Finding The Dress Of Your Dream

Jan 02
2001

wedding gown

Pick up any bridal magazine and on average there is approximately ten pages of written information in amongst all the pages. In fact, no other industry has been able to sustain the amount of magazines that the bridal industry has. It is estimated that the total global market value of weddings is approximately $85 billion – US Dollars that is. That figure does not include the honeymoon so it could be even higher!

The wedding industry in general is designed for brides to be in an emotional state which generally leads to BIG money being spent on weddings. As a professional wedding planner I have seen it all so many times, couples who are struggling to save for a home spending $5000 on a Wedding Dress because the bride simply fell in love with the dress. Just because you are getting married does not mean you need to break the budget or start your married life with ‘wedding debt.’

Why does this happen? Two reasons generally, most couples getting married have never planned a wedding before and they unintentionally get caught up in the marketing hype. In my personal experience, I have even seen professional financial planners justify why they spent substantially more on their wedding than originally planned.

The second reason most couples spend more than they should on their wedding is because they simply don’t know what to ask for, what to look out for or avoid and how simple tips could slash their wedding budget. Given that nature of the industry this sort of information would generally be hard to come by.

Don’t get me wrong, I am a firm believer that in most cases you get what you pay for, but that does not mean you need to spend unnecessarily or fall prey to all the scams. There are many simple ways that you can dramatically slash your wedding budget without compromising on your special day. If this sounds like a relief but you are somewhat skeptical, don’t be. Saving money on your wedding does not mean you need to ask a friend to take the photographs or bake your own wedding cake.

For example if it is the $5000 designer wedding dress you absolutely have to have, did you know there are other options available to you to obtain that dress, and at a fraction of the cost?

When it comes to planning a wedding, for most brides every cent matters. If you can save ten percent on very element of your wedding, which sometimes is as easy as asking for it, it will make a big difference to the end figure.

Weddings have evolved dramatically in the last decade. These days anything goes for weddings, it is all about infusing the couples individual style and personality into their day. By being level headed about what you want, what you really need and educating yourself as to where you can be creative, you will avoid falling into the ‘bride-brain’ mentality and save yourself thousands of dollars.

 
 


BEAUTIFUL M L 12 pearl lace WHITE WEDDING DRESS formal


BEAUTIFUL M L 12 pearl lace WHITE WEDDING DRESS formal


$49.99


Mori Lee Silk Wedding Dress Brand New Size 12


Mori Lee Silk Wedding Dress Brand New Size 12


$399.00


Custom Wedding gown bridesmaid dress Size 6-8-10-16-18


Custom Wedding gown bridesmaid dress Size 6-8-10-16-18


$16.68


Barbie & Me Fashions Wedding Dress NEW!


Barbie & Me Fashions Wedding Dress NEW!


