Dream Weddings On a Budget
Dream Weddings On a Budget :: Secondhand Wedding Dress

How & Where to Get Second Hand Wedding Dresses & Gowns

A new wedding dress will NOT make you appear any more beautiful than an older, slightly used wedding dress. If you've got the money to burn, then yes, feel free to get the most expensive wedding dress you can find. However, if you're trying to plan a wedding on a budget, there is no shame in browsing through (or wearing for that matter) second hand wedding dresses.

Where to Get Second Hand Wedding Dresses

Beautiful, slightly used wedding dresses can be found in a wide variety of places -- most of which are places you'd never even consider looking.

If there are married women in the family, you can always ask one of them if they still have their wedding gown. If one of them does have it, ask her if you could have the honor of wearing the gown on your big day. So long as you do it politely and tell them you'd be "honored" in wearing it, you won't be turned down.

Antique and thrift shops are another avenue you don't want to overlook when searching for inexpensive second hand wedding dresses. A few minutes of browsing in one of these places and you could find the wedding dress of your dreams.

Costume shops and/or drama departments of schools are also places in which cheap wedding dresses are frequently available. Call up and ask around about any dresses or gowns they don't need or would consider selling to you at a significantly reduced price. Odds are good that someone will have something available.

Try online auction websites like E-Bay. It's true -- try not to laugh -- you can easily buy second hand wedding dresses through ebay. Is this the best option for getting an inexpensive wedding dress? Probably not, but it is an option to consider nonetheless. Besides, when trying to create a dream wedding on a budget, there's nothing that is off limits.

Whether you want to believe it or not, second hand wedding dresses can be as elegant and as gorgeous as brand-spanking new wedding gowns. Plus, with the enormous amount of money you saved, you could always a pay a good seamstress to make changes to the gown so it's more suitable for you.