Did you know that the best source for cheap bridal gowns is to go to charitable organizations that run thrift stores?
Brides donate wedding dresses which can be purchased at a tremendous savings!
Some stores you may be familiar with are Goodwill Thrift Stores, Salvation Army Thrift Stores, Children's Hospital Thrift Stores and others.
Of course, if you buy a bridal gown from one of these sources it may or may not be in the best condition.
Most often, the gown will be out of style. This is good if you are looking for a vintage wedding dress, from another era of time.
You can also think about having the gown redesigned to look more like a modern wedding dress.
Sometimes just little changes like removing sleeves and reshaping a neckline will update a dress.
Also the bridal dress will need cleaning and/or repair.
I have worked with brides who have cleaned their own wedding dresses by putting it in the washing machine and it came out beautifully. And some of them hand washed their gowns in the bathtub which turned out great!
You can definitely save tons on a wedding dress by buying it used. But you must factor in not only the purchase but also the alterations and cleaning of it.
Usually you don't have to pay to clean a wedding dress before wearing it when it is new. So calculate the cost before you decide to get a dress this way.
So when looking for cheap bridal gowns . . . considering dresses donated to charitable organizations is a good idea!
I happen to come across this resource with information of how to clean vintage clothing. Go to www.denisebrain.com for tips on how to clean vintage wedding dresses.
Also you can buy pre-owned designer wedding dresses online at Nearlynewlywed.com. You save up to 90 percent off!
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