Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I have held off on this post for a while, not quite sure why? I think maybe because it is such a personal decision, the dress you are going to wear on your wedding day you have been dreaming about your entire life, and there is (to me) a lot of pressure on this decision.
So I am not going to tell you what you should buy, I will just simply share a few tricks to get the dress of your dreams even if it isn't in your budget!
First up is Gently Used:
http://www.preownedweddingdresses.com/ and http://www.oncewed.com
Both of these sites off designer gowns that were either worn once or never worn at all. Some have been altered so be sure to read the description carefully!
Second the usual haunts:
Davids Bridal, Bridal Warehouse, House of Brides etc.
All these places run $99 dress sales from time to time, so once you have a "look" in mind it never hurts to look.
Third Designer Boutiques:
Now I am not fortunate to have gazzillion's of dollars to shop at any Bridal Boutique, but places like Faccio Bridal, The White Room, and many others have TRUNK shows where designer gowns are priced as low at $50 (think Monica on that episode of friends, take a friend and your whistles)!!!! On that same tip, if the dress you are in love with is designer, check that designer's website for a list of trunk shows, many come as close as Atlanta!
Fourth Who'd a thunk it?:
There are several chartiable websites that offer Bridal Gowns with proceeds going to Charity, here in Tennesse we have Making Memories, where the proceeds go to Breast Cancer research.
What I am getting at here is you have options, and lord you have 1000's of them! Just make sure if you LOVE a dress you look for it, and exhaust all your resources before giving up on it! I was fourtunate to fall in love with a dress online that was carried by Bridal Warehouse. SCORE!!!