Bargain Hunting for an Affordable Wedding Dress

In these financially troubling times, everyone seems to be cutting back on expenses to make ends meet. That is a good thing, because spending in this country has perhaps been a tad to high on the upside this last decade. But what are you to do if you have just been proposed to and are about to start shopping for your wedding dress? Does this mean that you have to wear a set of rags for you wedding? The answer is no!

You simply have to know where to look and what to look for, because there are some fantastic bargains just waiting for you out there. Not buying a wedding dress at retail price is the first rule you have to learn. Rule number two is to never forget rule number one.

Just by resisting the urge to buy a dress at full price you can probably save 20-30% with little effort at all. Most shops have a sale from time to time, so these kinds of discounts are not uncommon.

But if you really want to see the bargain prices you have to dive in to the online world of wedding dress shops. Here you will just be amazed at what you can find. Brand new designer wedding dresses that are discounted 40-50% just because they were part of last year’s collection. Do you, or anybody at your wedding, know the difference between a 2008 and a 2009 Monique Lhuillier wedding dress? No, I didn’t think so.

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For the really budget minded bride, lets go to the number one spot on the top 10 most affordable wedding dresses list. This would be to borrow your mother’s wedding dress. Sound crazy? No, it really isn’t, because many women buy expensive, high quality, wedding dresses so that they can pass them on to the next generation. They have probably sent it directly to dry cleaning after their wedding and kept it in mint condition. Many of these dresses are more beautiful than the dresses of today, with their traditional designs. Ask you mother if she still has her wedding dress, because this could really be a winner.

Whatever you do, remember that there are tons of affordable wedding dresses waiting to be found by YOU. Just give yourself lots of time before the wedding to go bargain hunting, and be patient!