All brides want to look and feel their absolute best on their wedding day. Finding the perfect wedding dress is one of the most important parts of planning a wedding. Unfortunately not all brides can afford to buy the brand new designer gown that was just featured on the cover of the latest bridal magazine. For brides that are on a tight budget, buying used wedding dresses is a good way to go. For some brides, there is still a stigma when it comes to wearing a dress that was previously owned by someone else. Just because it was another bride's wedding gown does not make it any less special for your wedding. Many used wedding dresses look just like new. Obviously they were only worn once, some may never have even made it to the alter making it completely new. You would be surprised how many gorgeous dresses you can find that have been pre-owned.
But what do you do when you just can't seem to find 'the one' for you? If you are tall and slim, you could wear just about anything, and still look wonderful. Sadly it is not so easy when you are either short, hourglass shaped, or even pear shaped, or over a size 16 (uk). Some Brides choose to have bespoke wedding dresses, but a custom made wedding gown may come at a premium price. Some brides are in the fortunate position of knowing someone who can make the dress for them and others seek to have the dress made in the Far East. Having the dress made in China or some other country has its pit falls and you should consider ensuring the dress arrives, a good two or three month, before your wedding. Although, in the past there have been negative stories of purchase from e-bay, my personal recommendation is e-bay is the safest way to buy such an item from the Far East. This is because if there is a dispute or poor workmanship when paying with PayPal on eBay the buyer has financial protection.
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Forgetting they have to spend a whole day in the dress. This sounds obvious, but many people will try a dress on and decide to buy it without even trying to sit down in it. The wedding dress is for more than just the ceremony, so think about how comfortable it will be to wear while sitting down, eating and even dancing in. This is particularly important with corset style bodices that can be restricting, and fishtail dresses, which if too closely fitted can stop you being able to sit down at all! Buying a dress you don't love. This is YOUR dress. It should be the dress that you keep comparing all other dresses to (I still do this 4 years after my wedding, and so far, I still love my wedding dress more than any other!). Choosing a dress because it made your mother well up, or just because it has a coloured trim that will match the bridesmaid's dresses is really not advisable. You aren't planning to do this more than once, so make sure to buy the wedding dress of your dreams.
Shop the sales if you want cheap wedding dresses. There are many wedding boutiques that have special sales, and you may want to attend them to save money. Some stores have special sales on model dresses that they have used, and you can get a great dress for a discounted price. Another way that you can save and still have a great wedding dress is to wear the dress that someone in your family wore. Perhaps your mom has a great dress and you'd like to honor her by wearing it. With a few adjustments and expert tailoring, you can have a cheap dress that looks incredible, and it will look all your own as well.
While nothing could be more romantic than a traditional Hawaiian wedding dress known as a ”Holoku”. The Hawaiian Holoku, a formal Hawaiian gown with a train, is also a gorgeous choice as a Hawaiian wedding gown for those who would like authentic Hawaiian wedding wear. The Holoku is an elegant, and conservative, formal tea dress, with its high neck, long sleeves, and lace. Maile, the character in Blue Hawaii who married Elvis at the end of the movie, wore a Holoku as her wedding gown as Elvis and Maile serenaded each other with the Hawaiian wedding song as they floated down a river on a canoe toward wedded bliss.