Every girl dreams of a fairy tale wedding in which she is escorted down the aisle on the arm of her father, wearing the most beautiful gown imaginable. Although styles change from year to year, from generation to generation, she wants to be the most beautiful bride ever.
If you are on a limited budget, you may worry that you will not be able to afford that dress you always dreamed of. Perhaps you might need to make a few alterations to the dress you actually get to wear and the one you have been envisioning, but there is no reason why you can’t save money on your wedding dress without sacrificing style.
Something Old, Something New…
One of the most well loved wedding traditions is when the bride chooses to wear her mother or grandmother’s wedding gown at her own wedding. Not only can this save a lot of money but it can also warm the hearts of those who remember that wedding long ago.
Of course you may be a bit taller or a bit shorter than your mum, but a good seamstress can make the alterations needed in order to get a perfect fit. At the same time, he or she can make a few subtle changes in order to update the gown to current styles.
In the end, it can be much cheaper to employ a seamstress or tailor than it would have been to pay for a gown that could very well cost as much as £1,000 or more. According to Brides Magazine, the average cost of a wedding dress in 2014 was £1,340, which is a pretty hefty figure when combined with all the other costs involved.
Gowns for Hire
Whilst some ladies want to keep their wedding dress forever and ever, others aren’t all that sentimental and don’t really care if they keep their wedding dress or not. There are a number of shops that have gowns for hire that are in keeping with all the latest styles. These shops most often have a seamstress available to do a fitting to make sure the dress fits as it is supposed to do.
However, your choices in wedding dresses for hire are not limited to traditional wedding attire. It is currently fashionable for the bridal party to wear period costumes so that hiring them can greatly reduce the cost to the bride and groom as well as for the entire wedding party if they are to buy their own attire.
So then, whether you choose to arrive as an Edwardian bride or in the latest of wedding fashions, you don’t need to sacrifice style when choosing the perfect dress for your wedding. Take a bit of extra time to do some research online as well as brainstorming with close friends and family. UK wedding savings are easy to find once you have a plan to follow. It’s your day, so go as you want and save money at the same time.