If you have gotten engaged recently then I am sure you have given thought on your wedding dress. Bridal gowns come in so many styles, price ranges, and even colors to adorn the perfect bride. The excitement of your upcoming nuptials can be overwhelming. I was overwhelmed with everything, even what to wear on that day.
For some brides, purchasing a wedding gown can be overwhelming as well. The average cost of a wedding dress in the United States is between $900 and $1,100. Depending your budget, you will either buy a dress in the lower or higher price range. I didn’t have a lot of money when I was planning my wedding. In fact, I had no money. My parents didn’t help with any wedding costs. It was up to my future husband and I to plan a beautiful wedding on a budget.
As I shopped, I was overwhelmed with the prices. My first shopping experience was wonderful, yet intimidating. It was nothing like the wedding shows I watched every Sunday. I shopped by myself, picked out a few dresses, and then practically ran out of the bridal shop. I couldn’t spare $3,000 for the dresses I picked out. Empty handed, I set out on a larger bridal retail chain. The prices were better, but the sales people were like used car salesmen. I was pressured to buy on the spot. Thank goodness I didn’t.
After those shopping experiences, I began searching online. I knew that eBay sold wedding dresses. I decided to give eBay a try. To my surprise I found a brand new, designer wedding dress for $150. The dress was originally worth $900. The designer sold the dress to a bridal boutique willing to accept flawed dresses. That bridal boutique sold the dress on eBay.The only problem with the dress was the barely noticeable misaligned beading.
I was lucky to find such an elegant dress for that price, but any bride to be can find great deals online as well. It is important to find out your correct size before purchasing online. Wedding dress sizes are drastically different from your regular size. I am a size 14 misses, but my wedding dress size is 14 women’s. To find out your correct size, measure your busts, waist, and hips. You can find charts online to find out your wedding dress size from your measurements. Once you know your size, start shopping on eBay and Amazon.com. There, you will find wedding dresses in all price ranges. I actually found them to be more inexpensive than visiting a wedding shop in person.