How to have money left over from your wedding budget
When the love of your life finally gets down on his knee, all you can think of is the picturesque venue, the moment you walk down the aisle, and your gorgeous dress. But then, reality sort of brings you back to earth. Will it cost you an arm and a leg to get that beautiful gown of your dreams? Not if the frugal bride thinks outside the box. These are our top tips on scoring the wedding dress of your dreams.
As one of the premier bridal shops in Melbourne, Leah S Designs takes style to the next level without breaking your budget with our classy collection of dream wedding gowns. Being on a budget doesn’t mean you’re a cheapskate. You can still look stunning without spending too much. Here are a few helpful tips to help you pick out the right dress at the right price.
Write down How Much You’re Willing to Spend on the wedding dress of your dreams.
Getting married is exciting. Budgeting is not. However, it’s a necessity and the sooner you’re done with it, the closer you get to the fun part.
When it comes to figuring out how much you’re going to pay for your dress, coming up with an amount is never easy. You would have to take into consideration the cost of the venue, caterers and accessories like your bouquet and jewellery. Everything should be listed to avoid overspending.
You can also make a compromise if you think wearing a more expensive dress will seal the deal (e.g., opting for DIY invitations or planning everything by yourself instead of hiring a wedding planner). Yes, you can save money without sacrificing style. You just have to know how much you’re willing to spend and also, where to look.
Check Online Stores
Fact is, shopping for your bridal gown will take up a lot of your time. Hopping from one bridal shop to another is not only time consuming, it’s also an expensive venture. Think of gas prices and eating out. One or two meals might be minimal. Money spent on a litre of gas may not be much, but gown shopping does not happen in one or two days. For brides who want to look their best, one week is not enough!
Fortunately for you, we’re now living in a technologically-driven world and you get to browse for different frocks even in your pyjamas. At our online shop, we make sure to keep you updated with the latest designs, from timeless garments to more daring, trendy dresses.
Be Wary of Websites Offering Unrealistic Promises
We all know how tricky it is to shop online. It’s a MUST to do your research first before whipping out your credit card and typing your well-guarded information. A number of not-so-safe websites are preying on unsuspecting brides who are looking for a great deal. Remember the golden rule in online shopping, “If it’s too good to be true, DON’T BUY!”
Because building our reputation is important, we make sure that:
- We don’t overpromise on delivery schedules.
- We have a physical shop. Come visit us and check our fabulous showroom!
- Every bride we assist appreciates our unrivaled customer support. Talk to us about your wedding dress dreams, alterations that will make it more flawless or ask our talented designers to pick a design that will flatter your figure.
Don’t Fret Over Little Things
It’s a given that every bride’s instinct to be more detail-oriented turns up several notches as the special day draws near. The tendency to make sure everything’s fine and dandy is understandable. But it can be nerve-wracking, especially if you’re overthinking. For example, you might have chosen a dream design that’s a tad too long for your frame and you’re agonising over a simple problem. Our shop offers alteration services. We literally take care of the little things you don’t need to worry about!
In conclusion, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to save a few dollars on your gown. Here at Leah S Designs, we give you a variety of options in style and prices. We also offer an impressive selection of debutante dresses for Melbourne women who are looking for fabulous ball gowns, minus the hefty price.
For other budget setting ideas check out our other blog posts on how to keep it simple and save money and how to set a budget for your wedding