Every bride is unique with a unique style. The single most thing a bride worries about her wedding day is her wedding dress. The dress expresses the personal style and personality of the bride.
With so much emphasis on style, fashion and physical beauty every bride feels the pressure to go for a designer wedding dress. An average bride can not always afford the exorbitant cost of the designer dress but can still have the same look and style with some planning and in most cases can even acquire a high end designer wedding dress at a reasonable price.
The first and foremost thing in planning for high end designer look is to have plenty of time to do your homework meaning there should be enough time planned before the wedding to look for bargains in various places to find the right wedding dress.
Following are some tips to help brides find the bargains that would save considerable amount of expense.
In the recent years a number of consignment places have sprung up which carry large assortment of high end designer wedding dresses at a fraction of the original cost. Typically these consignment places carry the last season’s originals (which is great for one of a kind deal). These original dresses that cost thousands of dollars on an average would cost between $500 and $1200 depending on the designer.
If you are not going for a designer original but still want elegant stylish high end product, in that case your best option is to explore the catalogs. There are several high end designers whose products are sold through various catalogs at very affordable prices.
The other option is to rent the wedding dress instead of purchasing one which might not be a bad idea after all as you would never wear the dress again in any case.
If you want simplicity and elegance at the lower end of the spectrum there are many places for that as well. Check out the discount bridal stores, several department stores carry exclusive wedding lines, several specialty clothing retailers have started their own wedding lines and catalogs which not only include the Wedding dresses but also the bridesmaid dresses and bridal accessories as well.
The other avenue is the evening dress line. Instead of going for strictly wedding dress you can go for an elegant evening dress which is far less expensive and comes in various degrees of elegance for every kind of wedding imaginable.
Last but not least if you keep an open mind and are not bogged down by undue prejudices you can always borrow the dress from a close friend or a relative.