For many parents, the cost of paying for a wedding is high, even if you’re buying discount wedding dresses or outfits as mother of the bride.
So, how do you go about buying the right sort of formal dress to wear without blowing the budget? Are cheap formal dresses a reality?
Finding Discount Wedding Dresses at Bargain Prices
Depending on how much time you have available, waiting until the sales are on will mean you can get between a 50% to 70% discount off of full price for new garments.
Of course, it will mean that you’ll need to find more time to scour the stores for the right styles, sizes and colors, but if you’ve got the time but not the money, then this is a great solution. (This can also be a great way of saving money on buying bridesmaids dresses too)
Bargain Hunting for Cheap Formal Dresses
If you’re in more of a hurry and can’t wait for the sales, then searching the odd out of season sale rack may not yield sufficient choice.
With so many women needing to recycle their fashion purchases, it’s quite possible to find never worn dresses in thrift shops, charity shops and all at bargain basement prices. Asking a friend to go with you can help when the whole process becomes a little tiring. It can also be helpful because your friend will often be able to discover some second hand dress or jacket that you would otherwise have overlooked or discounted.
Don’t be afraid to try and negotiate on price. If the clothing has been in the store for a few months, they’ll be happy that you’re wanting to buy it and may well be willing to move on price. In fact, this is perhaps the best method to find discount wedding dresses.
If you’re happy to make use of the internet, then look out for some eBay designer bargains, especially look for BNWT (brand new with tags) in the description. when shopping for discount wedding dresses on eBay, it’s best to know what size you are in the brand. For example, are you a size 12 in Jaeger? If so, then you can be pretty confident that a size 12 bought from eBay is going to fit well.
If it’s good enough for the bride, it’s good enough for you. Friends and family are often happy to lend you wedding accessories for the day, for example, handbags, scarves, gloves, which can all add up to as much as your entire outfit otherwise.
Be creative – ask friends for tips and advice and enjoy shopping for cheap formal dresses!