Here at FYW, we’ve been looking at ways to slash the cost of your dress down to 75% less without compromising on quality.
Firstly, you may have found some stunning gowns on Ebay that are made in China and yes, admittedly, some stories we’ve heard are absolute disasters with the dresses looking nothing like the original dress you fell in love with. The key here is to do your research. Don’t just find a dress, click and pay, make sure you read through all the reviews as they will give you an idea of whether it’s a reputable business selling like for like wedding dresses. Don’t rule out the idea of purchasing a wedding dress from china because if you do your research, opt for a retailer who comes well recommended, you could bag yourself your dream dress for as little as £150.
Secondly, consider looking on sites such as Gumtree or Preloved. Yes, these dresses will have been worn but literally only once before. Wedding dresses can be professionally cleaned to look as good as new and with very little wear, chances are you’ll find a first class outfit that’ll wow your guests without them suspecting a thing!
Please note, when purchasing through sites such as Ebay, you are protected and can get a refund if the item is not what you had in mind. Other sites, don’t have the same level of protection so make sure you inspect the dress thoroughly before committing and ask the seller if they are happy to refund your money if it turns out you are unhappy with it once you try it on at home.
If a second hand wedding dress doesn’t bother you in the slightest, why not scour your local charity shops. Charities such as Cancer Research UK often have charity shops that are specifically set up to showcase wedding dresses and other bridal attire.
If a second hand dress just isn’t for you, many bridal stores offer top designer dresses for as little as £299! Many stores have fantastic sales throughout the year especially when attending wedding fares so make sure you find out when your local bridal stores are having their sales as you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what you can get your hands on.
If all else fails, head to the high streets! Retailers such as John Lewis, Debenhams, Asos and Missguided all offer stunning wedding dresses at amazing prices! You can find a gorgeous gown for as little as £150 or even £60 in the sale! What’s more, these retailers often offer additional discounts and promotions which could see you with a 20% discount on top of it!