Wedding Tip Thursday!

Some may say it all starts with the dress! I know for many brides this is all too true. After all, the dress can dictate the total feel and look of the wedding.  Although most budgeting trends suggest 10% of your wedding budget to go toward your attire, it can go way over and above that percentage for the fashionista bride. Here’s a little known tip – if you find a dress you absolutely love (it could be online, in a magazine or even one that you try on at a bridal boutique), take the time to do some research. Find the main design house and contact them to ask if they are having a sample sale or trunk sale anytime soon and if so, you can specifically ask if they have the dress you want (usually the online casino dress will have a name or a design number) in your size. If you’re lucky and they have it in stock, ask if you can order it over the phone and they should be able ship it to you! Obviously, the purchase would be final and the garment would be “as is” but the design house can tell you the condition of the gown. It may seem like a long shot but you just never know…and with a little research, you could get the dress of your dreams for a fraction of the cost!

Happy Planning!