Just got engaged and looking to plan your wedding – although it’s exciting – there are so many different things you need to think about in terms of budget. Whether it’s ensuring your venue is affordable, finding the right dress for your price or ensuring you don’t overspend on bridesmaids dresses, there’s always something to worry about.
To help put your mind at ease, we’ve come up with some top tips for saving money on your bridesmaid dresses:
Set Yourself A Budget In Advance
Before you start looking at the types of bridesmaid dresses available, set yourself an overall budget for how much you want to spend. Make sure you do this when you’re setting your overall wedding budget, otherwise, you may find it difficult to determine how much of your wedding fund can be spent on bridesmaid dresses.
Ask Everyone What Styles They’d Be Comfortable Wearing
Once you’ve got an idea of your budget, speaking to your bridesmaids about what kind of styles they’ll be comfortable wearing is the best place to start. This will allow you to see if your budget will allow them to have the styles they want; giving you an idea of where you may need to shop in order to get the right fit. Often a bride-to-be won’t let their bridesmaids have a say in dress; however, if you want them to feel comfortable giving them a say in the matter will help keep everyone happy.
Shop Around Before Making A Decision
Before you make your final decision it’s important you have shopped around. There are so many different options out there that choosing one of the first dresses your bridesmaids have tried on could mean you end up spending more than you have to. Try a couple of different stores to ensure you’re getting the best possible price.
If you are limited to stores in your area, why not take a road trip into your nearest city? It will be a fun day out for you and your bridesmaids, giving you a chance to try as many bridal stores as you can in one day.
Consider Using A Stylist To Help You Choose
If you think you’re going to struggle to find a style and fit that suits everyone AND is within your budget; why not consider using a stylist to help you choose the best possible dresses for your bridesmaids? They’ll be able to give you expert advice and reassure you you’re making the right decision. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your Shimmer Squad and use a stylist to help you find bridesmaid dresses.
Think About Shopping High Street
If you really want to save money and don’t think you can afford to splash out at a bridal store; consider purchasing your dresses from the high street. There are lots of different high street stores that offer bridesmaid dresses at incredibly affordable prices, so they definitely shouldn’t be dismissed.
Are you getting married soon? Have you bought your bridesmaids dresses yet? Let us know your top tips for saving money in the comments below.