Tuesday, April 14, 2009

How to Find a Cheap Wedding Dress

By Mae Summerville

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 way to find a cheap wedding dress is looking at other online classifieds. One that comes to mind is Backpage. They have nationwide listings and you will find lots of discount wedding dresses on their site. You can do a search at any major search engine for online classifieds and you will find lots of potential places to find an inexpensive gown.

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 your entire spring wardrobe there for only a few hundred dollars.

No matter what means you use to buy your dress be sure to inspect it and make sure it has no stains or tears in it. You may also need to get it altered by a qualified seamstress.

With all the money you saved you can put it into other items such as more jewelry or a fabulous pair of gloves or an exquisite veil. Of course if you get these items cheaply you can put the extra money towards a better honeymoon.

By shopping around and keeping your standards high you may be able to walk down the aisle on your wedding day wearing a dress that every one thinks is a designer gown. Only you and God need to know how you got it and if you have a flair for style no one will be the wiser.

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