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THE DRESS. It's the thing that little girls spend their entire lifetime dreaming about. As a budget savvy bride, you may find yourself dreaming of a dress that exceeds your financial means. This can be a tough pill to swallow — you want the day to be special and you want to feel your best, but money is tight. What's a bride to do when she falls in love with a designer gown that isn't in the budget? Today, I'm going to share with you how to score your dream wedding dress for less!
How to score your dream wedding dress for less
Thanks to the amazing site — you can find the designer dress of your dreams at a fraction of the cost of retail.
Let's be real — you're only going to wear this dress once. Why not buy a used gown and save a crazy amount of money, but still get to wear the dress you've been dreaming of? Thanks to, you can! It's an incredible resource for finding the dress you desire at a price that's easier to stomach. offers the best way for brides to buy and sell previously loved wedding gowns and bridal party dresses. The site connects former and current brides via beautiful wedding dresses. It helps former brides recoup some of their upfront cost and helps new brides save money on their wedding dress purchase. What could be sweeter for a budget savvy bride? Plus, these beautiful designer gowns deserve to be loved more than once, don't you think? also just launched their Real Brides Gallery where you can peruse photos of real brides in real dresses that are for sale on the site to gather inspiration and determine what a particular style may look like on you! I love this feature, because you get to see what the dresses look like on women of various shapes and sizes, rather than just the high-fashion models shown in most designers' product shots. Real Bride Gallery

View the new Real Brides Gallery today to get inspiration for your dream wedding dress! I absolutely love that you can browse the dresses by designer — here are a few of my favorite dresses from real brides that I spotted in the gallery. Talk about swoon-worthy, and several for over 50% off!

This gorgeous number from Berta is totally swoon-worthy!

Looking for something gorgeously chic? You can't go wrong with Vera Wang!

This Watters beauty is completely classic!

They even carry dresses from BHLDN! (One of my faves!)

This Enzoani gown is so stunningly romantic!!

This Allure dress is so lovely and feminine! How amazing is that bow back and the lace covered buttons?

The variety of dresses available by top designers on is enough to make a budget savvy bride squeal with joy! But ya know what's even better than scoring a killer deal? A FREE Wedding Dress! And guess what? is hosting an AMAZING giveaway in celebration of their new Real Bride Galleries! They'll be giving one lucky bride her dream wedding dress for free! Now that's #budgetsavvy

Get all the details about the wedding dress giveaway on!

Enter to Win a FREE Wedding Dress!

Happy Dress Shopping!


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Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

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