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Tips For Buying A Wedding Dress On A Budget

I can imagine that since the moment you got engaged you have been inundated with wedding dress thoughts and feelings such as “what will my dress look like?” “When should I start shopping?” and “who should I take with me?”. Let’s face it, this time in your life is an incredibly exciting time.

You have been thinking about your wedding day for as long as you can remember and suddenly it is becoming a reality. This is major. However, if you’re not careful, this experience can come with a hefty price tag. But that doesn’t have to be the case…

Take a look at some of the tips our very own Claire Amelia has given to help you buy a wedding dress on a budget. Claire has years of experience in this industry so this advice is the kind you can stand by. 

1. Do Your Research

There is no reason to rush when you are deciding what style of dress to wear on your big day so allow yourself some time to research your local bridal boutiques. This should help you figure out which places supply the dresses that you could imagine yourself wearing as you enter this new chapter in your life.

2. Ask Questions Before Booking

Ask questions! 

There is nothing wrong with being completely open with your bridal boutiques because as much as they want to make a sale, they also want to make sure you’re getting the best result for your wedding day.

Before you book an appointment, make sure you know if the boutique has a range of wedding dresses within your price range. This will help you avoid being in situations that could waste time and money that you haven’t budgeted for.

3. Samples are HOT right now! 

You can purchase wedding dress samples from as little as £100 in your local bridal shops, especially now after the pandemic, we're left with a lot more stock, so go and check out what's on sale!⁠

We are even hosting our very own sample sale over on our online wedding marketplace. Click the button below to check out the on trend wedding dresses that are less than half their original price.

4. Bridal Shops Often Do In House Alterations

After you have purchased a sample wedding dress off the shop floor, check out the boutique’s alterations rates and factor these costs in.

Keep everything in one place. It is key to keep the planning process as organised as possible and the last thing you need is things here, there and everywhere.

5. Bridal Shop Outlets

Have you checked out any bridal shop outlets? 

There are quite a few of them dotted around the UK these days and these are the places you will find lots and lots of dresses at reduced prices.⁠

Emporella’s Wedding Dresses

Wedding dresses and bridal gowns are one of those things that you might only get the chance to wear once in your lifetime so the pressure to find the perfect attire can sometimes become overwhelming. Especially when you start looking at the price tags!

Here at Emporella we aim to cater for every bride. Whether you are planning a wedding on a budget or a wedding to match Kate and Will, we can assure you that we will have something for you.

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