$12.95


Custom Wedding gown bridesmaid dress Size 6-8-10-16-18


Custom Wedding gown bridesmaid dress Size 6-8-10-16-18


$16.68


Custom Wedding gown bridesmaid dress Size 6-8-10-16-18


Custom Wedding gown bridesmaid dress Size 6-8-10-16-18


$16.68


Custom Wedding gown bridesmaid dress Size 6-8-10-16-18


Custom Wedding gown bridesmaid dress Size 6-8-10-16-18


$16.68


Custom Wedding gown bridesmaid dress Size 6-8-10-16-18


Custom Wedding gown bridesmaid dress Size 6-8-10-16-18


$16.68


Bride Wedding Dress Prom Gown Size6-8-10-12-16-18-22-28


Bride Wedding Dress Prom Gown Size6-8-10-12-16-18-22-28


$0.98


 Wedding/Dress/Bridal/Gown/Custom Plus Size with shrug


Wedding/Dress/Bridal/Gown/Custom Plus Size with shrug


$149.00


Bride Wedding Dress Prom Gown Size6-8-10-12-16-18-22-28


Bride Wedding Dress Prom Gown Size6-8-10-12-16-18-22-28


$0.98


New Stock White/Ivory Wedding DRESS SZ 6/8/10/12/14


New Stock White/Ivory Wedding DRESS SZ 6/8/10/12/14


$86.96


Bride Wedding Dress Prom Gown Size6-8-10-12-16-18-22-28


Bride Wedding Dress Prom Gown Size6-8-10-12-16-18-22-28


$0.98


Custom Wedding gown bridesmaid dress Size 6-8-10-16-18


Custom Wedding gown bridesmaid dress Size 6-8-10-16-18


$16.68


Red Victorian Wedding Flower Girl Dress Gown S6 Age 5-7


Red Victorian Wedding Flower Girl Dress Gown S6 Age 5-7


$22.72


Bride Wedding Dress Prom Gown Size6-8-10-12-16-18-22-28


Bride Wedding Dress Prom Gown Size6-8-10-12-16-18-22-28


$0.98


Floral Red Rhinestone Tiara Bridal Veil Gown #0635


Floral Red Rhinestone Tiara Bridal Veil Gown #0635


$14.99


NEW CUSTOM STUNNING Wedding dress Wedding Gown Y781


NEW CUSTOM STUNNING Wedding dress Wedding Gown Y781


$48.80


Bride Wedding Dress Prom Gown Size6-8-10-12-16-18-22-28


Bride Wedding Dress Prom Gown Size6-8-10-12-16-18-22-28


$0.98


Custom Wedding gown bridesmaid dress Size 6-8-10-16-18


Custom Wedding gown bridesmaid dress Size 6-8-10-16-18


$16.68


Bride Wedding Dress Prom Gown Size6-8-10-12-16-18-22-28


Bride Wedding Dress Prom Gown Size6-8-10-12-16-18-22-28


$0.98


Green Polka Wedding Flower Girl Dress Gown Sz 12 11-13T


Green Polka Wedding Flower Girl Dress Gown Sz 12 11-13T


$9.99


A Line One Shoulder Satin/Tulle Wedding Dress


A Line One Shoulder Satin/Tulle Wedding Dress


$225.95


Custom Wedding gown bridesmaid dress Size 6-8-10-16-18


Custom Wedding gown bridesmaid dress Size 6-8-10-16-18


$16.68


Bride Wedding Dress Prom Gown Size6-8-10-12-16-18-22-28


Bride Wedding Dress Prom Gown Size6-8-10-12-16-18-22-28


$0.98


Custom Wedding gown bridesmaid dress Size 6-8-10-16-18


Custom Wedding gown bridesmaid dress Size 6-8-10-16-18


$16.68


Black Polka Wedding Flower Girl Dress Gown Sz 10 9-11 T


Black Polka Wedding Flower Girl Dress Gown Sz 10 9-11 T


$24.70


Bride Wedding Dress Prom Gown Size6-8-10-12-16-18-22-28


Bride Wedding Dress Prom Gown Size6-8-10-12-16-18-22-28


$0.98


E725-6 Pageant Party Flower Girls Wedding Dress 4T-5T


E725-6 Pageant Party Flower Girls Wedding Dress 4T-5T


$19.99


Empire Strapless Chiffon/Light Satin Wedding Dress


Empire Strapless Chiffon/Light Satin Wedding Dress


$169.95


Custom Wedding gown bridesmaid dress Size 6-8-10-16-18


Custom Wedding gown bridesmaid dress Size 6-8-10-16-18


$16.68


Bride Wedding Dress Prom Gown Size6-8-10-12-16-18-22-28


Bride Wedding Dress Prom Gown Size6-8-10-12-16-18-22-28


$0.98


A Line Strapless Satin/Taffeta Wedding Dress with Lace


A Line Strapless Satin/Taffeta Wedding Dress with Lace


$225.95


Ball Gown Strapless Satin/Organzi Wedding Dress


Ball Gown Strapless Satin/Organzi Wedding Dress


$259.95


Marriage a la Mode: Three Centuries of Wedding Dress, S


