Affordable Wedding Gowns
You don’t need to spend a ridiculous amount of money to look like a princess on your wedding day. In fact, it’d be ridiculous to spend so much money for a designer wedding dress you’ll only wear once. You’ll probably be happy walking down the aisle in a custom-made Pitoy Moreno gown, but just think about how much happier you’ll be if you use the money on a down payment for a house. Here are some suggestions on how you can get an affordable wedding ensemble and still look like you stepped out of a fairy tale.
Buy a used wedding dress
The best thing about wedding dresses is that they’ve only been used once, which means that they’ll be in great condition even if they’re secondhand. Nobody’s going to know that your dress isn’t brand new! Ask your local ukay-ukay vendors if they’ve got any in stock, or check eBay. If you choose to look for a gown on eBay, make sure you get your exact measurements to make sure that the dress will fit you properly.
Get a bridesmaid dress
Some bridesmaid dresses look just like wedding gowns and will definitely cost less. Get one in ivory or cream, or in another color if you want to be a little unconventional. If you think your dress is a little too simple to be a wedding gown, jazz it up with ornate accessories, an intricate veil, and fancy shoes.
Have a wedding dress made
If you really really want to wear that gorgeous wedding dress you saw in a bridal magazine, why not have a talented seamstress replicate the dress for you? Ask your friends for the name of the mananahi who did their wedding gowns or if they know anyone who creates custom wedding gowns for a reasonable price. If you buy the dress material at Divisoria yourself you might even be able to save a couple of pesos.
Buy cheap shoes
Nobody ever notices a bride’s shoes since they’re hidden under all that satin and taffeta, so why buy an expensive pair? Don’t bother getting shoes at bridal stores since you’ll probably find cheaper and prettier ones at SM. Also, when shopping for wedding shoes, put comfort over fashion since you’ll be standing on your feet most of the time!
Brides aren’t beautiful because they spent thousands and thousands on their wedding dress. It’s how they pull off the overall ensemble that makes them look gorgeous. As long as you find ways to get a bargain wedding dress, you’ll still look like a princess without a credit card bill that’s large enough to buy a third world country.