This post is part of a recurring series here on BSB – we share a wedding budget tip every Tuesday to help you save money on your wedding! You can also see past posts (and a sneak peek at what's ahead) on this wedding budget tips page for your convenience and future reference.
Wedding Budget Tip #26:
Shop sample sales to score a major discount on your dress!
One way to score a great deal on your wedding dress is by shopping sample sales!
Many local bridal shops will hold sample sales to sell their existing inventory of sample gowns in order to make room for new designs. Most of the time these dresses are gently used for trying on purposes in the shop, but will be discounted significantly. If you've got your eye on a designer gown, check with your local bridal shops to find out when they run their sample sales in order to try to snag your wedding gown on the cheap!
Be sure to subscribe to your local bridal boutiques email newsletters for updates on sample sales in your area so you don't miss out. It can be a really great way to get a designer wedding dress for a fraction of the cost of buying new. Of course you'll have to consider sizing when it comes to purchasing a sample gown. Typically stores only carry one of a certain dress in-store, so you may have to do significant alterations to make a sample gown work for you, so keep that in mind when you're on the hunt for your dream dress for less!
So tell us:
would you consider buying your wedding dress at a sample sale?
Leave a comment below and let us know!
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