Find a Bridal Gown to Match Your Style, Size, and Budget.
Walking down the aisle in a beautiful and extraordinary bridal gown is a vision that most women have long before their wedding day actually arrives, perhaps even since their childhood. For a bride-to-be who is not restricted by a tight budget, this vision can turn into reality easily. However, for someone who does not have a very large wedding budget, finding the perfect wedding gowns can be quite a task.
This is not to say that it is impossible to find a cheap, yet stunning gown; just that it is a bit harder. If you too are looking for a gorgeous wedding gown but don’t have a great deal of money to shop with; these tips will help you to look like a million bucks at your wedding even on a tight budget.
Sew your own: If you know your way around a needle and a thread, you can sew your own and save big bucks. Wedding magazines are filled with hundreds of wedding dresses in different styles and designs. You simply need to pore through these, find the ideal dress and get working. You can even remake a designer dress without having to pay through your nose for it. If your sewing skills are quite rudimentary and you cannot make your wedding gown from scratch, you can buy a basic dress and convert it into a fairytale bridal gown. Beads, mirrors, satin ribbon, lace, and tulle wrap can be used to transform an off-the-rack gown into a designer label.
Beg, borrow or steal: Well, maybe just borrow. Wearing your mothers or grandmothers wedding dress is a great way to have a beautiful gown without spending any money on it. Your dress is sure to be unique and since fashion is cyclical, what was all the rage those many years ago may well be the latest fashion even today.
Buy second hand: If you aren’t set on having a new one, you always have the option of buying a secondhand wedding dress. These can be bought for a fraction of the cost of new ones, and since a secondhand will have most likely been worn just once, it will look as good as new.
Rentals: As you will also be wearing your wedding gown just once, it makes sense to rent it instead of buying one. There are many places where you can rent a wedding dress from, with hundreds of dresses to choose from. Just make sure not to ruin the rented gown and remember to return it on time, else you may end up spending what you would have for a new one.
Scout the sales: Almost all stores and big designer houses have their annual sales or clearance sales where you can pick up a stunning gown for next to nothing. Instead of doing the usual and keeping an eye out for sale notices in wedding magazines and newspapers, you should call up different vendors and inquire when they will be having their sample sales.
Shop online: The internet is a great place to find a beautiful gown at amazingly discounted rates. With the enormous competition between online vendors, the bride-to-be can definitely end up being the winner.
Thus, your budget need not determine how beautiful and gorgeous your bridal gown is. By following these suggestions, you too can turn your vision of looking like a dazzling bride into a reality.
Best bridal gowns online!
Most women dream of wearing a highly-priced designer gown on their wedding day. Their dreams are torn apart once they see the price tag hanging on the dress. But, just because of a budget constraint, it doesn’t mean that she cannot have all the luxury of fancy designs. Everyone deserves to look good on their wedding day even though they may not have thousands of dollars to spend on a bridal gown.
Amazon.com is a well-established online store that sells discount tailored bridal gowns, wedding dress, formal dress, bridesmaid gown and junior bridesmaid gown, flower girl dresses, mother of the bride dresses, evening gowns, celebrity dresses, wedding accessories, jewelry, veils, and headpieces.
They do sell cheap bridal gowns to wedding stores or wedding related retailers globally. They also have supplied over ten thousand tailor-made bridal gowns to customers worldwide who are end-consumers or drop-shippers.
Simply visit its site at www.amazon.com. You will never know what you have been missing.
How to Avoid Wedding Dress Scams
I’m a loyal reader of the Filipino gossip blog Fashion Pulis, and my heart goes out to the bride who was forced to wear an RTW gown at the last minute, due to a wedding dress scam. Basically, an up-and-coming designer gave the bride a 50% discount to do her wedding dress, the groom’s tuxedo, the mothers, and the female entourage members. He had about six months to complete everything and assured the bride that everything would be ready for her big day. Ten days before the wedding, however, most of the dresses were still unfinished and the bride ended up with a shoddy, dirty-looking dress a week before the wedding. Her brother-in-law went to visit the designer’s store in Quezon City, only to find out that it was closed and that the designer disappeared. According to a security guard who worked nearby, a lot of people have been looking for him, demanding gowns that he never delivered.
Though not all Filipino wedding gown designers are this unscrupulous, wedding dress scams can easily happen to the best of us. I hope the bride and her family find a way to get their money back, and I hope this guy goes out of business. Meanwhile, there are a lot of things we can learn from her experience.
Do your research
It goes without saying that you need to do your research and find what people are saying about the designer or bridal store before handing over your money. The bride did look the designer up, but instead of finding reviews, she saw articles about him winning a design competition and a lot of photos with celebrities. Though this information says a lot about the designer’s talent and connections, it doesn’t reveal anything about his work ethic, quality, and turnaround time. Look for testimonials from brides, and ask lots of questions about their experiences with the designer. Look for a different designer or consider an RTW gown if you come across a single negative experience. You don’t want that happening to you.
Get everything in writing
Although a verbal agreement is just as good as a written one, it pays to get everything in writing so you have a stronger case in the event that the designer fails to follow through. Keep a record of all communication with the designer, including emails, text messages, and calls.
You get what you pay for
This one doesn’t apply to Filipino designers per se; it’s more of a warning against those cheap China wedding dress manufacturers. Tempting as it may be to get a wedding dress for just a few hundred dollars, you’re definitely getting what you’re paying for. According to this article, there are superior manufacturers that sell quality wedding dresses to major bridal houses. And there are small-time manufacturers are those that try to get online business from unsuspecting brides and importers. They show photos of gorgeous wedding dresses, but they don’t own the rights to produce the dress, and they don’t even have the pattern for it. What you will get are an inferior copy made of shoddy material and poor stitching, and you’ll end up buying a different dress anyway. There’s a major difference between cheap wedding dresses and bargain wedding dresses, and these China dresses are most likely on the cheap side.