I’m looking to spend as little as possible on a wedding dress but no stores actually post any of their prices online. Where are some places that have decently priced wedding dresses? I would love to spend less then $500 but people keep saying that $1500 is a ‘good’ price for a dress. This seems insane to me 😔
Honestly depends where you are from and what types of salons you are going to. Our local salon only carries dress up to $3500 where as I went to the city and was trying on $10000 dresses! I found it easier to look on the American websites to get an idea of pricing before I went shopping!
I found my dream dress on Facebook. I had an idea in my head what I wanted and just found it while looking around for wedding decorations. I checked it out thinking it wouldn't fit, etc. Tried it, loved it and she even negotiated the price!
Ive been looking online at regular stores. I too also feel like 1500 is ridiculous for a dress im only going to wear once.
Just searching for white long dresses tbh, and to be completely honest im going to wear whatever I find that I feel amazing in, it might end up being black, red short whatever lol
Azazie is a good option for a cheaper dress. I bought a bride's maid dress from there and I 15/10 would reccomend. I send it my measurments and the dress fit perfectly. They also have an option to chose up to three dresses to try at home for like $30.
Asos.com has some nice options ive found. As well as 1861 a montreal based boutique has a lot budget friendly dresses.
Dress are expensive! I lucked out when I went to Langley for a show, David tuatara makes wedding dresses for brides on a budget! And there so beautiful too! My dress was 950 but if you look into 2nd hand you should find one in your budget 😊
Wedding dresses are SO expensive! Especially for one day.
I was keeping my budget under $1000, so I ended up trying dresses at 7 different stores before I finally found one that I loved that was in budget! The one I ended up loving is actually from the store's Prom Dress line, but they had ordered one of their samples in white.
At a couple of stores, I did check out the bridesmaid collection, but couldn't find anything I felt like a bride in. But you may have luck with that option.
Tip #1: Check out bridesmaid and prom dress collections.
Tip #2: Some stores have a "destination" dress section, they're much lighter dresses (weight) intended for those warm destination climates, but they also come with a lower price point!
Tip #3: Consignment bridal shops. If you're up for a drive to St. Jacob (I see your venue is near Hamilton, so I'm assuming you're also nearby) Gina's Closet is a great bridal consignment shop, they have dresses organized by decade, so handy if you're throwing in a vintage element! But they also have brand new dresses they got from stores that folded. I like this store in particular, they donate proceeds to cancer charities. St. Jacob's is a great summer tourist spot, and easy to make a whole day of it. If you go on a Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday, you can also check out the market there.
Davids Bridal had their collection, which at times has dresses for $99.00. Most of the time you will need to go into the store to see those dresses, but their website does have prices listed, its in american on the site, so remember that.
JJs House online is having a sample sale. The samples are $72 canadian but they only ship to the states. But if you pay full price they can ship anywhere and their prices are really reasonable. The one I am going to order is only $230 brand new.
Take a look at the "pop up wedding dress sales" by opportunity bridal. Most of the ones in Ontario are taking place over the next month, then they are moving on...not sure if they do this every year or what their prices are, but they are suppose to be up to 90% off.
I'd say follow some local stores on Facebook and wait for sales. That's what I did and I ended up buying my dress 65% off! Also, don't be afraid to look at unconventional stores. I went to a used clothes store that I purchased my grad dress from like 4 years ago. It wasn't a glamorous shopping experience but it was fun to see dresses from the 80s lol. Also, really don't limit yourself to a certain style of dress. Before I tried on dresses, I had t heart set on a satin a line with long sleeves and plain Jane, no embellishments. I got so discouraged before I even went shopping because I knew the exact dress would be $700+ and I wanted to spend more like $200-300. I ended up choosing an a line with beaded straps and no sleeves and a super long train and I honestly love it.
I'm not sure what is available around you but I got my dress for $400 at Action Bridal here in Vancouver. It is not a glamorous place and has terrible lighting and you really have to dig. I kinda loved that experience but my mother sure didn't. haha
Perhaps look for a place like that? Discount bridal stores have to be around in any city!
What type of dress are you looking for? I got mine at Boudoir 1861, I have a boho chic garden style wedding. My dress is all lace, mermaid style with bell sleeves. Cost me 142$ plus tax ☺️. They have a lot of different style wedding dresses online and other dresses in store too!
There are lots of pop up bridal shops that happen from April to June-ish. They’re advertised on FB bridal groups and online. I bought my dress from a pop up shop (empty store front rented for a week or two) and it was $750 taxes in. Most places like this are 50% off the price tag and they only have whatever is on the floor for sale. You can’t order from here but it allows you to see what you like/don’t and keeps you on budget. A handful of my friends who got married within 6 months found their dream dress there for a steal allowing them to stay in their budget.
A lot of wedding dress shops will have some sale or clearance racks. I got my dress for $750 and it wasn’t on sale. It was ordered in just for me. Mori Lee too! So, if you share your $500 or less budget with your sales person they will give you options in your budget. My best friend got her dress for $399. Not on sale and it was special ordered. Things that make dresses more expensive are lace, beading, etc.
You could also try places like value village if you don’t mind a used one. Some online stores like jjhouse have really cheap gowns as well. Another option is to find sample sales in your area. I don’t know because they started popping on to my Facebook feed out of nowhere but I’m sure if you contacted some stores near you they might have their own sales too.
As everyone else has said-David’s Bridal! They have $99 sales when they are changing over stock. They also have off the rack sales. Facebook marketplace- SO many people sell their dress on there after their wedding.
David’s Bridal has good prices I paid $1000 for mine and I didn’t have to do anything to it no alterations, it’s perfect and it also has a train. If you receive emails from them they send you deals or what dresses are on sale you could get a beautiful dress for less than what I paid for.