If you have recently become engaged, then you likely already know how overwhelming it can be trying to find your dream wedding dress with so many wonderful options available. Besides narrowing down fabric choices and fits, you also have to make sure you find a dream gown that not only suits your style but also suits your wedding budget. Fortunately, there are a few simple ways you could save money on your dream wedding dress, without having to sacrifice style in the process!
Shop Early, and Watch for Seasonal Sales
Many bridal shops and boutiques offer large sales at least once or twice a year, in order to clear room for new inventory. If you are having a long enough engagement, you could potentially save hundreds of dollars by waiting to shop these sales. (These are also great times to shop for bridesmaids’ dresses, as well!) Of course, that’s only a good idea for brides that don’t already have their hearts set on specific dresses, since you don’t want to wait too long, not knowing if your dream dress could sell out or become discontinued.
If you live in a city large enough to host sample sales, you might also be able to score a great deal by visiting these! Just be prepared to hunt, and open to what is available. It’s important to have realistic expectations about these sales, since quantities and sizes could be extremely limited.
Have You Considered Looking Online?
Finally, for brides not opposed to going with a dress that is gently-used, meaning worn once before, the internet is filled with wedding gowns at great discounts. Just make sure you’re shopping reputable sellers, and that the sizing information – including any alterations that might have already been made – are clearly outlined, so you don’t face any unfortunate surprises when your dress arrives at your doorstep.
This is a bit riskier option, but for savvy shoppers who don’t mind taking time to find a truly great deal, shopping for a dress online can be a great option.
Of course, Austin-area brides can score amazing deals on once-worn wedding dresses and other wedding items by attending our Bridal Garage Sales, which we host twice a year!
Searching for a Beautiful Wedding Venue?
If you are hoping to wed near Austin, Texas consider Texas Old Town which boasts four separate and unique spaces, each with rustic-inspired decor. Call Texas Old Town, today, for more information about our wedding venue at 512.396.1800!