Say “Yes to the Dress” on a budget
If you’re a bridal show fanatic, then you’ve probably seen TLC’s hit TV series, Say Yes to the Dress.
The show is part bridal story, part fashion makeover and part family therapy session. Each “Say Yes to the Dress” episode looks at the personalities and craftsmanship that come into play as the Kleinfeld staff goes to sometimes extreme lengths to realize each bride’s dreams… but how can you do this without spending thousands of dollars on the dress of your dreams?
Where to shop for a wedding dress on a budget
Check out your local consignment shops and thrift stores first where there are beautiful dresses, shoes and accessories that are barely worn and sold for much cheaper, says wedding planner Stacie Baines.
“No one has to know where it came from,” said Baines. “It doesn’t matter how much is costs as long as you feel beautiful.”
Brides.com features 40 dresses for under $1,000!When it comes to finding a dress in this price range, you just have to shop a little clever. Dresses that require less fabric tend to be more affordable than heavy and fabric-heavy gowns. These are easier to find in bridesmaids’ and reception-dress collections; just look for those that are white or a neutral shade.
Wedding dress styles on a budget
Who says that just because your wedding dress looks expensive that the price tag has to match it? From simple slips to dramatic mermaid styles to brilliant tulle gowns, here are thecut.com’s favorites for looking your best on your big day — without blowing your budget. If you’re uncertain of which style dress you’re shopping for, cocomelody.com has a tool that helps match wedding dresses for every style and budget!
Step-by-step to buy a wedding dress on a budget
It’s important to have an idea of what you want before you hit the stores. TheKnot.com has 11 must-read shopping tips when it comes to shopping for the dress of your dreams:
- Have a price in mind
- Start early
- Determine the dress code
- Figure out what you like
- Call in advance
- Let the salon make recommendations
- Shop at the right time
- Buy a dress that fits now
- Read the fine print
- Bring your accessories
- Trust your instincts
Don’t feel like denying yourself the dress of your dreams even if it’s a little out of reach for your budget? If you’ve done what you can with negotiating wedding costs and you still find yourself with a gap between budget and price tag, check out how a LendingPoint personal loan can help with your plans. We’ll quickly tell you how much you qualify for, and you can choose the loan option that suits you best. Applying is simple and easy. Your loan could be deposited in your account in as little as one business day. Apply now and see!