Buying a Wedding Dress without Breaking the Bank
According to Huffington Post, the average wedding dress in the United States can cost an upwards of $1200! While brides in Manhattan can spend over $3000 just on their gowns, brides in Alaska typically spend just slightly over $800 on their wedding dresses.
Because of the trend of over-the-top weddings made popular by celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Meghan Markle, many brides feel pressurized to spend thousands of dollars on a single day. But the reality of the matter is that most of us just don’t have the budget to spend on lavish, designer dresses we’re likely to be wearing just once!
Whether you’re operating on a tight budget or just don’t want to spend so much money on a single dress, today, there are countless options to save money when shopping for a bridal dress. Before heading over to a bridal salon, check out these money saving tips to help you get the perfect dress on a budget!
Gone are the days when wearing anything other than virginal white on your wedding day was an absolute no-no. Today, many brides are opting to wear colors other than white to give themselves a unique flair as well as shorter styles than the traditional floor length gowns. If you choose to go this way, you’re going to have a lot more options to choose from and at a quarter of the price!
Choose a bridesmaid dress in blush pink, ice blue or mint green to set you apart from the others. If you’re having a summer wedding on the beach, you might even want to consider choosing a lighter fabric or a shorter length than the yards of silk and tulle typically used in bridal dresses. Not only will you be saving tons on fabric, but this gives you the perfect opportunity to show off those kickass shoes you bought with the dress!
Check Retail Stores
Who said you have to go for a high-end designer boutique for your wedding dress? Today, many retail stores stock up on affordable bridal dresses that cost a fraction of what your boutique dress would have. They might not have tons of styles to choose from but they’re a great idea to look into when shopping for a wedding dress for a budget-savvy bride!
Retail does not equal to Cheap
While retail may be a lot cheaper than a boutique dress, a bridal dress from a retailer can still cost upwards of a few hundred dollars. Keep that in mind when budgeting for a wedding dress and you’ll save yourself some major sticker shock when you start searching for your dress and check the price tag!
Even the bridal collections from J.Crew and Anthropologie’s BHLDN line can range anywhere between a few hundred to a few thousand dollars! If you’re not willing to spend that much on a single dress, going for a non-white option from our bridesmaids’ collection that you can reuse for other events may be a great idea!
We offer affordable and superior quality designer bridesmaid and bridal glam dresses for the fashionable bride on a budget! Whether you’re shopping for yourself or for your bridesmaids, you’re likely to find everything you need, only at Lipstick London!