Prosecco & Petals
The straightforward guide to planning your wedding
The perfect wedding dress that makes you look like a goddess does not need to blow your wedding budget. Read on for top tips on where to buy inexpensve and discount designer dresses that will stun your groom.
wedding designer trunk sales
If you have a specific wepding dress designer that you adore, it is worth looking out for trunk sales on their website. Trunk sales are when specific designers showcase their dresses in a shop. Often there are great deals, a more extensive selection of dresses and off-the-rack samples to buy. Local bridal shops will also advertise trunk sales, and it is recommended to book a slot in advance.
bridal boutique sales
Quite regularly bridal shops and boutique will advertise sample sales. This is when they are clearing out the dresses that shoppers try on. Sample sales can offer dramatic reductions of up to 50%.
However, if opting for a sample dress, it is wise to keep an eye out for marks and discolouration, particularly on stark white dresses. When opting for a sample dress, is it worth asking if any further discounts and cleaning can be provided for the dress.
High street shops: Phase eight, Coast, Macy’s, Bertex bridal and David’s bridal are all great places to grab a bargain wedding dress.
Online market places that sell pre-owned dresses: market places such as Pre-loved and eBay have a wide range of named and designer wedding dresses for sale that have never been worn or bought and the bride has changed their mind.
Look for ‘never worn’ or ‘labels still attached’ and also look that the designer label and size are shown before purchasing. This can be a great option if you know your size and the style of dress you want.
Off-shore wedding dress makers: Many savvy brides are now turning to the internet more and more to find lower-cost version of wedding designer dresses. Market places such as Etsy and Not on the high-street offer reputable suppliers. If researching other retailers do always make sure that suppliers have:
The below wedding dress designers have a wide range of dresses and gorgeous silhouettes at reasonable prices, which will not blow your budget. Each of the below designers have a significant amount of dresses from £400 - £1,200:
Due to the proliferation of wedding dress seasons, there are often great deals to be had at the end of each dress season. The best seasonal sale to shop in is between October and December. If deciding to shop in the sales, it is recommended to select a mid-week appointment to avoid fighting over dresses.