Welcome to the second blog in my series of 'how to save money on your wedding - the right way'.
Today's topic - the dress!
If you are looking for a blog that was going to tell you the best aliexpress buyers to use, or how to buy a dress off DHGate, I'm sorry but you have come to the wrong place.
I believe in buying quality. Dresses on Asian emporium websites are cheap for a reason. They take the designers image, claim to be selling that dress, then replicate said dress with cheaper materials, and likely slave labour.
Tip 1: Keep an eye out for sales and take advantage of them. In the last three months alone, two bridal stores I follow have had brilliant sales, as they have been clearing out their old stock to make way for new collections. Many a bargains were scored in these sales by budget savvy brides, next time, make that you! Locate the bridal stores in your area, follow them on facebook, wait for the right time of year and grab yourself a bargain - if you want one!
Tip 2: Browse TradeMe - TradeMe and Buy and Sell pages have a flood of good quality, amazing dresses after every wedding season. Keep an eye on these pages, and you never know what you may find. Get the most out of that dress and pass it on to another bride when you have had your turn too!
Tip 3: Buy from a retail store. If you are looking for something a bit different than your average wedding dress, I would seriously recommend checking out some clothing retail stores - I've seen some seriously cool white dresses on ASOS and Modcloth - I've even purchased from Modcloth myself for a styled shoot! These dresses are often perfect for a budget friendly, low key wedding - see the image on the left for the dress in question.