If the high cost of wedding dresses is worrying you, don't fret. Attractive, low cost wedding dresses are available. Here are your options.
Cheap Wedding Dresses
Decide what type of wedding dress you want. There are strapless gowns, flowing train, long sleeves, straight skirt, satin etc. The more specific you are, the quicker your search will be. If you want a strapless gown, enter "cheap strapless gown wedding dress" in a search engine.
The end of the season is the best time to shop. These end of season sales usually mean dresses are sold for a fraction of the original price tag. This includes dresses from well known brands. You can also buy wedding dresses at auction sites.
You can also find wedding dresses advertised in classified ads. Yard sales are also great places to go bargain hunting. Some of these dresses are for weddings that never took place, so they have never been worn.
You can also get affordable wedding dresses in malls. Just go to the formal dress section and have a look around. There are also some prom and holiday clothing that could make for good wedding gowns.
Bridesmaids Dresses Cheap
The cheapest option is for the bridesmaids to buy their own clothes. Many bridesmaids will agree to this because they will be able to wear the dress again for other occasions.
Or you can go to the Web and search for discount mail-order stores. These services can offer cheap dresses because there is no middleman. The dresses have very little (or no markup). This can save you up to 40%. If matching bridesmaid dresses is too costly, just give the bridesmaid a color swatch. This will help them find dresses that are complementary.
Ask the retailer if you can get package discounts. Some retailers will offer bridesmaids dresses cheap if you buy a wedding dress. Sometimes ordering a specific amount of dresses will get you discounts for the other dresses.