Wedding Budget Tip #17:

Buy a Used Wedding Dress

This post is part of a recurring series here on BSB where we share wedding budget tips to help you save money on your wedding!

This can be a great option to save money on your wedding — especially if you have your eye on a designer frock that would otherwise bust a modest budget. Buying a second hand wedding dress can easily save you over 50% off the price of your gown.

Have you considered buying a used wedding dress to wear on your big day?

A budget-savvy bride loves getting great quality at a great price– this is the definition of value. It doesn’t get more budget savvy than that!

Why buying a used wedding dress is the best idea

Maybe you’re not into the idea of forking over a bundle of cash for an outfit you’ll only wear once. That’s an epic fail on the cost-per-wear test.

Consider the Cost-Per-Wear of Your Wedding Gown

We’ll give you the best advice to keep you from getting scammed or bamboozled.

If you’ve made the decision to purchase a wedding dress secondhand, you’ll definitely want to make note of these tips:

Tips for buying a used wedding gown

You want to be sure you know the designers and styles you actually like. You may even fall in love with a specific gown and decide to hunt for it online to score a deal.

1. Try on dresses IRL before shopping online.

A savvy bride does her research! Know the sale price of the gowns that you’re interested in, so you know whether or not a dress you see online is a good deal.

2. Compare Prices

There are more options than ever to score used wedding dresses via these online platforms.