Now that you’re finally getting married, planning and prepping, you know one of the hardest truths of getting ready for your wedding: it’s expensive. Not only is it expensive, but it’s also stressful that it’s so expensive. Suddenly, all that time you thought you’d spend flipping through magazines with your mother and best friends has turned into a budgeting meeting every night, with only a glass of wine in your hand to lessen the pain.
One of the biggest purchases, of course, is one of the most important: your wedding dress. Sure, it’s easy to cut corners when it comes to the cake (both literally and figuratively) but when it comes to something as important as what you’re wearing while you walk down the aisle, you’re going to have to be more careful about how you save.
1. Get your gown online
After all, it’s the 21st Century - what’s the point of spending hours at a bridal boutique, acting like you’re having a good time with your friends as you try on the dresses, while in reality, everyone is super-stressed out, well aware of the fact that all the dresses are out of their personal price ranges? It looks like fun in the movies, sure. But the fact is, the only fun part will probably be sipping the complimentary champagne before awkwardly telling the bridal boutique owners, “Um, sure, we’ll give you a call if we’re interested.” Which you won’t be, considering the fact that the national average cost of a wedding dress is $35,329.