Brides-to-be on a budget should consider buying bridesmaid dresses instead of bridal gowns, says Huffington Post. Bridesmaid dresses come in white and off-white and are cheaper than gowns. Brides should also ask gown retailers to notify them when they have display samples available for sale.
Large department stores sometimes sell selections of wedding gowns or have in-store bridal shops. Brides should comparison shop for deals because such gowns can be expensive, according to Huffington Post. Wedding gowns that come in colors other than classic white tend to be cheaper than traditional variations. Brides can also buy second-hand designer wedding gowns at a discount.