January 19, 2010

Luxe for Less

If you are a size 10 or under, you can get a high-end wedding gown with a lower price tag at sample sales. (Bridesmaids can get lucky at these sales too)

For example:
At The Wedding Shoppe in Wayne, there is a $4000 Carolina Herrera gown for $1600.

The dress may need minor repairs and spot cleaning. Be sure to thoroughly look over the dress before you buy. Ask if the store takes care of these items for free. There is usually no refund on a sample dress.

Another option is to look for your dress at a consignment shop, like Sabrina Ann in Ardmore, where the designer bridal gowns have been "once worn or never worn". Sabrina Ann carries gowns from size 2 to 18. They only accept clean dresses within 2 years old. Prices range from $400 to $3000.