The bridal gown will be one of the most expensive elements of the entire wedding, but will be well worth it when your guests see the bride enter in an elegant dress and are struck speechless by her grace and beauty. Believe it or not, you can cut costs on the wedding gown without ending up with a final product that is tacky or unattractive. In fact, if you are willing to do the research, this article will help you figure out where to start looking to trim down your dress expenses, but still find the bride a dress that she will cherish forever.
The first thing you will want to do is peruse a number of bridal magazines or boutiques. This can help you get an idea of what you are looking for in your bridal dress. The detailed descriptions in the magazines or the helpful sales staff will leave you equipped with the knowledge and the vocabulary to find the right materials and tools that you will need to craft your own, negotiate with a tailor, or browse boutiques without wasting your time examining dresses that will not interest you.
If the bride has decided to wear a short dress during the ceremony, then consider accessorizing it with a home-made tulle apron. The apron is very simple to construct and even someone with little sewing experience will be able to fashion on that looks fabulous. All you will need are tulle and sewing ribbon, and if you give the clerk at a fabric store the dimensions of the dress, they will be able to help you decide how much material to use in making the apron. Remember, tulle is a very inexpensive fabric, so this will be a great cost saving measure for a piece that would likely tack on another several hundred dollars to your dress’ already weighty price tag.
With the vintage fashions coming back into vogue, purchasing a classic wedding dress will make the bride look very fashionable at a price that will make everyone happy! eBay is a great resource for vintage bridal gown shopping, and you can find some wonderful deals on there. You will need to keep a close eye on the dresses you are interested in, because they could be bought right out from under your nose if you are not very decisive. If you purchase two piece wedding dresses, you can also mix and match to find a combination that the bride enjoys, or accessorize each portion with tulle to achieve your desired style.