Saving Money on a Wedding Dress

August 31, 2009

A wedding dress and shoes.I purchased a beautiful wedding dress and saved a lot of money by purchasing a white prom dress. Yes, these days prom dresses are available in so many colors and sizes that if you want something elegant yet simple, it fits the bill.


By Denise from Steamboat, CO

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July 25, 2007

When I got married, OK, it was 10 years ago and it wasn't for the first or last time, but let's skip over that part. Great wedding though, and my dress has an interesting story. You see, it began life as a brocade formal pants suit, of 1960's vintage.


April 14, 2004

Considering many dresses carry price tags of a thousand dollars or more it pays to do your homework when shopping for a wedding dress. These following tips should help you in that process.


March 13, 2008

If you take your time and plan it one year or at the least a few seasons ahead, go to the bridal store and choose a dress from the clearance rack. If you find the perfect dress but the train is short or not right you can get alterations done for free or close to it at these places.


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March 17, 2006

Don't feel you have to spend a lot on a wedding dress. The First one for me was a version of my grandmother's wedding dress. And the second was a long green linen dress for a garden wedding I got in a thrift shop for $4.


No one could tell the difference!


August 17, 2009

Please stay away from I tried buying a dress. Trust me, the dresses and their prices are amazing and you will be tempted.


March 28, 2007

It's my advice to all brides that they don't buy very expensive langa for their marriage. It's better to buy a different colour langa which can be worn on other occasions also, so that, after the wedding, you don't feel that you can't wear your marriage langa on particular occasions.


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March 23, 2007

Consider wearing a vintage family wedding dress. They often were made of very good material and had trains that could be used for alterations. Or just wear the veil with a new dress.



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November 3, 2011

Do you know any sites that are good at replica wedding dresses?

By Anna from Seattle, WA

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February 21, 2020

Embellishing a plain wedding dress may be one way to save money or personalize the gown. Embellishments can be purchased from your local fabric/craft store.


If you are not an experienced seamstress or crafter you may want to seek advice and help before you begin.

An embellished wedding gown.

June 13, 2019

The wedding dress can be one of the more expensive budget items when planning a wedding and will require special care for cleaning, alterations and storage. The experiences of former brides can help you manage any unexpected challenges with your wedding dress.

White wedding dresses hanging in a row.

March 3, 2016

This is a page about buying a used wedding dress. For the bride on a budget a used wedding dress option allows for buying the perfect dress for less.

White wedding dress on black dress form against white background

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