For those on a tight budget one way to keep a wedding within your financial means is to select a cheap
wedding dress. When I say “cheap” I do not mean shoddily made, I mean one that you searched high and low for and once you found it you haggled on the price until you got it at the price you wanted. For an item that is worn only once and usually only for a few hours it is hard to justify spending thousands and thousand of dollars for something that has that little utility.
There are many ways to find an inexpensive wedding dress. One way is to search on Craig’s list classified ads. Craig’s list is set up by city and so all you would need to do is go to Craig’s list and find the closest metropolitan area . They have great deals on all kinds of items so may find way more than just a cheap wedding dress.
Another great way to find an inexpensive gown is to look at other online classifieds. One of my favorites is Backpage. They have nationwide listings and have tons of discount wedding dresses. Just go to Google and search for online classifieds and you will find all sorts of online classifieds.
Yet another way is good ole Ebay. I have found that eBay is a great place to find all sorts of wedding supplies at cheap prices. They not only have used wedding gowns but also brand new designer wedding dresses. If you sign up for a Paypal account you cannot get ripped off or I have never been anyway. Check out eBay and also Paypal and you will be amazed at all the things you can get at incredible prices.
Of course the best way to get a wedding dress at a huge discount is to buy a used one. If you are really tight on your budget this is the route you want to take. Most major cities have clothes consignment shops and they always have some beautiful gowns that they are selling. You may find you entire spring wardrobe their for only a few hundred dollars.
You can always get it altered by a good seamstress and it will fit like it was made for you. Of course besides size you want to be sure the dress has no tears or stains and is larger than you are so that it can be altered.
One thing that you can do with your savings is to beef up the accessories you wear on your wedding day. A nice pair of gloves, more and better wedding jewelry as well as a fantastic veil. These will make your overall appearance spectacular which should be your ultimate goal to begin with.
So keep an open mind when looking for cheap or inexpensive wedding dresses. If you have a flair for style then you can make it work and look even better than if you had bought a designer wedding gown.