Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Before You Buy... Do Your Research

Happy Tuesday Budget Brides!
We know that many of you have either found your perfect dress or are still in the process of looking for it.
Picture it! It's 2009 in Anytown, USA and you are in the bridal salon with your wedding party and mom. You have found the perfect dress and then you ask for the price. Whoa!! You didn't realize the dress of your dreams was so expense. Well before you give up let us give you a few tips and websites where you maybe able to have your dream dress after all.

Sample Sales - Many bridal salons have sample sales on a consistent basis. We would suggestion going to your favorite bridal salon websites and signing up for their newsletters so that you would be in the know. Also, if the website does not have a sign up field call the store and ask them when would they have a sample sale. Below is a listing of stores in various cities.

Running of the Brides - Filene's Basement broke the mold when they created their running of the Brides event. Below you can find a listing of upcoming events in various states. Don't see one in your area, check the website periodically for dates in your area.
Chicago, IL (State Street) - July 24th
Washington, DC (Mazza Gallerie) - July 31st
Boston, MA (Hynes Convention Center) - August 21st
Cleveland, OH (Warrensville Heights) - October 16th

The Internet is Your Friend! - Use the internet as your yellow pages. There are many websites out there that offer new or gently used wedding gowns at up to 70% off the retail price. We know that most Brides want to have a brand new dress for their special day; however, gently used could save you thousands and leave you room to use that money else where.

Image from Brides.com


1 comment:

{The Perfect Palette} said...

always smart to do your research :)

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