Wedding Gown: Getting Your Dream Dress at a Price You Can Afford


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Are you shopping for a wedding gown? If you were not aware of the prices beforehand you may have gone into a little bit of “sticker shock" when you started pricing your wedding gown. If you are like most people you don’t spend $500 or more on a dress every day-and spending that much on a dress that you will wear once seems a little extravagant. However, some people are prepared to spend $2,000 or more to get exactly the wedding gown that they want. Whatever your budget is for your wedding gown, you need to shop carefully to make sure that you get not only a good deal, but a dress that will be one of the highlights of your special day.

One of the best places to find an inexpensive wedding dress is online or in a discount bridal shop. They often have sales and clearance events to make room for new inventory or clean out last year’s models. You may be able to get a wedding gown for as little as $100 at one of the special events that they hold once or twice a year but most dresses will cost at least $500. However, you should also consider the cost of having the wedding gown taken to a tailor or seamstress for alterations, because these are usually necessary when you buy this type of machine sewn mass-produced dress.

If you are willing to pay a minimum of around $2,000, you can have your wedding gown custom made by a seamstress or tailor. They will have at least 2 or 3 fittings with you to make sure that your dress fits properly on the big day. You should make sure that you ask them for references if you are not familiar with their work and feel free to bring in pictures, a pattern, and fabric samples that you would like to consider.

To those for whom money is no object, a designer dress can be had for $6,000 or more. These dresses are one-of-a-kind masterpieces that will fit you perfectly.

No matter the budget, you can find a dress.

Eriani Doyel writes articles for and about Weddings. For more information on choosing a wedding gown visit


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