We girls have been dreaming about getting married and our bridal outfits as early as kindergarten. No denying we have pretended to be brides more often than we would like to confess. The time spent in picturing ourselves in a bridal dress and imaging about our wedding day is embarrassing. However, when the day actually comes, finding a good enough bridal dress in our budget could be a real hunt. Lucky for you we have some awesome tips here how you can save maximum on your special dress.
1. Book early
If you will book early you will have more options. If you wait too long and give a shorter time to dressmaker it will not only increase chances of your dress getting messed up in terms of fitting and styling, you will be charged more. Some vendors offer early birds discounts too, you might be able to benefit from it too.
Carefully go through the list of all the best and good dressmakers in your area. Narrow down the one you think will go with your taste and budget, visit them a few times and have some meetings. They might offer you better deals if they know you are playing the field.
3. Get Inspired
Do visit the big designer stores that are way out of your budget. You might not be able to purchase them but a girl can dream, right? Or even better a girl can get inspired. Look at the kind of cuts and styles and work that clicks with you. Later you can go to your budgeted stores and request something similar.
4. Use fabric with shine and texture
Fabric provides the base for your outfit. It is soul and foundation for your bridal look. A shiny or textured fabric like silk and satin will make it look more expensive than it actually is, in contrast to the net which will make it look cheap. Fabric like velvet in darker colors will really make the stonework stand out.
5. Get it tailored
It is conventional to get your big dress form bridal dress stores and ideal in sense you get too many design options there however you can go for some classic designs like gowns and lehngas which a good tailor can easily handle and buy your own fabric and patches of work or laces and get it stitched from a tailored. You will be surprised how much you can save with this smart idea.
6. Go easy on details
A very detailed and heavy net of stonework will make your dress look less elegant and thus cheap. Less is more. Chose something with little and elegant work, that way it will be cheaper but look expensive.
7. Ask for cheaper options
Sometimes dress maker can offer to make an otherwise expensive dress in cheaper rates by using less costly fabric and stones. You can ask for such options if they do not readily offer. This is a promising way to save some real money.
8. Ask for discounts
You will be surprised by how much discount you can get just by simply asking for it. They will surely cut you a slack especially if they know you have time at hand and searching the market and going through the rate lists of their competitors.
I sincerely hope you found these tips helpful. Check out other ways you can save money during your wedding planning.