple of hours, so the majority of these dresses will be as good as new. If you go for this option, inspect your potential dress carefully for any damage that will need to be covered up (it doesn’t have to stop you buying it!)

Bridebook.co.uk- bride being buttoned into her dress
By Stephen Casey Photography

3) A great tip to save some pennies is to buy one that is made ready-to-wear. This may need a little bit of tweaking, but the price will be much lower than that of a made-to-measure gown. Besides, you will be surprised how many ready-to-wear dresses will fit you like a gorgeous glove. Just get out there and try them on!

4) If you are having a vintage-themed wedding, vintage shops are great places to find stunning wedding dresses in a great variety of styles. In fact, you might not even buy a dress that was intended for a wedding! White Gatsby-esque evening dresses will look just as impressive as a specially made gown! Do check the dresses for signs of wear and tear (especially on the hem and the armpits) and think of any potential alterations you may want to make ahead of buying! You can put all your bridesmaids in flapper dresses next to you – gorgeous!

5) If you happen to know a fantastic seamstress, you are one lucky bride. It is much cheaper to have a dress made by a seamstress than almost any other option. Do make sure you check their reputation first and fully discuss designs with them. Then watch the perfect dress come to life before your eyes.

Bridebook.co.uk- bride standing next to the window in her dress and cathedral veil
By Miki Photography

Happy Planning!

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