Outside of the Wedding Reception, one of the largest single expenses that a bride-to-be has to budget for is her wedding dress – something that will surely be the most memorable piece of attire for the bride’s lifetime. No matter what you're looking to spend, there are options that allow every bride to look her best – even on a budget! This week, we’ll bring you some tried and true tips for saving on your wedding gown, as well as the scoop on local bridal shops that can help you plan the perfect look.
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- Shop sales. Once you know your Wedding Date, you’ll be able to plan the timeframe for finding the perfect dress. If your Wedding date isn’t set for the next 6 months, you’ll have a good window of time to wait for a great sale at a local boutique.
- Shop samples. Many shops and designers offer sample sales – dresses that were used for display or sample purposes that have been significantly discounted – but still simply gorgeous!
- Pick out a few different options. Even if you think you’ve found “the dress”, make sure to check the price tag, and see if it is realistically in your budget. Even if it is, make sure to see what other shops have to offer – you never know what you’ll find!
- Attend a Bridal Expo - many vendors at Expos offer discounts, and even do raffles & giveaways with Wedding Gowns! These events are often low cost or free, so make sure to attend some before tying the knot.
Here’s some great local Bridal Shops to find the perfect dress at:
Francine’s Bridal Experience
79 South Main Street
Sayville, NY 11782
105 Sleepy Hollow Drive, Suite A
Middletown, NY 19709
1870 East Jericho Tpke
Huntington, NY 11743
Massapequa, NY 11758
The Wedding Plaza
216 Jericho Turnpike
Floral Park, NY 11001
I would also like to take this opportunity to make sure brides & brides-to-be know about the new Real Wedding section of LongIsland.com. Here, you can share your love story, and let us know your wedding plans, or tell us about your fairytale wedding!Look