Even on your wedding day, you don’t need to splash the cash to look fabulous. Here, we tell you how to find a stunning discount wedding dress for your big day.
Finding your wedding dress is no easy task. With so many shops, styles and price tags, it can feel a little overwhelming. In 2018, Brides Magazine estimated that we spend an average of £1,378 on our wedding dress. While the average price does vary, it’s no doubt that a wedding dress can be expensive for many brides on a budget.
With weddings becoming more expensive, the need for cheap, discount wedding dresses is increasing. The good news is that the demand for discount dresses means that there are more ways to find wedding dresses a lower price than ever before. High street retailers are selling dresses and boutiques have a selection of sample sales on designer wedding dresses. These choices make it easier to find a wedding dress this year that perfectly fits your body and your budget.
Whether you’re looking for a modest-classic dress like Meghan Markle, or something new and unique, we believe that you can find it on your budget.
Jo and Claire from Belle Bridal are pros at finding top-quality wedding dresses at a fraction of the price. Here, they share their tips on how to find the best discount wedding dresses for your special day in 2019!
Find Sample Sales
Sample sales are one of the best ways to find designer wedding dresses at a discounted price. But what exactly is a sample sale? A sample sale is a wedding dress on sale because it may have been tried on by multiple brides, or used in a marketing campaign.
Many bridal boutiques offer collections of sample wedding dresses all year round. However, they are most common when a new season of dresses arrive. Some wedding fairs and events are created specifically for sample sales. You can find out where sample sales are by searching online or checking bridal boutique websites.
The great thing about a bridal sample sale is that you’ll receive excellent service from a bridal boutique while trying on high-quality designer dressers at half the cost — or more! At Belle Bridal, some of our sample sale wedding dresses have 70% off the original price.
Charity Shop Discount Wedding Dresses
If you’re looking to give something back while buying a dress, Oxfam has a wide selection of second-hand wedding dresses online. With many dresses under £100, you might just find your perfect dress for a bargain price — while also giving to a worthy cause.
Some local charity shops also have a selection of formal wear and wedding dresses. It can be a bit of a lottery to find your perfect dress but it’s an option if you want to give to a worthy cause.
Prices will vary depending on the designer and, of course, always have a thorough look at the dress before buying to see what condition it’s in.
Hit the High Street
Monsoon, Topshop and ASOS are just a few of the high street names that are venturing into the world of weddings. Wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and accessories in these shops are often cheaper.
Although you won’t get the same experience as a bridal boutique with one-on-one attention, but you might be able to find a dress at an amazing price that is just right for you.
Belle Bridal Discount Wedding Dresses
Here at Belle Bridal, we understand that finding the perfect discount wedding dress means not compromising on quality and style. That’s why we have a selection of affordable designer dresses, many of which are ready for you to take home today!
We offer sample sale collections which can often take 50% – 70% off the RRP. Whatever your budget, we have no doubt that we’ll be able to find something for you.
Despite some bridal boutiques now charging for appointments, at Belle Bridal, our consultations are free. Weddings are expensive and trying on dresses should be an enjoyable experience.
Look out for our sample sales in 2019 or visit our bridal shop in North London. We’d love to help you find your perfect discount wedding dress for your big day.