A wedding is a very expensive event, preparation for which must be carried out in advance. Any chance to save and reduce costs is certainly considered by the newlyweds, but of course within reason.
Wedding bustle often begins with the choice of an outfit for the bride, since this stage is the most difficult and requires a lot of time. Fortunately, wedding salons are not uncommon in our time, and it is with their help that you can decide on the choice of the dress in which the bride will spend her wedding day.
Where to looking for?
First of all, everyone goes to the nearest bridal salon, which beckons with mannequins in impeccable outfits. At the same time, few people know that all wedding salons are divided into several types:
The economy class salon, although it does not shine with its name, actually differs little from the wedding salons of a higher rank. Even the buying process is completely similar to how the choice and purchase of a dress in an elite salon will take place.
You will be treated with due respect, given as much time as required. They will advise more successful models for your figure, as well as help with the selection of those accessories that will create a single harmony with the image you have chosen.
The only thing that really distinguishes an economy salon from an elite one is inexpensive models of dresses, which are largely inferior in quality to designer ones. In inexpensive bridal salons, Chinese copies of dresses from famous designers are for sale.
Often it is these salons that pick up defective products, so you, as a client of an economy salon, should be vigilant and attentive. Do not be afraid to seem picky and too demanding, because this is your wedding, where you should look perfect. Marriage in a wedding dress can be concluded in the presence of stains, puffs and crumbling decor.
You should not hang a tag of unoriginality and bad taste on a cheap wedding dress. A low price may indicate the little-known brand under which it is produced, the authorship of a novice designer, or the use of inexpensive fabrics and materials.
There is always a chance to choose a budget dress in a specialized salon or online store. If you choose the right silhouette and take into account the features of the figure, then even an inexpensive dress can look better than a super-fashionable creation from a fashionable couturier.
A stunning look is actually easy to create: a little flying fabric, a fitted style (if it matches the figure) and a hairstyle.
Used wedding dress
Since a wedding dress is bought only once, it makes sense to buy it in a used version. Accessories are often sold along with the dress.
There are a lot of possibilities for choosing a dress in this version:
- advertisements on television channels (mostly appropriate for provincial cities);
- advertisements in print media;
- commission shops;
- forums and specialized sites;
- online auctions.
If you seriously look for a used dress, then it is quite possible to find the model you are interested in without paying a lot of money.
Purchase in the online store
Online sales are more active than in conventional stores. This applies to any product, including wedding dresses. In online stores you can find the same models as in conventional salons, only at a much lower cost. And if you also hit the sale, then your chances of saving increase significantly.
Practice shows that it is in online salons that they openly declare which dress is being sold — a Chinese copy or an original. While in wedding salons, expensive originals can be presented as fakes. To be sure of the originality of the wedding dress, ask for a certificate of quality.
Alternatively, you can look at foreign online stores. It often happens that prices in them are cheaper than in Russian ones. Delivery is unlikely to be a problem: most online stores ship worldwide. In extreme cases, you can order the services of an intermediary who will send the dress in a way convenient for you.
The only disadvantage of buying a wedding dress may be the lack of the possibility of trying it on. But if you take good measurements and carefully place an order for a dress, then you will get exactly the dress that fits your figure. In addition, in online stores there is always the possibility of returning a dress, since such a condition is regulated by the law “On the Protection of Consumer Rights”. Therefore, it is better to order a dress long before the wedding in order to be able to re-order.
The desire to be the most beautiful, charming and unique at her wedding is typical for every bride. But the budget does not always allow you to roam to the fullest and shine in a dress from the new collection of one of the famous brands.
You, as a bride, are waiting for viewing a large number of options, difficult choices, struggle with doubts. But all this loses its meaning when the cherished box with the same dress is in the hands. And it doesn’t matter how much it cost you, or maybe even was rented.
The latter option can only be considered if the bride is not particularly concerned about the fact that the dress has already been worn.
Renting a wedding dress is not inferior in its popularity to the sale of wedding dresses and individual tailoring. The undeniable and most significant advantage of renting a dress is that you can choose the most expensive dress by paying a small amount for it. And is it worth it to buy a dress for one day, so that later it gathers dust in the closet?
Specialized salons are engaged in renting wedding dresses. Their visit is best organized with a friend or close relative. Good advice and criticism has not prevented anyone from choosing a wedding look. It would not be superfluous to take a picture in several outfits that you liked the most, and then, in a more relaxed atmosphere, analyze and better consider each image.
Sewing a wedding dress with your own hands requires much less money than buying the same model in a salon, because in addition to the cost of fabric, the price will include the work of the master, brand fees, advertising, taxes, rent of the salon and salaries of its employees.
Expensive jewelry can be replaced with cheaper ones. Watch for quality, because cheap and ugly accessories can ruin the whole image. Everything must be selected on the basis of the “Price / Quality” ratio. A rich choice and great competition in the market allow this to be done.
If you have no experience in sewing dresses, we recommend that you purchase a budget version of a wedding dress in a store. So you get a 100% result and save your nerves, because tailoring requires a lot of time, effort and patience.
At the seamstress
A wedding dress can be ordered from a seamstress. True, in this case, one can hardly talk about big savings, because the price will include all of the above, plus the time spent on fitting the dress according to the figure, which is usually higher than in the store, since you will need to come to the fitting several times.
Do not believe those who say that tailoring from a seamstress will be cheaper than buying a dress in a store. Mass production is always cheaper. The exception is branded elite wedding dresses. But there are few craftsmen who can sew this under normal conditions.
To save money, you can refuse expensive fabrics and accessories. Even a laconic outfit with the right approach can be beautiful.
Of the inexpensive fabrics that are used in the formation of a wedding dress, we can distinguish:
- weightless chiffon,
- chic guipure,
- chic taffeta,
- flying tulle.
A long train is also useless in an economy version, but a straight cut with a floor-length skirt is a suitable option.
A summer wedding is a great occasion for a short summer dress, which is usually a little cheaper than a long one.
If you nevertheless chose individual tailoring due to a non-standard figure or other reasons, do not rush to go to the master without a clear idea of the finished version of the dress. No matter how skilled a fashion designer is, he is not a magician. And misunderstanding will cause problems and lead to a result that is unlikely to correspond to the ideal.
Wedding evening dress
Wedding fashion has changed a lot, becoming more loyal and not so pretentious. Simple models and not necessarily in white are becoming more and more popular. This allows you to choose the so-called evening wedding dress for the wedding. This option is suitable for rational brides who wish to purchase not just a wedding dress, but also an evening dress.
The advantages are undeniable: the dress does not need to be rented or thought about what to do with it after the wedding.
The most practical and rational brides prefer light trouser suits, which can also be used as a wedding dress.
The simplicity of the dress is easily corrected by elegant and frilly shoes, which will bring the necessary share of femininity and sexuality to the image.