How To Save Money And Get Your Dream Wedding Dress For Less
Picture yourself walking down the aisle with the most beautiful wedding dress ever. Everyone is looking at you with their mouths hanging open. Then you notice it is not because your dress is so lovely, but because you have a ball and chain peeking out from under your dress – announcing to the whole world that you put yourself in debt to buy this dress. This is not the image you dreamt about. So to keep that from happening, there are a few tricks of the trade to get a beautiful wedding dress for less.
Every bride’s budget is different and unique to their financial situation; some brides won’t even think twice about how much the dress costs, as they have unlimited funds. Most likely that is not you or you wouldn’t be reading an article on how to get a wedding dress for less. Before you go dress shopping you need to speak with whoever is financing the wedding what the budget is for the dress. Know before you go shopping that if you spend more than you have budgeted for the dress it means less of something else.
It is crucial to have a number in writing before you go shopping so you will not be tempted to go above that price. Expect the employees at the dress shops to try and push your budget up, as this usually means their commission goes up too. So if you notice them being pushy, stand firm or find another shop.
The best time to shop for a wedding dress is in the fall. A majority of the weddings take place in spring and summer leaving the wedding dress shops feeling the pinch come fall so they will be offering great sales and be more willing to negotiate when it comes to final numbers. If they are not willing to come down in price ask if they can offer other deals; perhaps free altering, a headpiece and veil at a discounted rate, or some accessories to go along with your dress. Don’t be embarrassed to ask what the bottom dollar is, as most places inflate their prices just so they can look good when they give you a “deal”.
Purchasing a dress online is a great way to save money. Just remember to always try the dress on before you buy it. If this means driving a few hours to a shop that has it in stock, you still could be saving money even after gas, because you can save hundreds of dollars when you shop online. However, you need to be sure you like the dress, which is why it is crucial to try it on before you buy.