Marriage a la Mode: Three Centuries of Wedding Dress, S


$192.06


Ball Gown One Shoulder Satin/Tulle Wedding Dress


Ball Gown One Shoulder Satin/Tulle Wedding Dress


$199.95


Empire Strapless Chiffon/Light Satin Wedding Dress


Empire Strapless Chiffon/Light Satin Wedding Dress


$169.95


Pink Victorian Wedding Flower Girl Dress Gown 11-13 S12


Pink Victorian Wedding Flower Girl Dress Gown 11-13 S12


$25.68


White Pink Wedding Flower Girl Dress Gown Sz 6 Age 5-7


White Pink Wedding Flower Girl Dress Gown Sz 6 Age 5-7


$23.71


Gold Polka Wedding Flower Girl Dress Gown Sz 3 Age 2-4


Gold Polka Wedding Flower Girl Dress Gown Sz 3 Age 2-4


$22.72


NEW CUSTOM STUNNING Wedding dress Wedding Gown Y923


NEW CUSTOM STUNNING Wedding dress Wedding Gown Y923


$46.80


Empire Strapless Chiffon/Satin Wedding Dress


Empire Strapless Chiffon/Satin Wedding Dress


$165.95


Ball Gown Sweetheart Tulle/Satin Wedding Dress


Ball Gown Sweetheart Tulle/Satin Wedding Dress


$228.95


Ball Gown Halter Satin/Organzi Wedding Dress


Ball Gown Halter Satin/Organzi Wedding Dress


$189.95


Silk  Printing Evening dress Bride gown wedding dress


Silk Printing Evening dress Bride gown wedding dress


$128.00


&Custom*stock*wedding dress/Brides/lace up8-10-12-14-16


&Custom*stock*wedding dress/Brides/lace up8-10-12-14-16


$17.79


Mermaid Strapless Satin/Organzi Wedding Dress


Mermaid Strapless Satin/Organzi Wedding Dress


$220.95


A Line Strapless Satin/Taffeta Wedding Dress


A Line Strapless Satin/Taffeta Wedding Dress


$235.95


white/Custom/wedding dress/Brides/lace up 8-10-12-14-16


white/Custom/wedding dress/Brides/lace up 8-10-12-14-16


$17.79


*Stock***lace up 8-10-12-14-16/wedding dress/Shortskirt


*Stock***lace up 8-10-12-14-16/wedding dress/Shortskirt


$17.79


SIZE 4 WHITE BRIDAL GOWN WEDDING DRESS


SIZE 4 WHITE BRIDAL GOWN WEDDING DRESS


$200.00


DISNEY ARIEL LITTLE MERMAID WEDDING DRESS COSTUME L 12


DISNEY ARIEL LITTLE MERMAID WEDDING DRESS COSTUME L 12


$49.99


NEW CUSTOM EVENING PROM PARTY WEDDING DRESS GOWN Y501


NEW CUSTOM EVENING PROM PARTY WEDDING DRESS GOWN Y501


$39.80


Silver Wedding Satin SASH for Bridesmaids Dress Gown


Silver Wedding Satin SASH for Bridesmaids Dress Gown


$15.42


New Stock White/Ivory Wedding DRESS SZ 8/10/12/14/16


New Stock White/Ivory Wedding DRESS SZ 8/10/12/14/16


$97.83


【Big/sale】New HOT polyester halter Bridal dress #80503


【Big/sale】New HOT polyester halter Bridal dress #80503


$188.00


【Big/sale】New HOT polyester halter Bridal dress #80503


【Big/sale】New HOT polyester halter Bridal dress #80503


$188.00


【Big/sale】New HOT polyester halter Bridal dress #80503


【Big/sale】New HOT polyester halter Bridal dress #80503


$188.00


【Big/sale】New HOT polyester halter Bridal dress #80503


【Big/sale】New HOT polyester halter Bridal dress #80503


$188.00


Sexy Stretchy Sequins Ballroom Wedding Dress Y325


Sexy Stretchy Sequins Ballroom Wedding Dress Y325


$9.99


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Creativity for Kids Designed By You Special Occasion Fashion Kit


Creativity for Kids Designed By You Special Occasion Fashion Kit


$35.50


Designed By You Special Occasion Fashions Kit. Dream, draw, and design a fashionable formalwear with this all-in- one kit. Become the fashion designer and make beautiful prom dresses, wedding gown, evening wear and more with the help of a dress mannequin and loads of supplies. This kit contains 1 doll- sized mannequin (12″ x 2-1/2″ x 2″), (1) 9″ x 6″ sketch book, 2 sketch pencils, one pencil sharp…

Travel Garment Bag for Dresses


Travel Garment Bag for Dresses


$7.99


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