Each one might have characteristics they cannot do without. If the budget allows (and with today's many budget friendly wedding boutiques that can often happen), it may make sense to buy one dress for the ceremony and another for the reception.
Having a ton of experience buying and selling on Ebay, I can tell you that in many situations you are far better off making a purchase on Ebay than you ever are making the same purchase in a store. That being said, there is one item that I absolutely, positively do not recommend buying on Ebay....your wedding dress!
Now I'm sure that almost everyone reading this has a story of someone they knew, heard of, came across, who got a beautifully designed gown practically for free on Ebay. Let me tell you two things...first that does indeed happen, and second, for every positive story you have, I can come up with 10 negative ones.
There is, in my mind, only one legitimate reason to buy a wedding dress on Ebay...cost. And only you can decide if the money you are saving is worth the potential headache you may be creating for yourself.
Now I'm going to tell you why you shouldn't buy your dress on Ebay....And, for those of you who, after reading this article do decide to buy your wedding dress on Ebay, here is what to watch out for:
The hunt for the perfect wedding dress doesn’t have to be a nightmare, to be honest, it can be quite easy and hassle free with a solid plan of action. Seriously!
Start by setting a maximum budget for what your can spend to look drop-dead gorgeous, and if your budget is small it’s not the end of the world.
There is absolutely no reason to drop $5,000 or more on your wedding dress. Yes, you want to look breathtaking on your big day and the wedding dress you choose will make or break this goal. However, you can look stunning with an inexpensive wedding dress. An inexpensive wedding dress will allow you to look amazing and save a large chuck of cash on the wedding budget.
When I got married in 1998, a large majority of the work was done by myself and my family. After many years my mother told me all the things she didn't get to share with me:
There are many good reasons to work with a wedding planner. A wedding planner can handle all of the details associated with planning a wedding, while saving the couple time and money. Also, they find special rates that a couple wouldn’t necessarily get on their own.
In addition to offering wedding planning services, some wedding planners have expanded into wedding apparel. There are advantages to looking to your wedding planner for your wedding day attire, here are just a few:
This clever strategy is a great key to planning your wedding on a small budget.
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