Cheap Formal Dress - Good Enough For a Wedding?
Now that he's finally popped the question your thoughts wander to your wedding dress. Will a cheap formal dress be good enough for a wedding? It's your very special day and you want it to be perfect, but you're also stuck with a budget, and so are your bridesmaids-to-be and your mother. How can you have elegant dresses and not go broke over them?
You will find many places, especially on the Internet where you find wedding gowns and bridesmaid's dresses in all kinds of styles. When you shop around a little you will see a wide array of options; beautiful dresses where no-one would guess at their price tag.
You'd be amazed how much elegance you can achieve for comparatively very little money. A cheap formal dress or wedding dress can start as low as US $80.00, with not a frumpy thread in it. Also look for clearances at stores. You might be able to get great bargains if you manage to coincide with a clearance. Sometimes you can also garner decent discounts if the whole wedding party shops at the same place.
The times that cheap equaled bad style and quality are a thing of the past. You don't have to endanger your life's savings anymore to look absolutely gorgeous on your wedding day in a cheap formal dress.
The same is true for bridesmaid's dresses. Gone are the times when bridesmaid's dresses had a style that you would definitely never wear again, ever, after the wedding was over. Nowadays most bridesmaids' dresses look like made for models and most cheap formal dresses fall into that category. They are beautiful and you can use them for all kinds of different events after the wedding is a fond memory. Most of the time they are even advertised as Bridesmaid's/Prom/Wedding Party/Homecoming/Party dress, so one can use them for all types of occasions.
Even the mother of the bride (and the mother of the groom too, for that matter) doesn't have to stay behind. Beautiful cheap formal dresses in every style and for every type of body are available at this price range. And what's also nice, many of these stores, brick-and-mortar or online, have tailoring services available, in case a dress needs any adjustments.
A cheap formal dress is also a great option for the junior bridesmaids and the flower girls. They start as low as US $50.00 and many also combine with the bride's wedding dress. Most of these dresses are so cute and pretty, you'd think they must cost a fortune, when in reality they are very affordable.
While we are dressing the whole female part of the wedding party, let's not forget the groom, the best man and the groom's men. What about them? Well, how about tuxedos that make you look smashing for under US $200.00? That way one wouldn't have to deal with a rental (always keeping the budget in mind), but the gentlemen could all look very handsome in their own tuxedos.
So, back to the question if a cheap formal dress would be good enough for a wedding? The answer is most definitely yes. The whole wedding party can dress to the nines even on a limited budget. That way you'll have more left for your flowers, decoration and the wedding cake and even a honey moon.
From: Christina Meier